All will be revealed on July 14.
Honda is asking you to mark July 14 on your calendar, as this is when the Japanese automaker will be taking the wraps off the all-new Accord mid-size sedan. The reveal event will be hosted in Detroit, which you’ll be able to watch in a YouTube Livestream event at 11:00 am eastern time. To build anticipation ahead of its Detroit debut, Honda has released a concept sketch previewing the tenth generation Accord’s new dramatic design. Sporting LED lights and a chrome bumper, the styling looks to take its cues from the current Civic.
As we know, the current Accord’s V6 engine has been replaced by two new direct-injected turbocharged options and the next generation of Honda's hybrid powertrain technology. Buyers who opt for the 2.0-liter engine, which is the same unit found in the Civic Type R, will have the option of a ten-speed automatic transmission. A six-speed manual transmission will also be available, along with a CVT. Scrapping the V6 may sound like sacrilege, but Honda promises that the 2.0-liter turbo-unit will be more powerful than the outgoing V6. Shame it won’t sound as good, though. We can only hope it will be as engaging to drive as the current car.
The current V6-powered Accord packs 278 horsepower, whereas the Civic Type R has 306 ponies so expect the new Accord’s performance to slot somewhere in between. Honda promises the new mid-sized sedan will be the most fun-to-drive, premium and dramatically styled Accord yet. It's safe to say it has a lot to live up to - Honda touts the Accord as America’s best-selling midsize sedan cumulatively since 2001. No pressure, then. We’ll get to find out if the new Accord can live up to these lofty expectations in just under a month’s time.