Honda Accord undergoes radical redesign for 2018

Honda Accord undergoes radical redesign for 2018

This is the 10th generation of the popular auto and features plenty of technology and gizmos, including a heads-up display and a center touch-screen with a volume knob and a scrolling knob. The Hybrid version hasn't been detailed yet, other than knowing it has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder running on the Atkinson cycle and two electric motors. While the normal motor makes 189PS and 260Nm of peak torque, the larger motor can give out a maximum torque of 250PS and 370Nm.

Transmission choices include a continuously variable transmission, a 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic.

Honda showed off its all-new Accord Friday, touting it as the most fun-to-drive and premium Accord ever. A six-speed manual gear box will also be offered with the selected trims.

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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.

Honda said the Accord's body is lighter and more rigid, and features 29 percent ultra-high-strength steel - the highest content of any current mass-produced Honda auto. With a roomier cabin, Honda is betting high on clinching back the lost market share from the SUVs and crossovers in Detroit. The 2018 Accord will launch this fall.

The issue will affect up to 2.1 million units of HOnda Accord with 1.15million from the US. Its safety features include a full suite of Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies that come as standard equipment and includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and new Traffic Sign Recognition. The vehicle will also get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity options.

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