We Spy the all-new Accord
The Honda Accord is one of the best-selling vehicles in the United States, a reputation that this series of models has enjoyed since 1989. Even though the company released a model in 2016, many drivers are already looking forward to the next model. Are you fan? If the answer is yes, you’ll be happy to know that we spy the all-new Honda Accord on the horizon.
A new design that includes changes to the interior and exterior will likely lead to a significant rise in sales. Key updates that fans of the Accord can expect to see with the 2018 model include a new turbocharged engine and a new platform. Drivers can also look forward to a model that possesses a sportier look. It has a larger footprint, which means that fans can look forward to driving a vehicle with more interior space.
According to rumors, Honda is increasing the size of this model to further differentiate it from the new Honda Civic. The new Accord will have a sleek profile as well as a roofline that arches and merges to form a rear window that slopes sharply. It will also feature the same Honda grille that adorns the Ridgeline truck and the Pilot crossover, as this grille is quite popular among these drivers.
The interior of the new Accord is somewhat reminiscent of the new Civic’s interior. Both Honda models feature angular design themes. Passengers will enjoy greater comfort due to the increased interior space, which the company accomplished by making the vehicle wider.
According to rumors, Honda Sensing technology will remain a major safety feature for the 2018 Accord. Therefore, drivers can rest assured that this new model will be a reliable, safe, and family friendly. Other features include automatic braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise, and active lane-keeping. The current model has earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect that the newest Accord will follow suit.
Engine and Specs
Fans of the Accord tend to have varying opinions about its engine. The newest model will likely feature the 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. The new Civic has the same engine, and it generates 162 pound-feet of torque and 174 horsepower. It is reasonable to expect the Accord to give just as much power as the Civic, if not more. Some rumors suggest that Honda will get rid of the 3.5-liter V6 and replace it with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. While this is unlikely, it is still a possibility.
Undoubtedly, millions of drivers are looking forward to the official release of the new Honda Accord. Many are already impressed with the current and earlier models, and the most recent rumors sound promising. The more comfortable, spacious interior and the brand new design — which is inspired by the Civic — definitely make this new vehicle sound exciting. Stay posted and check in with us later to learn more details as they become available.
*** The 2017 Ridgeline and Pilot with Honda Sensing™ and LED headlights, and the 2017 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™ and projector beam halogen headlights have been awarded the coveted 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.
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