Honda Accord 2018 to Ditch V6 Engine
Honda has redesigned the 2018 Accord, which will now use turbos and advanced transmissions. This has been done in the time while the industry is working on the same to improve fuel economy. Honda’s redesigned 2018 Accord will follow an industrywide trend of using turbos and advanced transmissions to aid power and performance without sacrificing fuel economy when it goes on sale this fall.
Honda gave the details in the change about the powertrains of the new Accord recently; The Honda Accord will include its first-ever turbocharged engine and the V6 engine that was optional earlier has now been eliminated.
The previous Accord had an optional V6 engine which has been replaced by a new 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which is just about same as the one found in the new Civic Type R. The turbo engine model has been provided with a 10-speed automatic transmission; this is a new in the industry for Front Wheel Drive. There will also be a 6-speed manual option.
However, the Japanese automaker hasn’t yet disclosed estimated fuel economy ratings or the horsepower for the new models.
According to Honda, all the gasoline based models’ engines and transmissions will be manufactured in the US.
Additionally, the Honda Accord Hybrid with twin motor powertrain will get the update; but Honda hasn’t been forthcoming with that either.
The car’s design has been made into as a fastback sedan due to a new modular platform.
Let’s see how the change fits with the customers when the car is put on sale in the Fall.