After adopting the same powertrain for the past two generations (eighth and ninth), Honda will finally be offering an entirely new range of powertrain for the all-new 10th-generation Honda Accord – two four-cylinder turbo engines and a next-generation hybrid powerplant.
Like the Civic FC and fifth-generation CR-V, the new Accord will receive a 1.5-litre turbocharged VTEC four-cylinder engine, mated to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) or a six-speed manual transmission. No power figures were revealed, but in its highest state of tune (on the CR-V) the puny 1.5-litre mill dishes out 191 hp and 243 Nm of torque.
Slotting above it is a 2.0-litre turbocharged VTEC four-cylinder engine mated to an industry first (for front wheel drive application) 10-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. Again, no numbers were revealed but we know that Honda is capable of milking 315 hp and 400 Nm from this lump as seen on the Civic Type R (FK8R). Accord Euro R anyone?
The new Accord is designed “completely from the ground up” and features a more aggressive and athletic stance than any other Accord to complement the advanced and exciting powertrains. More details of the 10th-generation Honda Accord will be revealed in the coming weeks. In case you’re not too familiar about the Accord’s history, be sure to check out five cool things you didn’t now about the Honda Accord.