2018 Honda Accord Kills V6 while 2018 Toyota Camry Resurrects its V6

 

Honda has officially announced that they will drop their lauded Honda Accord V6 in favor for a turbocharged I4 they currently use in the Honda Civic R. There will be other powerplants including a hybrid with dual electric motors. While some may lament the passing of the V6, others will rejoice that Honda will have a six-speed manual transmission available in certain configurations.

Honda is introducing a new 10-speed automatic transmission with its new Accord. It will be one of the first vehicles in its class with a 10-speed. According to Honda, the 2018 Honda Accord will be new from the ground up.

As of this writing: Honda has yet to debut the 2018 Honda Accord.

Meanwhile, Toyota just introduced its all-new 2018 Toyota Camry. Not only does it keep its V6, it’s an all-new powerplant that’s capable of 301 horsepower. A 203/206 hp (the extra power is available if you get the quad exhaust) I4 is available on all trims. Toyota is banking on naturally aspirated engines while many other automakers are looking at I4 turbos.

Time will tell which one of these two immensely popular midsized cars has the edge in sales.

Here’s a video from our friends at TFLcar driving the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry.

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2017 HONDA CIVIC SI AND HONDA CIVIC TYPE R

By: Nathan Adlen

Story and video via: Tflcar.com

Two of the most anticipated small cars to enter our market are the 2017 Honda Civic SI and the Honda Civic Type R. Both of these vehicles, along with the whole Honda Civic line were on display at the 2017 New York Auto Show. Considering the success of other hot hatchbacks like the Ford Focus ST and RS along with new offerings from Hyundai, Volkswagen and Mini (to name a few), this is an important segment for Honda.

Davis Adams, West Coast PR Manager for American Honda Motor Company was kind enough to take Andre through the details of 2017 Honda Civic SI and the Honda Civic Type R, along with the rest of the Civics available. It was interesting to see the differences side-by-side between all of the Civic line.

The Honda Civic SI coupe on display produces 205 horsepower and 195 lbs-feet of torque. It has a limited slip differential and it comes standard with a 6-speed manual (short-shift) transmission. The Civic Type R produces 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Currently, that represents the most powerful compact front-drive production vehicle sold in North America.

The 2017 Honda Civic SI and the Honda Civic Type R go on sale soon. The Civic SI goes on sale in May 2017 and the 2017 Honda Civic Type R goes on sale in June. Expect mid $20,000 for the SI and mid $30,000 for the Type R.

Here’s TFLcar’s Honda Civic coverage right from the floor of the 2017 New York Auto Show!