First production 2018 Honda Accord rolls off the line in Marysville, Ohio
Following the very successful reinvention of 10th generation Honda Civic, a redesigned and highly advanced 10th generation 2018 Honda Accord will come to market later this Fall. Today at HAM (Honda of America Manufacturing,) in Marysville, Ohio, associates assembled the first production next gen Accord -- a car that American Honda will proudly pit against the reinvented Toyota Camry, and all comers in a declining sub-premium midsize sedan segment. With a $ 260 million capital investment toward expanded Accord production, Honda puts its money where its mouth is.
On a side note: Honda officials anticipate holding if not gaining market share, with Accord remaining the segment sales leader in the United States; while expanding manufacturing capacity. Is the sport-injected family sedan making a market comeback?
2018 Honda Accord Turbo: An exciting redesign for Honda’s bread and butter family sedan
2017 marks the end of the iconic 3.5 Liter V6 powered Accord in the U.S.. Also gone is one of my favorite personal drivers; the Honda Accord Coupe. Honda revealed back in July that power for the Accord lineup will come from Civic derived 1.5 L and 2.0 L fuel injected, turbocharged Earth Dream engines manufactured in the United States. 2018 Accord holds a welcomed surprise or two.
Reading between the lines, Honda’s 10th generation Accord will be more powerful, torque-happy, and fuel efficient; with the top trimmed Touring edition surpassing the current V6 engine output thanks to turbocharged engine technology. Torque News experienced the segment busting 2.0 L 4 cylinder turbocharged segment busting Civic Type-R. If it’s a preview of things to come for Accord, Honda will have yet another best seller in its lineup.
2018 Accord to feature Honda Sensing ™ standard
Following a trend in the auto industry started by Honda, the maker will expand near autonomous active safety, driver assist technology throughout the 10th generation Accord lineup. Looking to the new Accord’s wider stance, lower side profile, and body design cue, I look to Accord to be a very capable road handler, and comfortable freeway cruiser.