Honda Accord 2018 officially enters production

Updated Sep 25, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Honda Accord 2018 is now in the pipeline in Ohio.

According to latest car news, the all-new Honda Accord 2018 has finally been in the works, as reported by Honda of America Manufacturing (HAM). The production of the Honda Accord 2018 starts at HAM’s Marysville Auto Plant (MAP) and Anna engine plant in Ohio.

To support this mass production, HAM has invested up to $267 million (P13.7 billion). Accordingly, $220 million (P11.2 billion) will be used to build new weld area which features 342 newest welding robots while the rest of money is put on manufacturing the 1.5 and 2.0L turbocharge engines. By the way, this is the first time a turbo engine to drive an Accord.

The production of Honda Accord 2018

The all-new Honda Accord 2018 has finally been in the works

HAM also reveals that the firm will apply cutting-edge technologies to the production of 10th gen Honda Accord in some steps like laser brazing and making high quality adhesives. New stamping techniques are also developed. Moreover, the company has also recruited new 300 employees to support the manufacture.

angular front of the Honda Accord 2018

The Honda Accord 2018 is the first Accord to be powered by a turbo engine

“The new jobs and production growth will enable us to meet anticipated strong demand for the new Honda Accord. Re-imagining the new Accord and bringing it to life took an incredible effort by our project team and our associates.” said Plant Manager at MAP Rob May.

Latest updates on upcoming Honda cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Honda Philippines' local lineupSo, while waiting for the official launch of the all-new Honda Accord 2018, let’s take a look at the most updated prices of the Honda Accord 2017 in the Philippines in the table below:

Honda Accord 2017 Prices in the Philippines
Variants Transmission Fuel Price
Honda Accord 2.4 S Navi Automatic Gasoline ₱ 1,809,000
Honda Accord 3.5 SV AT V6 Automatic Gasoline ₱ 2,309,000

>>> Related: Complete guide to the current PH-market Honda Accord

Know more about Honda Accord 2023

Honda Accord

The Honda Accord 2023 is the Japanese marque's entry to the midsize sedan segment, which is now on its 10th-generation version. It is offered in the Philippines under one variant only named the EL Turbo CVT Honda Sensing, Accord 2023 Philippines priced at Php 2,350,000. Powering this executive sedan is a 1.5-liter Earth Dreams Technology DOHC 16-valve VTEC turbo engine that delivers 187 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque. This power unit is connected to an Earth Dreams Technology Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) as standard.

When it comes to the dimensions, the Accord is 4,901 mm long, 1,862 mm wide, and 1,450 mm high, with ground clearance and wheelbase rated at 131 mm and 2,830 mm, respectively. In the local market, this Japanese midsize sedan competes against the likes of the Toyota Camry, Mazda6, and Volkswagen Lamando.