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All-New 10th Generation Honda Accord Launching This Year with Advanced New Powertrain Lineup

• Two high-performance, high-efficiency turbocharged engines
• First-ever 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-wheel drive car
• Available 6-speed manual transmission for both turbo engines
• Next-generation Honda two-motor hybrid powertrain technology
• New, more aggressive design direction complements powertrain lineup

MARKHAM, Ont., June 9, 2017 – Honda will launch the most stylish and fun-to-drive Accord ever later this year. The all-new, completely redesigned and reengineered 2018 Honda Accord is the tenth generation of the popular intermediate sedan. A new-from-the-ground-up design that features a more aggressive stance and proportion than any previous Accord complements the lineup of advanced new powertrains.
    The three powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains in the 2018 Accord will include two direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, a new Honda-developed 10-speed automatic transmission and a sporty 6-speed manual transmission that will be available on both turbo engines, as well as the next-generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid powertrain technology. The new Accord design will have a dramatically lower and wider appearance that creates a more aggressive and athletic stance. Additional details on the all-new 2018 Accord design, technology and performance will be released in the weeks ahead.
    “With these three advanced new powertrains, the tenth-generation Accord will be the most fun-to-drive, refined and fuel-efficient Accord yet,” said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice-President Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada Inc. “Just as the new Honda Civic injected new energy into the compact car segment, we expect this all-new 2018 Accord will make people rethink the intermediate sedan.”
    The 2018 Accord will feature two available high-torque, high-efficiency turbocharged power plants, a 1.5-litre direct-injected DOHC Turbo with dual variable cam timing (dual VTC), mated to either a Honda continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) or 6-speed manual transmission; and a 2.0-litre direct-injected DOHC Turbo with i-VTEC® valve train, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission – the industry’s first 10AT for a front-wheel-drive passenger car – or a 6-speed manual. An all-new, even more refined Accord Hybrid will be powered by the next-generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid technology, which uniquely operates without the use of a conventional automatic transmission.
     A perennial intermediate sedan favourite among Canadian car buyers, Accord is the top selling intermediate sedan in Canada for the first five months of 2017. Accord also is an unprecedented 31-time recipient of Car and Driver magazine’s coveted 10Best award.
    Since its launch in 1976, Canadian car buyers have purchased more than 880,000 Accords, making it the second best-selling Honda in the brand’s history, surpassed only by Civic. Accord was the first vehicle from a Japanese automaker to be built in Canada, when Honda began production at its manufacturing facility in Alliston, Ontario in 1986.
    The new 2018 Accord’s 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre turbo engines will be produced at Honda’s Anna, Ohio engine plant. The Accord’s CVT transmission will be manufactured at the company’s Russells Point, Ohio plant, and its new 10-speed automatic transmission will be produced in the company’s Tallapoosa, Georgia plant.

About Honda
Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada.  The company has produced more than 7.8 million cars and light trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario.  Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models.  Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada.