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2018 Honda Accord teased in latest design sketch

2018 Honda Accord teased in latest design sketch image

Marcus De Guzman / Honda | June 20, 2017 09:33

Honda gives a glimpse of the all-new Accord

Honda is gearing up for the world reveal of the all-new Accord by giving the motoring public a glimpse of the upcoming D-segment sedan.

Based on the image provided, the 2018 Accord will have a sharper-looking front end that is dominated by a large Solid Wing Face grill and sleek headlights reminiscent of the Civic's. Also seen on the soon-to-be-released sedan are what appear to be a more rakish windshield, a defined beltline and a new set of alloy wheeels. All in all, the new Accord appears to take styling cues from the Clarity fuel-cell vehicle (FCV).

Last week, the automaker revealed that the 2018 Accord will be getting turbocharged VTEC powertrains. One of which will be the 1.5-liter turbo inline-four that is currently seeing use in the Civic and new-generation CR-V. It can be mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) or a six-speed manual.

The other motor is the bigger 2.0-liter engine which could be a detuned version from the Civic Type R. It can be connected to a ten-speed automatic gearbox or a standard six-speed manual. For those that prefer something greener, Honda also said that the new Accord can be specified with the new two-motor hybrid system which was first revealed on the refershed Jazz.

It is slated to make its world premiere on July 14, 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time) in Detroit, Michigan. It will also be livestreamed via Youtube on Honda's official account.