The successful series is expanding once again as the tenth generation Honda Accord hits the market.
The specifications and features available in the new car has been listed. It is as promising and viable as the Accord has always been making it the primary choice for budget friendly luxury cars.
Right from the scratch, the new model has been designed to appease buyers in the United States where Honda enjoys a huge market. The brand seems to have focused less on Europe and the launch may not take place in the UK because sales are steadily declining in the particular region. Under the bonnet, the car is powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. In terms of design, the car looks a lot like the previous generation Civic while it tries to look sporty and appealing in the front fascia.
Compared to the outgoing model, the 2017 Honda Accord has a much larger wheelbase and the ride height has been reduced to give it a balanced ride experience. The luxurious additions continue to be the primary selling point in the interior of the car. It is equipped with a large 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system while a secondary 7-inch TFT allows the driver to do specific tasks with ease. The latest version of the infotainment setup does support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For the convenience of the driver, a range of semi-autonomous features are integrated including traffic sign recognition, autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.
Honda confirmed that by using a combination of lightweight components, they have managed to shave off at least 50 to 80 kilograms of weight from the newest Accord. The car is constructed using lightweight aluminum subframe and high strength steel. It provides robust durability to the model while being lightweight at once.
American buyers can choose between three different powertrain options when they buy the 2017 Honda Accord. The choices include 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces an impressive 189 horsepower with 260Nm of torque. The next in the line is the 2.0-liter petrol engine rendering about 248 horsepower and the most potent of them all delivers a much higher 316 horsepower. The brand offers both six speed manual and a CVT ten speed automatic gearbox to choose from.
With more cars adopting the hybrid technology, Honda is joining the fray by adding a 2.0-liter petrol engine which works in unison with a hybrid electric motor, dual motor setup to deliver the expected power. Pricing is not known yet.
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