2018 Honda Accord continues to test on the road under heavy camouflage. Spy shots give us a tiny peek into next generation Honda Accord. The Accord is one of the best-known family sedans on the market. It is cheap, well equipped and it looks different. Honda is fresh off the successful launch of the latest Civic, so expect a strong follow up to what is already one of the best sedans on the market.
2018 Honda Accord Exterior and Interior Design
The freshened 2018 Accord adopted styling elements found in other recently revamped Hondas. It is clear that Honda has adopted a sleeker, sportier look for the latest generation of its popular mid-size sedan. The design team has taken the handsome look with an arching roofline that merges smoothly into an aggressively sloping rear window. The next Accord also will share its platform with the Civic. At this time, it appears likely that the updated Accord will gain the brand’s new corporate grille that adorns the larger Pilot crossover and Ridgeline truck. Energy saving and visible front and rear LEDs are also located on the new Honda Accord. The exterior complements the new sporty design with 19 inch wheels.
The look should evolve with dimensions and packaging that preserve cabin and cargo space. A glimpse at the interior reveals that designers have also looked at the Civic for inspiration, with the compact car’s angular design themes carrying over to the Accord. The car will receive a new infotainment system with a single screen which will support all the usual phone-screen mirroring technologies. Expect all but the base trim level to include a large touchscreen infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto, and on higher trim levels, GPS navigation. These will provide better comfort during long journeys.
2018 Honda Accord Release Date and Price
Honda should debut the new Accord mid next year as a 2018 model. At the release time, starting price for the basic version should remain close to the 2017 model’s $22,355.
2018 Honda Accord Powertrain and Performance
Under the hood, this new car comes across numerous different information and opinions. The big news is the expected addition of the automaker’s 1.5 liter 4 cylinder turbo as the model’s new base engine. We are also not surprised to see Honda throw in the towel on the V6 model in favor of a turbo four as the uplevel engine. In addition, there is reportedly a strong possibility that the car will also gain Accord Hybrid version. However, it just reintroduced and likely would carry over intact. Power output figures have not yet been revealed, but we know that the smaller Civic with the 1.5 liter turbo makes 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. 2018 Honda Accord is likely more than that.