Honda’s Type S variants represent the category “Sport”. Although not an out-and-out sports segment, it offers a perfect blend between a sports car and a family saloon. Instigating this journey in 1976, the Japanese have always established this variant as their flagship of any model. Three decades down the line, this story is not going to change much when the company comes out with its new saloon – the 2018 Honda Accord Type S.
2018 Honda Accord Type S – A Style Statement
A sleeker and wider profile sets the mood of this vehicle. As per spy snapshots, this new Accord bears significant styling resemblance to its elder brother the Honda Civic. The headlights comprise of a couple of LED projector headlamps that bears an angular L-shape design. With the S Type Honda looks to bring back tradition with its three-bar chrome grille. A couple of round fog lamps houses themselves on either side of the large air intakes while a low-flung ride height provide a sporty outlook.
Taking a close look of its profile view will render a couple of side skirts adding to the sporty gait. The rear of Honda Accord Type S 2018 seems to be an extension of this immaculate styling and comes with L-shape LED tail lamps as well as reversing lights.
Interiors Blending Both Sides of the Coin
This time Accord shreds off the traditional Honda guise and opts for a premium outlook. A big cabin room adds to the aesthetics that bears a traditional yet premium touch to the interiors. Infotainment comes from a 6 surround sound Dolby speakers while in-house controls lay their credit to an 8-inch diagonal touchscreen system.
However, the Japanese did not compromise on their signature statement which results in an array of buttons in the central console of the vehicle. Other notable features of 2018 Honda accord Type S include dual zone climate control, a pair of head rest displays for rear passengers and leather upholstery as standard.
2018 Honda Accord Type S – Roar-ish Engine
The central powerhouse consists of a 2.4 liters 4-cylinder diesel engine with an inline arrangement. This i-VTEC 6-speed transmission generates a mammoth 190 hp along with 200 lb-ft of torque. Peak rpm ratings stand at 6000 which enables this sedan to reach the 60 mph mark in 7.9 seconds.
Top speed stays put at 145 mph while Honda Accord Type S 2018 shall provide an average fuel economy of 32 mpg in cities and 37 mpg on highways.
Redefining Safety Festures:
Well, Honda looks to have its homework in this segment. Standard safety aspects include Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Blind Spot Monitoring, Traction Control and ABS. On moving up the variants; owners will also get hold of Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert.
2018 Honda Accord Type S – Release Date and Price
As of now, expect this 2018 Honda Accord Type S to unveil itself by the first quarter of next year. Facing direct competition from its counterpart, the LX sedan, only time shall testify its impact on the market.