Honda sports up its sedan line with the 2018 Accord – Los Angeles Times

Hoping to attract a younger buyer to its sensible but staid Accord, and persuade car shoppers to consider a sedan over an SUV, Honda has given its bestselling mid-sized car a sporty, sexy makeover.

Unwrapped at twin events held in Detroit and Torrance on Friday morning, the new vehicle looks and acts more like a sports car.

It sits wider and lower to the ground, has sleeker body lines and will be powered by three new engines — two offering turbocharging — and a new 10-speed transmission.

The new Accord, which will be available beginning in the fall, also will be offered with a hybrid powertrain, the company said, and will feature increased safety technology.