Honda Accord had various modifications for different markets. This was especially noticeable during the eight generation of the vehicle. From 2009 until the next-gen after 2015, we could see Accord under that name in the US and Europe. In Japan, it was called Inspire, and in China – Spirior. After the last release a few years ago, now the sedan is coming back as the 2018 Honda Accord Spirior. The tenth generation of the famous vehicle came last year, and fans believe that Spirior will come back during this year. However, Honda is still quiet about it.
2018 Honda Accord Spirior release date and price
Launching the vehicle in China is a wise move by the Japanese carmaker. The reason is simple – the most populated country in the world is the fast-growing market in all ways. This includes automotive industry. China already has its own brands, but 2018 Honda Accord Spirior could show quality, reliability, and excellent performance. The car will probably cost around $25,000 converted from yuan.
2018 Honda Accord Spirior specs
Under the hood of the 2018 Honda Accord Spirior is a 1.5-liter turbocharged unit. Another option is a 2.0-l 4-cylinder drivetrain. Both of them are using petrol as a fuel, while there are also hybrid versions for upcoming Honda Spirior. The smaller unit delivers 192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. The bigger one is more potent with 250 hp and 275 pound-feet. The manual transmission is coming with Sport versions of the new Accord Spirior. A 10-speed auto is an option for the 2.0-l unit, while automated gearbox for 1.5-liter mill is a CVT. Finally, the hybrid powertrain combines 2.0-l engine with two electric batteries. What is interesting about upcoming plug-in – it will use the special, non-conventional transmission system.
2018 Honda Accord Spirior pros and cons
The Accord sedan wouldn’t be so long-lasting without reason. And the major cause of its 10 generations and 40 years of production is quality. Also, excellent driving skills and capabilities are making the 2018 Honda Accord Spirior different than the competition. We can also add a big cargo area, although this is a sedan. This car doesn’t belong to the luxury class, but passengers will feel so in the cabin. Minor cons are probably personal affinities, such as slightly louder engine or some electronic parts working lags.