Honda Recalls 1.2 Million Accords Over Potential For Battery Fires

Joanna Estrada
July 17, 2017

It remains to be seen how automotive reviewers will react in general to the 2018 Honda Accord, what with early reviews still coming in slowly but surely.

Honda introduced a redesigned battery sensor in June 2016.

For the first time in many years, the new Accord will only be offered with 4-cylinder engines. The HR-V and the latest Civic were the start, and this new Accord appears to be a really big play to appeal to a more youthful audience. Right now it is not clear as to when Honda will launch the new model of Accord in India.

In the case of changes in the outer body, the new accord has a sportier, sharp and elegant look. On the interior part, you can actually judge this one by its cover.

Honda Recalls 1.2 Million Accords Over Potential For Battery Fires
Honda Recalls 1.2 Million Accords Over Potential For Battery Fires

The new Honda Accord 2018 will ditch the V6 engine displacement that powered the previous Accord models.

A 1.5 litre petrol engine variant of the Accord 2018 will also be available that will generate 175 & 190 bhp of energy. It produces 192 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 192 pound-feet of torque from 1,500 to 5,000 rpm.

This isn't just a cosmetic exercise though, as this tenth-generation model is all-new from the ground up and employs a lighter and more rigid body structure, an advanced new chassis, a pair of new high-torque direct-injected and turbocharged engines, and a 10-speed automatic transmission that's a first for a front-drive auto. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) comes standard on every trim level, but buyers who opt for the Sport model can select an enthusiast-approved six-speed manual gearbox. Prices for the new Accord will be revealed at a later date.

The 2018 Honda Accord, which is claimed to be the first front wheel drive sedan to get a 10-speed transmission, has been unveiled in the US. But bringing the vehicle to India as soon as possible is surely on the cards of the Japanese Motor Company as the Indian auto market has always given the company great business.

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