It promises to be more fun than its predecessor.
The current tenth-generation Honda Accord has only been around since 2018, but already the Japanese brand is working on a replacement for one of the best-selling sedans available in the USA. Even now, near the end of its lifecycle, it remains one of the best all-rounders.
But you don't get on a best-selling list by sitting around, so Honda recently released the first teaser images of the all-new 2023 Accord. Obviously, Honda doesn't want to reveal too much too early, so if you want a better idea of the overall design, look at the patent images we discovered earlier this year.
Honda is being extremely stingy with details this early in the launch process. It simply claims that the new Accord will bring excitement back to the midsize sedan segment.
How exactly? Honda says its new Accord has sleek styling and a more responsive, "fun-to-drive" hybrid powertrain. We're not aware of any new hybrid powertrains, so it likely means the existing 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine and dual electric motor setup will soldier on. It's the same setup found in the upcoming Civic Hybrid and the 2023 CR-V Hybrid, which we recently took for a spin.
It produces 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque in the current Accord. We expect a minor power bump and perhaps a sportier calibration or driving mode for the CVT transmission.
The Accord will also be the first Honda to boast Google built-in. Honda announced its partnership with Google a little over a year ago, and we've been waiting to see Android Automotive in one of its cars.
The next-generation software will work in tandem with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, the largest ever fitted to a Honda. According to Honda, the interior will also be all-new. No official images are available, but we expect it will mimic the minimalist interior of the 11th-generation Civic but with more upmarket materials.
The full reveal of the all-new 2023 Honda Accord will occur next month.