The redesigned Accord is expected to be the first front-wheel-drive car with a 10-speed automatic.
Honda's next-generation Accord will apparently drop its optional V6 and embrace turbocharged engines.
The company has confirmed plans to offer the 2018 model with three "powerful and fuel-efficient" powertrains including two direct-injected turbocharged four-cylinder engines -- and an updated two-motor hybrid system.
The smaller 1.5-liter engine will benefit from dual variable cam timing, while the higher-output 2.0-liter unit will feature Honda's i-VTEC valvetrain. Both powerplants will be built at Honda's Anna, Ohio factory.
The redesigned Accord is expected to be the first front-wheel-drive car with a 10-speed automatic transmission. A six-speed manual gearbox will still be available for both turbo engines, however.
"With these three advanced new powertrains, the tenth-generation Accord will be the most fun-to-drive, refined and fuel-efficient Accord yet," says America Honda Motor senior VP Jeff Conrad.
Full details have not yet surfaced, but the new powertrains will likely offer more power than the current generation. The existing 2.4-liter four-cylinder mill delivers 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, while the 3.5-liter V6 steps up to 278 horses and 252 pound-feet of twist.
Additional specs will be confirmed ahead of the new Accord's fall 2017 launch.