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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.

It is the tenth generation Accord, which now comes with two-motor hybrid technology. The 2018 Accord will launch this fall.

One of the new engine is a 1.5L 16V unit with dual VTC packs 192 hp and 185 lb-ft torque.

While a new 10-speed automatic gearbox, a first for a front-wheel-drive sedan, is standard, a six-speed manual will be available in the "Sport" variants. The more powerful option will be a 2.0-liter turbo sharing a lot of its design with the 2017 Civic Type R, which in the Accord will produce 252 horsepower and 273 lb. -ft. of torque and replaces the current 3.5-liter V-6.

The new Accord gets three new power plants with a pair of direct-injected, turbo 4-cylinder engines.

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The sedan comes with outfitted with vehicle connectivity features, driver-assistance and safety features. The new generation Accord will have two driving modes - Normal and Sport along with Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spots Monitoring and Cross Traffic & Driver Awareness Monitoring.

"The 2018 Accord's lighter chassis features a new Macpherson strut front suspension with L-shaped aluminum control arms mounted to an all-aluminum front subframe", Honda said.

According to a January report from Busines Insider, the Honda Accord is the ninth best-selling auto in the United States, with 345,225 Accords sold to Americans in 2016 alone.

The all-new accord has got several changes including a more provocative design, improved dimensions as well as new and more efficient engine options. Prices for the new Accord will be revealed at a later date.

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