Next-Generation Honda Accord Gets New Turbo Engine

The popular Honda Accord is expected to enter its tenth generation sometime in the fall of 2017. The next-generation Honda Accord, beginning with the 2018 model year, will share a platform with other modern models from the brand’s lineup, namely the latest iteration of the Civic Sedan and the CR-V crossover. The Accord’s platform, however, isn’t the only thing that’s changed in the 2018 model; Honda is doing away with the V6 engine to replace it with brand-new VTEC turbo engines.

Two turbocharged engines are coming to the 2018 Accord’s engine range. We’ve already seen the CR-V and Civic make use of the 1.5-liter inline-4, which will be offered on the next-gen Accord with the option of either a CVT or a six-speed manual transmission. The second engine offering is the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with i-VTEC, which comes with a 10-speed transmission–an industry first for front-wheel drive vehicles like the Honda Accord. Engine specs aren’t yet available, but the 2.0-liter engine is expected to be the most powerful in its class.

The U.S. launch of the next-generation Honda Accord will be preceded by its production at a Honda plant in Anna, Ohio. When the 2018 Accord makes its way to dealer lots sometime this fall, make sure you stop by Union Park Honda; we can answer any questions you have and hook you up with a test drive.

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