The latest Accord model is going to appear on the U.S. market next year, and Honda was really focused on making this car in line with the American customers’ demands, in order to increase the sales results in that market. Even though that the previous model came pretty changed and fresh, the 2017 Honda Accord will come slightly restyled, but still with a more modern and aggressive look than the 2015 model, both outside and inside. The engine lineup will come with two petrol units, hybrid and also a plug-in hybrid, which will be limited to a small number of markets.
2017 Honda Accord coupe redesign
The new Honda Accord 2017 will be offered in sedan and coupe versions, and as far as the exterior design is concerned, it will be similar to the previous model, but only from a distance. When taking a closer look, you will notice that the new Accord gained a more aggressive front bumper as well as a slightly restyled grille with a chrome accent. Furthermore, the front end of the car also comes with redesigned LED powered headlights, daytime running lights and fog lights. On the other hand, the back end doesn’t seem to be that much changed, and it features a slightly modernized bumper and back lights. The changes include some new exterior colors as well, and a set of new light alloy wheels.
When taking a look at the inside of the 2017 Honda Accord, you will notice that the famous Honda’s attention to details is present. Beside the fact that it offers a huge amount of head and leg room for both the front and the back area of the cabin, it also comes equipped with the latest entertainment and safety technology. Features like a huge touchscreen display, premium audio system, as well as Bluetooth and USB connectivity, are just a small part of what Honda plans to offer as standard interior equipment.
New Honda Accord 2017 engine
As far as the engine lineup is concerned, the new 2017 Honda Accord will come with a quite wide offer of available units. There will be some inherited engines as well as some new ones, but they good news is that all of them will provide great fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. The current model’s V6 engine will be upgraded with fuel injection and it will be able to generate up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. This unit will be teaming up with the new 9-speed automatic gearbox. The company is also planning to add new 4-cylinder petrol engines and hybrid and plug-in hybrid systems in the lineup, while the base power unit will once again be the 2.4 l Earth Dream, direct injection 4-cylinder, and it will be equipped with the CVT.
2017 Honda Accord price and release date
The price of the base 2017 Accord model ought to be around $25,000, while the most expensive version is expected to have a price of around $38,000. With those price tags it should be competitive among other vehicles from its class such as Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Chrysler 200. The 2017 Honda Accord should be available in summer of 2016.
More on history of the model: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Accord