Honda recalls more than a million cars over battery fires

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The packaging of the hybrid has also been improved to the point where cargo and passenger room are unaffected by the system - there's no impact to trunk space or the 60/40 split, folding rear seat. Honda says it will have actual EPA numbers closer to launch in the next few months.

In all, the recall hits roughly 1.15 million Accords.

A 2.5-in. (64-mm) increase in rear legroom is realized thanks to the longer wheelbase allowing for rear seats to be pushed back.

"Anti-theft systems in newer model cars and trucks are excellent, but they don't work if you don't use them", said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle.

The new Accord's " larger, more premium and tech savvy" cabin befits the upscale and sporty treatment given the outside. That first weekend, my wife and I took a long drive from New Jersey up to Cape Cod. That is why a lot of people will avoid getting the first model. You want to hear about Accord's future. This is a real three-pedal transmission. That makes the task of redesigning the car hugely important.

It could become the mother of all technological revolutions.

2018 Accord 2.0 Turbo with 10 AT.

"It was considered in the development phase", says Conrad, but there are two pretty straightforward reasons for not fitting AWD to the new Accord. Road salt can enter inside and result in corrosion.

As with all the Accords, the Hybrid comes now equipped with Normal and Sport settings, which let the driver dial-up/down the vehicle's sporting potential. The Accord 4-door's length also is lessened a bit.

Production of the entire Accord range will take place at a plant in Marysville, Ohio.

The company ditched the 6-cylinder engine option available on its earlier Accord.

The countdown is on to the debut of the all-new 2018 Honda Accord. The company did not supply projected fuel economy for any of the models, but promised the new hybrid version will be more fuel efficient than the current one.

Honda debuted its new 2018 Accord model in Detroit Friday, July 14, which will come with a handful of new trims albeit for the loss of the Coupe variation. Like with the 1.5 liter, torque is available at 1,500 rpm and should make the car feel stronger around town.

Lesser Accord models use a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 192 horsepower that handily outguns the former 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated engine. The 10th-gen Accord follows one of the most successful iterations of Honda's midsize sedan ever.

New technologies available onboard include wireless smartphone charging, Near Field Communication (NFC), 4G LTE in-car WiFi, over-the-air system updates, a six-inch head-up display and up to ten speakers with 450 watts. And there are high-grade, soft-touch surfaces everywhere you look.

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