The Hybrid version hasn't been detailed yet, other than knowing it has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder running on the Atkinson cycle and two electric motors.
The new generation saloon has a 2.16-inch (55 millimeter) longer wheelbase, though it's 0.39 inches (10 mm) shorter now - it gained 0.39-inch (10 mm) at the width and dropped 0.59-inch (15 mm) in height.
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).
The 2018 Honda Accord has been unveiled in the USA, making its global debut in the automotive market. The latter one makes 250PS and 370Nm of peak torque, while the smaller motor churns out 189PS and 260Nm.
Honda is hitting its US customers with yet another recall - this time over flaming batteries. In the new model, the vehicle gets new engine options that include 1.5 ltr and 2.0 ltr turbocharged petrol mills.
The existing 3.5-litre, V-6 and the 2.4-litre, I-4 will not be offered with the 2018 model.
The 2018 Accord will have plenty of competition when it goes on sale later this year, as Toyota recently started production of its all-new Camry, and SUVs continue to erode at traditional sedan sales.
Coming to the design front, the new Accord looks sharper and agiler as compared to the current generation. Its safety features include a full suite of Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies that come as standard equipment and includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and new Traffic Sign Recognition.
The delivery of the 2018 model is expected to start in the U.S. soon; however, it is not expected to replace the Indian model anytime soon since the last model was just launched a year ago. As the auto was launched just a year back in India, here it is not expected to be replaced by the new model anytime soon.