04/18/2017 UPDATE: We all knew that new Accord is on the way, but the last spy photos we had are almost one year old. Now, we are at it again as we have acquired best spy photos, so far, of 2018 Honda Accord. The upcoming model will be the tenth generation of this sedan and Honda decided to step the game up. The latest iteration of Accord is going to have a new style; it is going to be longer, wider, and with more sleeker sidelines. If you carefully follow the Japanese manufacturer in question here, then you will see the resemblance between new Accord and the freshly introduced Civic. From its smaller sibling Accord is going to borrow headlights styling and also parts of front fascia are going to similar to the one of the Civic, mostly the grille. Also, new Accord is going to have a more sportier design which will be expressed to more lowered roofline at the back and a much shorter decklid.
The changes on this model were necessary for many reasons, but one of them stands out. Despite the fact that Accord was always one of the leaders in its segment, design wise it was never one of the most appealing cars. This is no secret, just look at the models like Chevrolet Malibu, Mazda 6, or KIA Optima, and you must agree that they all look better than Honda Accord.
Back to the spy photos, where we have some new clues on the design of 2018 Accord. The headlights will now be more thin, with a wider stance and will spread from the end of the grill all the way into the corners of the hood. The grill will now be more expressed, not only by the size (it is bigger now) but it will also feature chrome details and a larger Honda emblem in the middle. As far as the fog lights are concerned, they seem to retain the same shape as the daylight version.
Moving on and we have less and less material to work with. Thanks to the, still present, heavy camouflage the conclusions we draw next can’t be taken as hundred percent accurate. The roofline is sportier as we mentioned, but it is nowhere close to being aggressive as it is on Civic, but it is definitely lower than on current gen of Accord. At the rear, the taillights are not visible enough to make any statement, and looking at the wheels we can say that they look same as on the ongoing model.
11/07/2016 Review: The reigning generation of Honda’s Accord started production back in 2012. It is currently one of the world’s, and Honda’s of course, most selling mid-size sedans. Despite having it’s mid-cycle face-lift in 2016 Honda is planning a complete redesign by the end of the next year. Currently, in its ninth generation, Honda’s chiefs have decided that the time is right for their beloved model to enter its tenth generation . Being around for some time now the current model is getting outdated so with 2018 Honda Accord Japanese manufacturer will try to continue the tradition of quality and performance. Together with this, they will also try to keep the selling number, or even improve them, in aim for this model to become a global bestseller.
2018 Honda Accord Interior and Exterior
Similar to what other car manufacturers are doing (mainly Volkswagen) Honda is planning on transferring most of its model on a single platform. In accordance with this plan, 2018 Honda Accord will probably ride on a platform which will debut on new CR-V. Oher possibility which is even more likely is that new Accord will share its platform with the European version of Civic Type R.
Exterior-wise there isn’t much to say because the spotted mules of the latest generation of Accord were heavy camouflaged. Despite this, we managed to draw a couple of conclusions. First of all similarity with the latest Civic installment is more than obvious. The difference lies in boxier appearance in general and more skewed front end. Thanks to this both front grill and headlights are more square-like than they were before. From first spy photos, we can also conclude that 2018 Honda Accord will feature LED lights technology. To continue its comparison with Civic the new model will have similar roofline and uncharacteristically short trunk.
Interior is the part of the car that we are most unfamiliar with. Spy photos gave a glimpse at the interior but not much can be concluded from them. Dashboard shape can’t be seen but it features more buttons than on the previous installment which brought us the conclusion that new Accord will feature next-gen infotainment system. Center display will be bigger than it’s on the current model and it will feature touchscreen technology. Apple Car Play and Android Auto will most likely come as standard features.
Engine and Transmission of 2018 Honda Accord
Same as the current models the 2018 Honda Accord will be offered with 1.5-liter in-line four-cylinder engines. What remains unknown is whether will V-6 options find its way on the latest generation of Accord. Rumors are saying that these engines that are being used on higher trims of Accord could lose its place to 2.0-liter turbocharged ones that are being used on the European version of Civic Type R. This seems like a real possibility considering that all of the Honda’s competition have completely transferred to four-cylinder powertrains. As of yet, there is no word of hybrid or fully electric Accord.
2018 Honda Accord Release date and Price
If we take into account that 2018 Honda Accord is going to ride on a new platform, with a significant increase in size and with a completely improved technology we can be sure that price will grow compared to current model. With starting price for the current model being in the region of $23,000 we can expect at least $2,000 more needed for the base model of 2018 Accord. The new model shouldn’t be expected before the end of the next year. If you are looking a clue for when it might be shown to the world, this year could point to that. The European version of Civic Type R was presented at the Paris Motor Show while the US version was presented a the SEMA. We are expecting for Accord to follow in its footsteps.
2018 Honda Accord Spy Photos
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