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Claudine Rigal
Juillet 17, 2017

The 2018 Honda Accord, which is claimed to be the first front wheel drive sedan to get a 10-speed transmission, has been unveiled in the US. This engine variant produces a maximum power of 192 HP and 192 lb-ft. of torque.

Otherwise, there will be a 6 speed Manual Transmission option also available of the auto.

The second variant is a 2.0 litre engine with 16 valve DOHC direct-injected turbo with i-VTEC valvetrain which will be connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Next up is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder good for 252 hp (188 kW) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm), instead of 278 hp (207 kW) and 252 lb-ft (342 Nm) as seen in the former 3.5-liter V6. Inside, the 2018 Accord has gained nearly 2 inches (51 mm) of rear leg room - while cargo space has jumped 3.2 cubic feet for the Hybrid as the battery has been relocated under the floor. The company teased the new Accord through a sketch in June.

The sedan comes with outfitted with vehicle connectivity features, driver-assistance and safety features. The vehicle will also get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity options.

2018 Honda Accord
Honda unveils its tenth-generation 2018 Accord model

Additional driver-assistive technologies include Blind Spot Information, front and rear parking sensors, Cross Traffic Monitor and Driver Awareness Monitor; and all models will include a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with dynamic guidelines.

Coming to the design front, the new Accord looks sharper and agiler as compared to the current generation. While the new motor is said to deliver better performance than the previous generation inline-four, the V-6 might be missed by the Accord fans.

With an all-new design as well as mechanicals, this is the tenth-generation model of the popular Honda Accord.

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