Honda has officially unveiled the tenth-generation Accord, set to be internationally launched later this year. The company teased the new Accord through a sketch in June.
Powering the Accord will be the 2.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine from the Civic Type R capable of producing up to 252hp power and 369Nm of torque. Also available will be an entry-level, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine common in the Civic and the CR-V with maximum output of 192hp power and 260Nm torque. This means, Honda has ditched the V6 engine in the latest model.
A hybrid variant powered by a 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle engine and two electric motors is likely to be added to the line-up later.
While a new 10-speed automatic gearbox, a first for a front-wheel-drive sedan, is standard, a six-speed manual will be available in the ‘Sport’ variants. It will come equipped with a new MacPherson strut front suspension, a more compact rear multi-link setup and adaptive damper system.
The defining stylistic features of the car include an angular design with a prominent band of chrome stretching across the front fascia, prominent air vents on the bumper, LED lights, along with prominent creases along the side and bonnet. The interior has a new soft-touch instrument panel, chrome accents and an 8-inch display audio system.
It is still uncertain when the tenth-gen Accord will come to the Indian market since the current-generation Honda Accord Hybrid was launched in India only in 2016.