Battery Fires Force Massive Honda Accord Recall

Yolanda Curtis
July 17, 2017

According to the Auto giant, Honda Accord 2018 will be the first First Wheel Drive sedan with a 10-speed transmission.

Honda has announced the launch of the 10th generation Accord.

A hybrid variant powered by a 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle engine and two electric motors is likely to be added to the line-up later. The latter one makes 250PS and 370Nm of peak torque, while the smaller motor churns out 189PS and 260Nm.

This engine will in turn power Honda's continuosly variable automatic transmission (CVT) powertrain or in Sport trim, to a CVT or 6-speed manual transmission (6MT).

With an all-new design as well as mechanicals, this is the tenth-generation model of the popular Honda Accord.

The company says its new 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is actually more powerful than the previous V-6, generating 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.

In the case of changes in the outer body, the new accord has a sportier, sharp and elegant look.

Honda said the Accord's body is lighter and more rigid, and features 29 percent ultra-high-strength steel - the highest content of any current mass-produced Honda vehicle.

The new 2018 Accord also includes active and passive safety systems such as Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, Anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), advanced front airbags, driver and front-passenger side airbags and new driver and front-passenger knee airbags.

The interiors include a 50mm elongated wheelbase while the width has also been increased by 10mm. The recall covers more than 1.5 million cars worldwide. Inside, the 2018 Accord has gained nearly 2 inches (51 mm) of rear leg room - while cargo space has jumped 3.2 cubic feet for the Hybrid as the battery has been relocated under the floor.

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