10th-generation Honda Accord set to debut on July 14
announced that the all-new 10th-generationAccord
will debut in Detroit on Friday, July 14. For those interested, the event will bestreamed live on YouTube
. Honda has promised a lot with the new model, focusing on better driving dynamics, more refinement, and betterfuel economy
. Unfortunately, that means dropping the much-loved but slow selling V6 from the lineup. Still, we get two new turbocharged engines to fill that gap in our hearts.
While we don't know what the car will look like, we did get a chance todrive an early prototype
in Japan. Despite being down on power compared to the V6, the top-trim 2.0-liter turbo four proves plenty potent. After all, it is a detuned version of the engine in the newCivic
Type R. We just hope Honda sorts out some of the refinement issues we experienced with the powertrain.
There will be three transmissions available, a six-speed manual, a CVT, and an all-new Honda-developed 10-speed automatic. It's good to see Honda sticking with a manual as more and more competitors drop three-pedal setups from their cars. Look for a two-motorhybrid
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June 19, 2017 at 12:48PM