Honda to recall 2.1 million Accords worldwide after engine fire reports


According to the Auto giant, Honda Accord 2018 will be the first First Wheel Drive sedan with a 10-speed transmission.

The rear end is what sets it apart from the previous generation and just about any modern Honda on sale now. The new Accord is lighter and has a more rigid body structure along with a new advanced chassis design. A new hybrid will also be offered with a 2.0L Atkinson cycle engine with over 40% thermal efficiency. The latter one makes 250PS and 370Nm of peak torque, while the smaller motor churns out 189PS and 260Nm. These engines are backed with a 10-speed automatic and available 6-speed manual.

Coming to the design front, the new Accord looks sharper and agiler as compared to the current generation.

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Honda said the Accord's body is lighter and more rigid, and features 29 percent ultra-high-strength steel - the highest content of any current mass-produced Honda vehicle. Full details on the new 2018 Accord can be found here. With a roomier cabin, Honda is betting high on clinching back the lost market share from the SUVs and crossovers in Detroit. Standard Honda Sensing brings collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control, while there's also a 7-inch (178 mm) digital display for the instrument cluster and a new 8-inch (203 mm) infotainment system - also a 6-inch (152 mm) head-up display and adaptive dampers for the flagship Touring trim. Inside, the 2018 Accord has gained nearly 2 inches (51 mm) of rear leg room - while cargo space has jumped 3.2 cubic feet for the Hybrid as the battery has been relocated under the floor.

Honda might have discontinued the Accord in some markets over the past year or two, but it's still a big success in other places such as the United States where it's now the biggest-selling model in the midsize sedan segment of the market.