The change of generations of the Honda Accord uses the same platform as the Civic, with which it also shares its engines. The Accord 2018 says goodbye to the V6 engine, which was replaced by a 4-cylinder Turbo.
La japanese firm has unveiled officially to the tenth generation the Honda Accord. The sedan of Honda is fully renovated and finally abandoned the V6 engine to give way to a four-cylinder Turbo with less power.
Now the Accord shares a platform and engines with the Civic, with which it shares certain similarities in their exterior design. With respect to the model which it will replace, the new Accord is more wide and low and just a centimeter shorter. In addition, thanks to the help of new materials like aluminum, the new Accord is now up to 80 kilograms lighter than its predecessor.
In mechanical terms the offer of engines for north America includes two aversions gasoline and a hybrid. The petrol engines are supercharged, premiering the 1.5 liter 195 HP which also uses the Civic, in addition to a 2.0 Turbo with 256 HP that also uses the Civic in its version Type R, with some horses more. This last replaces the previous V6, while the 1.5-litre replaces the 2.4 liter from the previous model.
in Addition, the customers may opt for a hybrid version, associated with a 2.0-liter engine in combination with two electric motors, but by the time the manufacturer has not specified the technical details. Disagreement to the engine chosen, will be available a manual change of six speeds, automatic type CVT and automatic 10 relations.
like its previous generation, the new Honda Accord does not arrive to the European market, where it was discontinued because of low sales, as opposed to what happens in united States, where is one of the models most successful in the market.