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2018 Honda Accord unveiled

Honda has officially unveiled the all-new Accord in the US and is set to go on sale internationally later this year. The new look of the tenth-generation Accord is a serious improvement and has a more sporty stance while bearing a resemblance to the company's current styling in the new Civic and the NSX.

We already knew which powertrains were to be offered when the company had teased a sketch last month but now we know the figures too. Replacing the old naturally aspirated 2.4-litre engine will be the new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol with dual Variable Timing Control (VTC) which has a peak output of 189bhp and 260Nm of torque with a choice of CVT or a 6-speed manual 'box. There's a new 2.0-litre turbo-petrol with i-VTEC as well which makes 248bhp and 342Nm and thus is a bit underpowered as compared to the 3.5-litre V6 it replaces. While it is mated to a 6-speed manual, Honda has paired this drivetrain to a new 10-speed Automatic which it says is a first for any FWD car. Finally, there's the new hybrid powertrain, which utilises a 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle engine paired with the Honda electric motors, performance figures still awaited.

The new Accord is longer, lower and wider. It is also lighter and sturdier with the additional use of ultra-high-strength steel. It gets plenty of clever tech too with the complete Honda Sensing package of driver aids and semi- autonomous features being offered as standard in the US.

Disappointingly, however, this all-new 10th-gen Honda Accord is unlikely to ever come to our shores, and if it does, it will be with a host of changes. Still, what do you think of the new Accord? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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