Honda last week released a concept sketch highlighting the aggressive stance and proportion of the all-new 2018 Honda Accord that will make its global debut in Detroit and via YouTube Livestream on July 14 (July 15 in Manila), at 11 a.m. EDT. The all-new Accord – the most fun-to-drive, premium and dramatically styled Accord ever – is the 10th generation of America’s best-selling mid-sized sedan, the No. 1choice of individual American car buyers cumulatively since 2010.
Earlier this month, the company announced plans for a new Accord that will feature three powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains, including two new direct-injected and turbocharged engines paired with either a new Honda-developed 10-speed automatic transmission, CVT or a 6-speed manual transmission depending on the engine, as well as the next-generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid powertrain technology. Honda will share additional details of its powertrain performance, along with the new design and technology at the event.
A perennial bestseller with American car buyers, the Accord has been the US retail sales leader in the mid-sized sedan segment for four straight years (2013-2016). For the first five months of 2017, based on retail sales to individual buyers, Accord is the top selling mid-sized sedan in America and the second best-selling passenger car overall, surpassed only by the new Honda Civic. Accord also is an unprecedented 31-time recipient of Car and Driver magazine’s coveted 10 Best award.
Since its launch in 1976, American car buyers have purchased more than 13 million Accords. It was the first vehicle from a Japanese automaker to be made in America and has been in continuous production at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio auto plant since November 1982. Cumulative US production of Accord now exceed 11 million units over 35 years of US manufacturing.
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent US Honda dealers. The Honda line-up includes the Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pick-up and the Odyssey minivan.
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2016, more than 95 percent of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the US were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.