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Honda Accord is the first FWD sedan to get 10-speed transmission

Honda Accord is the first FWD sedan to get 10-speed transmission

Honda showed off its all-new Accord Friday, touting it as the most fun-to-drive and premium Accord ever.

It is the tenth generation Accord, which now comes with two-motor hybrid technology.

It's therefore a pretty big deal when such a successful model undergoes a major restyle, and Honda has probably gone a little further with its recently unveiled 2018 Accord than some commentators may have expected.

In addition to the above-mentioned improvements and new features, the 2018 Accord will also come with an infotainment system that users can upgrade via Wi-Fi. This engine variant produces a maximum power of 192 HP and 192 lb-ft. of torque.




The first of the new engines is a 1.5-liter direct-injected turbo with dual Variable Timing Control, which develops 192 horsepower and 192 lb. -ft. of torque. Next up is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder good for 252 hp (188 kW) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm), instead of 278 hp (207 kW) and 252 lb-ft (342 Nm) as seen in the former 3.5-liter V6. The new generation Accord will have two driving modes - Normal and Sport along with Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spots Monitoring and Cross Traffic & Driver Awareness Monitoring. The company teased the new Accord through a sketch in June.

Honda is hitting its US customers with yet another recall - this time over flaming batteries.

The popular midsize sedan boasts "the latest generation of Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, with crash stroke front frame, tailor-tempered rear frame members for improved crash-energy absorption, and the extensive use of structural adhesives for increased rigidity, cabin quietness and weight reduction", the automaker noted.

After several years of making the Accord in Japan, Honda said it will move production of the 2018 Accord back to its Marysville, Ohio, plant.


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