New Honda Accord 2018 Expected Drastic Changes

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Taking into account average generation change each 4-5 years, for the most car producers, latest generation Honda Accord, debuted in late 2015, will likely to receive only minor updates. Honda is always keeps their future models in secret, so we could only guess what new features will have 2018 Honda Accord. The car will more likely to receive a so-called facelift, with a few new touches in both interior and exterior design. The engine range is also more likely to receive new powertrain, downsized and equipped with turbocharger.

Honda Accord 2018 Release Date

As it is traditional for North American market, the model year begin in the last quarter of the year, so the new updated Accord will be ready for sale by the fall of 2017. Honda Accord 2018 Europe version of the car might be released in the beginning of 2018, with altered exterior and interior appearance.

Release date: late 2017

2018 Honda Accord Price

It is a very difficult to predict the price of any product in two years before release. It is largely depending on economic situation. However, it is unlikely that 2018 Accord will cost more than its main rivals such as Toyota Camry, Chevy Malibu or Ford Fusion. So, the pricing is expected to be around $24,000 for the basic trim version.

Compare with the 2017 Honda Accord price

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

The appearance of hybrid version of Accord is also possible. It might be a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV), with ability to drive only using electricity from batteries, charged from home outlet. The internal combustion engine will be based on the standard 4-cylinder engine, available for the basic trim level. Honda will try to show the best eMPG rating among mid-size sedans with hybrid powertrains.

Fully electrical Accord is unlikely to appear in 2018, since the battery prices are high and possible price of high mileage full-electric mid-size sedan is beyond $35,000. Perhaps, after release of Tesla Model 3, the situation will change.

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2018 Honda Accord Redesign

As it was mentioned above, it is unlikely that Accord of 2018 model year will not likely to get a major redesign. It will receive new front end designed as consistent with latest concept cars, LED headlights even in basic trim (rearlights as well). The interior will probably stay the same, with slightly updated multimedia and safety functions.

Nevertheless, if Honda decided to highly upgrade its Accord by replacing the platform and overall body, there is possibility that mid-size sedan will be slightly increased in size, both in length and width, by increasing wheelbase. That’s a modern tendency to overall car industry.

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2018 Honda Accord Sedan

The new Accord sedan is rumored to be very different, in comparison with the current generation of a model. For instance, recent spy shots shows that there could be either liftback version of the car, or sedan with sloping roof (just like the current 10th generation Civic). That is the latest trend of Honda design language, which helps to Honda cars feels more sporty.

2018 Honda Accord Coupe

2018 Honda Accord coupe redesign is likey to occur as well, but this modification could be released a year or so after the sedan modification. It would also has completely different look in comparison with the current generation model.

2018 Honda Accord Interior

There are no spy photos of the new Accord interior yet, but we could predict that it would be designed in the same way as the recent Honda vehicles, like new CR-V, Civic and NSX supercar. It could be more driver-oriented, despite the image of latest generation of Accord as a family car.

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2018 Honda Accord Trim Levels

It hard to predict what trim levels 2018 model year Accord might receive, but we could guess that the configurations range will stay nearly the same, for instance, Sport and Touring models are almost certainly stay in line.

2018 Honda Accord Sport

Traditionally for the Sport trim, the car would receive the retuned suspension, 19-inch rims with a unique design, chrome-plated exhaust pipes and many more. There are certain rumors of the future 2018 Honda Accord sport special edition or SE, but we believe that this configuration stay exclusive for the 2017 model year car.

2018 Honda Accord Touring

Now Touring is the top-end trim level for Accord, features Honda sensing (adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, emergency braking), navigation, automatic lights and wipers. It is hardly to say what brings the 2018 model, but we believe it could be more advance cruise control, 360-degree view cameras and a more advanced multimedia system.

2018 Honda Accord Specs

Definitely, that is the most interesting part of a story, where we could expect innovations from Honda. As we know from the current generation car, it is equipped by traditional 2.4L inline 4 cylinder engine, and 3.5-liter V6 unit in 2018 Honda Accord V6 (used on many Honda vehicles as well). 2018 Honda Accord engine range will possibly consist only of down-sized turbocharged engines. The tendency from Europe, where Ford and Volkswagen AG equipped its cars with 1.0-1.2 turbocharged engines, will sooner or later reach the North American market and affects such tradition-oriented manufacturers as Honda and Toyota. However, it is largely depends of oil prices and emission regulations – whether down-sized engines from Honda will be introduced to US customer or not.

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Comments
  • globetrotter

    No, redesign last was 2013. There will be a brand new car in 2018. a

    • Bruce

      Actually, 2013 honda accord (the first model year of 9th generation ) was released at 09/19/2012, and honda likes to name a car with current year+1.

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It is expected that new generation Accord will keep the highest level of comfort and reliability of its predecessor.

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