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Live from Detroit: 10th generation Accord reveal!
 Date: July 14, 2017 09:19
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: TOV News
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We are here in Detroit today to bring you coverage of the 2018 Honda Accord reveal, which is set to start at around 11AM local time.

Honda is livestreaming the event so you can watch it right here. We will be posting photos and commentary as quickly as possible.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @TempleOfVTEC



Quick update:
I'm on the way to the airport. Unfortunately the way the event was set up I didn't have the opportunity to post updates here. But I will be uploading a batch of photos here hopefully before I get in the air. I was able to post a few details on our twitter timeline, however.

UPDATE 2
Now I'm mid flight, typing this on my phone so it's going slow. Incidentally my laptop is not within easy reach, but anyhow I wanted to try to throw some more stuff up here. Unfortunately Honda did not provide any materials to us in advance, but we did receive some materials following the presentation. We will be posting that information later but most of it is probably all up on their media site already.

We knew there were going to be 2 engine choices: 1.5T and 2.0T. The power and torque were announced for the 1.5T: 192hp, 192-lb-ft. 2.0T is 252hp and 273lb-ft.

Both engines will be available with 6-speed manual transmissions. For the automatic transmission choices, the 1.5T gets a CVT while the 2.0T get Honda's new 10-speed auto.

The 1.5T is essentially the replacement for the former Accord's 2.4L engine, while the 2.0T is the substitute for the V6, so Honda treats the trim levels similarly to how they handled the differentiation between the 4-cyl and 6-cyl models of yore, which means the 2.0T versions of a given trim level may have a few extra features here and there.

Previously there was no V6 Sport model, but now we have a 2.0T Sport, and indeed it is equipped much like an EX, while the 1.5T Sport will be more like the "value" trim level that the 9th generation model represented. As such, its feature set is more on par with the LX trim with a few added goodies. We don't know what those will be yet because there was no 1.5T Sport on display, but from what we saw of the 2.0T Sport model that was on display, the equipment list is more along the lines of what we always thought should have been available in the Sport (at least as an option package). Here are a few things we noticed that were different from the current Sport:
  • Moonroof
  • Smartkey Entry system
  • Display Audio with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
  • LED Headlights
  • External electric trunk release
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats (these ARE available in 2017 Accord Sport Special Edition trims)
  • Standard XM Radio
  • Wireless charging pad for compatible (in other words, not Apple) phones
  • Instant Bluetooth pairing via NFC technology (again, this may not work with iPhones)
  • Auto up/down driver and front passenger side windows
  • BSI (Blind spot warning)
  • 2nd row A/C vents


There's probably more to the list, but these are a few of the things I immediately noticed.

Previously the Touring trim level was only offered on V6 versions of the Accord, but now you will be able to get the Touring with the entry 1.5T engine as well.

As we've hinted for quite some time, the Coupe is no longer in the Accord lineup.

The new Accord rides on a wheelbase that stretches over 111". This represents< an increase of 2.16 inches vs the 9th generation Accord. This increase translates directly into 1.9" of additional cabin legroom (rear seat legroom is over 40" now). Overall height is reduced by 0.59", and the Accord has grown 0.39" in width. Track is wider, to the tune of +0.2" up front, and +0.79" in the rear. Overall length has shrunk by 0.39", and seating position has been dropped by a full inch up from and 0.79 inches in the rear. This helps maintain the headroom despite the lower, swoopier roofline. The greenhouse sits further back on the body, lending the Accord a pleasing long-hood proportion with the front axle-dash ratio improved.

As for our impressions, visually the Accord looks very nice from the outside. THey've done a nice job keeping the chrome trim in check, for the most part. The only thing I'm not personally crazy about would have to be the taillights. The strange "C" segments that cut back inward just don't quite look correct to me.

Inside the car it's very nice. In the Touring trim level, there was a very nice wood grain trim - similar to that found in the new Odyssey with a matte finish and more of an open grain texture. In the Sport, the interior is trimmed similarly to the 2016 Sport, with the half cloth/half leather (or pleather) seat upholstery and faux CF trim elements. Overall, it seems like it's a bit nicer inside than the 2016 Sport but when I see the car in full daylight I'll know more.

And a real quick note for engine code guys, The Accord's 2.0T is a K20C4.

LINK: 2018 Accord PR Photo Gallery


Last edited by JeffX on July 14, 2017 16:56

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