Does the new 2018 Honda Accord will be similar to the new Civic? Well, not necessarily, although the new Accord will be taking some inspirations from the new Civic, that is. The new vehicle has been caught in the driving test, wearing a heavy camo but there are some hints if you want to see it closer. It is a sure thing that the new Accord will be sleeker but more angular curves and shapes – to differentiate it from Civic. The most noticeable changes will be happening on the front, although there will be some refreshing upgrades happening elsewhere.
The new 2018 Honda Accord will be bigger than the Civic with the similar construction of the CR-V. Honda will be using the similar platform as the MQB versatile modular construction which will help them reduce the production costs. Besides some of the cosmetic changes, there will be upgrades on the engine as well as the fuel economy technology. After all, the Accord has been known as the reliable family four door sedan for decades so you can expect at least the same performance and outcome as the previous model. If it is better, it is a good news for everyone, isn’t it? After all, with sleeker exterior design, you should also expect the similar changes happening in the interior cabin, don’t you?
Release Date and Price
There hasn’t been any official release from Honda but the new 2018 Honda Accord should debut somewhere close to the end of 2017 with global sales starting from the middle of 2018. Price tag hasn’t been known either but it is predicted that the base Accord is sold at around $30,000 while the Hybrid variant will sell at around $39,000 to $40,000. Yes the new Hybrid will be introduced as the alternative, in case you can’t really wait for the new Accord. For the hybrid, the fuel economy system is around 49 mpg for the city and 47 mpg for the highway with total output of 212 hp of power.
It is possible that the new 2018 Honda Accord will be coming with four cylinder turbocharged 1.5 liter engine, delivering 174 hp of power. Rumor has it that Honda will probably ditch the V6 3.5 liter engine for the turbocharged 2.0 liter unit. Up until now, Honda hasn’t made any official comment or release about their new engine powertrain. Let’s wait and see for further updates about 2018 Honda Accord.