Recalls issued for nearly 2.1 million Honda Accords

Isaac Cain
July 17, 2017

The 2018 Honda Accord, which is claimed to be the first front wheel drive sedan to get a 10-speed transmission, has been unveiled in the US. The Hybrid version hasn't been detailed yet, other than knowing it has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder running on the Atkinson cycle and two electric motors. The latter one makes 250PS and 370Nm of peak torque, while the smaller motor churns out 189PS and 260Nm.

The second variant is a 2.0 litre engine with 16 valve DOHC direct-injected turbo with i-VTEC valvetrain which will be connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

In the case of changes in the outer body, the new accord has a sportier, sharp and elegant look. And for those wanting a more eco-friendly and fuel-efficient Accord, the new 2018 Accord Hybrid will be available in Hybrid, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi and Touring trims.

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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.

The interiors include a 50mm elongated wheelbase while the width has also been increased by 10mm. With a roomier cabin, Honda is betting high on clinching back the lost market share from the SUVs and crossovers in Detroit. The new generation Accord will have two driving modes - Normal and Sport along with Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spots Monitoring and Cross Traffic & Driver Awareness Monitoring. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard, as is a whole suite of safety features that the company calls Honda Sensing. The New York Daily News wrote that the new Accord may "likely set new standards in the midsize vehicle segment", as reviewer Christian Wardlaw praised the car's sleek, revamped design, as well as its new engine offerings for the 2018 model year.

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