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Saturday, July 15, 2017

NEW LAUNCHES: All New 2018 Honda Accord Unveiled!!

Finally, the all new Honda Accord has been launched in the United States with much fanfare. As per all new Honda design language, the redesigned Accord has a unique front fascia with its prominent grille, sculpted hood with a sportier roofline and also a unique kink to the rear quarter panel window. At the back the new Accord features an integrated rear spoiler with LED taillights that also a dual exhaust tips with chrome accents to complete the whole look.

On the inside, the cabin was design inspired of a concert hall, with ambiance that welcomes the passengers. The instrument panel of the new Accord features a full LCD display ala Audi Virtual Cockpit and also an 8 inch free standing Audio System that is Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible. 

In terms of its dimension, the Accord's exterior were pretty much the same with its overall length being shortened by 10mm (4,880mm) and 15mm lower (1,450mm), 10mm wider (1,860mm) and a longer wheelbase of 55mm (2,830mm) 

Besides that, new technologies has also being features in the new Accord such as wireless smartphone charging, Near Field Communication (NFC), over the air system updates, a six inch head -up display, a 4G LTE in car WiFi, HondaLink telematics which incorporates emergency assistance, remote locking and engine start, remote diagnostic and speed tracking and also up to 10 speaker system pushing 450 Watts of sound.

In terms of engine choices, for the North American market, there will be two engine choices mainly turbocharged 1.5 liter four cylinder engine that pushes 192hp and 260Nm of torque connected to either a 6 speed manual or a CVT gearbox. The other engine choice is a turbocharged 2.0 liter petrol engine that develops 252hp and 369Nm of torque also connected to 6 speed manual or a 10 speed auto transmission. 

Buyers looking for something more eco-friendly car can look forward to the Accord Hybrid which features a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle engine that paired with two electric motors with performance specifications will be announced closer to launch. 

On the handling side, the 2018 Accord has been equipped with a new MacPherson strut front suspension and rear multi-link setup. Other highlights include an adaptive damper system and a lower center of gravity.

As per all new vehicle, diet on the weight is crucial and Honda has put the Accord on the treadmill which shed 49.9 to 79.8 kg as compared to its predecessor by utilizing ultra-high-strength steel that make its lighter with high rigidity body structure. 

As per current Honda fashion, buyers in Malaysia can roughly estimates the look of the all new Honda Accord that will be launched here in Malaysia as per Honda Civic that was launched in Malaysia which looks almost identical to the North American model. I can safely presume, the based engine for this new Accord will be the 2.0 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine mated to a CVT gearbox as per new CR-V that was launched recently and the 1.5 liter turbocharged engine with CVT gearbox serving the mid and high range model. Do expect the Honda Sensing safety net to be installed in the high end model. 

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