On June 19, American Honda announced it will unveil the all-new Accord to the U.S. market on July 14 in Detroit, Michigan.
Since debuting back in 1976, the Accord has achieved sales in excess of 13 million units in the U.S. In November 1982, Honda commenced local production at its Marysville plant in Ohio. During the 35 years since, over 11 million units of the Accord have been produced in the U.S.
The new 10th generation Accord features a downsized direct injection four-cylinder inline gasoline turbo engine that comes available in 1.5- and 2.0-liter displacements. As for its transmission, the 1.5-liter model offers a six-speed manual and CVT, and the 2.0-liter trim features a six-speed manual and a newly developed 10-speed automatic. According to the Japanese automaker, the new Accord is Honda’s first FWD passenger car to offer a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Moreover, the Accord Hybrid will come loaded with Honda’s next-gen dual motor hybrid system. American Honda has released a design sketch of its soon-to-be-unveiled new Accord.
Written by Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)