It’s therefore a pretty big deal when such a successful model undergoes a major restyle, and Honda has probably gone a little further with its recently unveiled 2018 Accord than some commentators may have expected. According to the Auto giant, Honda Accord 2018 will be the first First Wheel Drive sedan with a 10-speed transmission.
A hybrid variant powered by a 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle engine and two electric motors is likely to be added to the line-up later. While the normal motor makes 189PS and 260Nm of peak torque, the larger motor can give out a maximum torque of 250PS and 370Nm. The main novelty is the new 10-speed automatic transmission, but again with the Sport you can bundle the six-speed manual.
The existing 3.5-litre, V-6 and the 2.4-litre, I-4 will not be offered with the 2018 model.
The all-new accord has got several changes including a more provocative design, improved dimensions as well as new and more efficient engine options. The timing was meant to allow it to keep up with the debut of the newly redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry – a top competitor.
The interiors include a 50mm elongated wheelbase while the width has also been increased by 10mm.
The recall covers vehicles from the 2013-16 model years with 12-volt battery sensors. Standard Honda Sensing brings collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control, while there’s also a 7-inch (178 mm) digital display for the instrument cluster and a new 8-inch (203 mm) infotainment system – also a 6-inch (152 mm) head-up display and adaptive dampers for the flagship Touring trim.
It is still uncertain when the tenth-gen Accord will come to the Indian market since the current-generation Honda Accord Hybrid was launched in India only in 2016. The vehicle will also get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity options.