Honda has showcased a new direction for America's retail
best-selling midsize sedan with the world debut of a more stylish, sporty and
premium 2018 Honda Accord that will be launched soon.
The 10th-generation Accord is new from the ground up and
features a lighter and more rigid body structure, an advanced new chassis
design, two all-new, high-torque direct-injected and turbocharged engines, the
world's first 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-drive car and a new
generation of Honda's two-motor hybrid technology, along with a host of new
safety, driver-assistive and connected-car technologies - all wrapped in a more
sophisticated, sleek and athletic design with top class interior space and
The new Accord features a longer wheelbase (+2.16
inches), a lower overall height (-0.59 inch) and wider (+0.39 inch) body, wider
wheel tracks (+0.20 in. front, +0.79 in. rear), a shortened overall length
(-0.39 inch) and lower, sportier seating position (-1.0 inch front and -0.79
inch back). A sweeping greenhouse positioned farther back on the body completes
the new stance and proportion of the next-generation Accord. The combined
effect of these changes is a more premium look, highlighted by shorter
overhangs, a bold front fascia, a long and low hood, and a visual centre of
gravity moved closer to the rear wheels.
The bold and upright front fascia is highlighted by
Honda's signature chrome wing front grille positioned above a large main air
intake and flanked by available 9-lamp full-LED headlights and LED fog lights.
The chiselled hood features a distinctive and aggressive raised centre, and the
deeply sculpted body sides enhance the visual length and strength of the lower
The new Accord features a panoramic forward view that is
enabled by its lower cowl and by front roof pillars that are 20 percent
narrower and moved rearward relative to the driver's seating position. The new
soft-touch instrument panel features an ultra-thin profile and three-tier
design with a strong upper deck that describes a continuous arc from its
outboard section through the side door sills, giving a sense of strength and
The driver's seat now has available 12-way power
adjustment with height-adjustable lumbar support, and passenger comfort is
further enhanced by available new heated and ventilated front seats and by
improved available rear seat heating with both seat bottom and seat back
The tech-savvy and easy-to-use 2018 Accord cabin also
features an all-new HMI that includes an ultra-slim 7-inch TFT driver's meter
and a new 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with physical volume and
tuning knobs and more intuitive, smartphone-like features and functionality
including customizable app tiles and home-screen shortcuts, along with Apple
CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Accord also will offer the
next-generation of HondaLink telematics with new capabilities including
emergency roadside assistance, remote locking/unlocking and engine start,
stolen vehicle tracking, remote diagnostics, geofencing, speed tracking and
Touring trims of both 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre models also
feature a new 6-inch driver's Head Up Display with selectable information,
including speed, engine rpm, turn-by-turn navigation, and Traffic Sign
Recognition. Additional new or improved connected-car technologies available on
the 2018 Accord include wireless device charging, automatic Bluetooth phone
pairing with Near Field Communication technology, 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, and
Wi-Fi-enabled over-the-air system updates.
Audio systems vary by trim, starting with 4 speakers and
160 watts on LX, 8 speakers and 180 watts on Sport and EX trims, and 10
speakers and 450 watts on EX-L and Touring trims. All models feature USB
charging ports (two 2.5-amp ports on EX and above) along with Bluetooth
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