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Next Honda Accord drops NA engines for smaller turbos


Although no longer available locally due to poor sales since replacing the European styled model in 2014, Honda has released a single teaser image and some technical details surrounding its tenth generation Accord.

Still one of the most important vehicles for the brand in North America despite the ongoing raise in popularity of SUVs, the solitary camouflaged image fails to reveal much of the newcomer's styling, apart from it retaining the same profile as the current model, with the biggest talking point being the introduction of forced induction powerunits for the first time.

Borrowing from the Civic and dropping the staple 2.0 and 2.4-litre engine, base models will come powered by a 1.5-litre turbo currently available in three states of tune; (Civic; 127 kW / 220 Nm), (Civic Si; 153 kW / 260 Nm), (CR-V; 140 kW / 240 Nm), while the flagship 3.5-litre V6 makes way for a 2.0-litre turbo reported to be a detuned version of mill doing duty in the Civic Type R. An updated hybrid model will also debut at the same time.

A six-speed manual or CVT will likely to be offered on the former, with the latter engine expected to be mated with Honda's brand new 10-speed automatic gearbox as opposed to the eight-speed dual-clutch or nine-speed automatic used by its Acura division.

Production is expected to commence at Honda's Marysville, Ohio Plant later this year.

Article written by Autodealer
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