Honda recently launched the latest Civic model successfully, so you can expect the automaker to follow up that with the launch of 2018 Honda Accord. The production of this 9th generation Honda Accord started back in 2012. Although the midsize sedan received a facelift in 2016, it is about time to start looking forward to its 10th generation.
The automaker has manufactured the Honda Accord since in 1996. The model is best known for its 4-door sedan version, which has been amongst the best-selling vehicles in the United States since 1989. The nameplate of Accord has been applied to various vehicles all over the world, including wagons, coupes, crossover, and hatchbacks. 2018 model will be redesigned with enough updates both inside and outside.
2018 Honda Accord Expected Exterior Changes
Honda will adopt a new design language both inside as well as outside. As far as exterior design and styling are concerned, the 2018 Honda Accord will have a sleeker profile. It features an arching roofline that smoothly merges into a sloping rear window for an aggressive look. This model will also gain the corporate grille of the brand that is presently available in larger Ridgeline truck and Pilot crossover.
The upcoming Honda Accord will also share its platform with Honda Civic. This means that it will receive a new modular architecture that is stiffer and lighter than anything else that has been used before by the car manufacturer. This new platform should also considerably benefit from the great dynamics of Accord. A version of this platform shall also underpin the next generation of Honda CR-V.
A very initial glance at the interiors of 2018 Honda Accord gives you an indication that designers have used Honda Civic as an inspiration for this new model as well. The angular design of this compact car has been transferred over to Accord. The cabin of this new model is somewhat wider, which improves space and comfort for passengers. Updated interior of this vehicle looks like a combination of Accord and Civic model.
As far as technological features are concerned, Honda Sensing Active Safety Technology is expected to continue. Available safety features include forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking and active lane keeping assistance. All these features will be updated for the redesigned model.
2018 Honda Accord Engine Options
There are several rumors about the engine of 2018 Honda Accord. A 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is one of the possible engines for this model. This engine generates 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque in Honda Civic. Other reports suggest that the 3.5-liter V6 will be replaced by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, although it is a highly unlikely scenario.
2018 Honda Accord Price and Availability
The redesigned Accord is expected to be revealed by the end of 2017, with sales starting sometime around mid-2018. The Honda Accord 2018 will have a starting price of approximately $30,000. The price is also expected to increase as there is no official confirmation regarding its price from the makers. Competitors of this model include Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, and Chevrolet Malibu.