Friday, July 22, 2016

2018 Honda Accord

A reader sent me this picture of an upcoming toy car.
And it looks a lot like the next Honda Accord.

At least it could be.
An all new Accord is due out next year. A big year for mid sized sedans since an all new Toyota Camry will join the party at around the same time.

The new Accord is based on a longer version of the current Civic. So it will actually be a bit shorter than the current model.
Also expect a 2.0 Liter turbo to replace the V6. Not sure if the base engine will still be the 2.4 Liter or the newer 1.5 Liter Turbo.


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just don't get these 3rd world looking designs coming from Honda.

Anonymous said...

An ugly photoshop of an amateur.

Anonymous said...

It is unfortunate that they made it look like the cheaper Civic. The current model was probably the best looking Accord to date until they ruined it with the heavy chrome grille. It looks like they want to appeal to the Chinese market.

DRB said...

This kind of looks like someone grafted the front end of the current Accord onto the Malibu or Impala body. I hope it isn't the real thing....

Anonymous said...

http://www.2017accord.com/2018-honda-accord-concept-rumors/
This is better than the crap "sent by a reader."

Vince Burlapp said...

It might be "better". But that is NOT the next Accord. It is the concept C from 2012. A 4 year old concept for the Chinese market that has nothing to do with the next Accord for the US.

Anonymous said...

Honda and Toyota are no longer the leaders. The next Camry and Accord are going to look a lot like the 6-window fastback design already sitting on Ford (Fusion), Chrysler(200) , Hyundai(Sonata) and Chevy (Malibu & Impala) lots.

Anonymous said...

The Accord Sport is one of the best looking mass production sedans on the road today. Honda will improve on the current one. I am not sure why Vince posted this POS. It looks like someone slapped one of the Honda grilles on some 20 years old Chevy.

Education Project said...

Vince, that looks very similar to this:

http://g01.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB12qlFKFXXXXbXXFXXq6xXFXXXo/ORIGINAL-MODEL-1-43-HONDA-spirior-2015-BLACK-NEW-COMING.jpg

which I found here:
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/ORIGINAL-MODEL-1-43-HONDA-spirior-2015-BLACK-NEW-COMING/215655_32339820163.html

or in white:
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/DIE-CAST-MODEL-DEALER-1-18-China-HONDA-spirior-2015-WHITE-NEW-COMING/215655_32296594260.html

It could just be an upcoming Civic toy, or a photoshop of the toy above with Civic-like looks. But it's also based on a toy that came out last year. Maybe it still predicts the 2017 car, who knows, but I think our Accord will look a little more refined then this, even if it is simply a larger version of the civic.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Honda makes the Toyota Camry.....Crappy.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a Chevy Impala that rear-ended a Honda.

Anonymous said...

Spy pictures which seem to match more or less the model:

http://vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=1286384

Education Project said...

If it's just an overgrown Civic, then I truly hope they keep the size of the current Accord, and the reason I say this is because I really like the design of the new Civic, but if they were to stretch that design out on a much larger car, it would really give the design some room to breath, and essentially, it'll be an Acura poor man's version of the Porsche Panamera or Audi A7, a true 4dr coupe of that variety, rather than giving a sedan coupe-like styling as you with everyone from Hyundai to Ford/Lincoln, etc.

Anonymous said...

With aerodynamics being a major factor in increasing the mpg ratings, all sedans end up getting a fastback roofline. The challenge is to maintain rear seat ease-of-entry and headroom. The Sonata does it best and the Chrysler 200 is the worst...which is one reason it's done.