Meet Honda’s new Civic-based Accord, caught hot-weather testing in the boiling American Southwest.
It’s not “Civic based” as the platform architecture is modular and will underpin a number of next gen Honda’s. This Honda platform is the equivalent to VW’s MQB platform.
I definitely see the 1.5T replacing the base 2.4 right now for the next gen. Still unsure whether they will follow the Malibu/optima/sonata lead of all turbo 4’s. The current v6 gets 34 mpg highway, and I do not see a turbo 4 doing much better. Then again based on the segment right now they very well may drop the v6 in favor of the 2.0T
The only thing I see coming close to the Civic is the more fastback design. The rest will have more mature detailing.