Honda Accord “Type R” Mill Raises Question Marks!

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The 2018 Honda Accord is one of the most anticipated cars at the moment and it is easy to understand why. Aside from being a new generation model, the upcoming Accord will come out with more new technologies and significant performance improvements.

Honda has already confirmed that the next Accord will do away with naturally-aspirated engines. The line-up will be 100% turbocharged as the technology helps boost power and fuel economy by a big margin.

The icing on the cake is with the Civic Type-R-sourced 2L turbo-4 engine that will replace the long-serving V6 engine. This particular motor has successfully made the Civic Type R into the world’s fastest FWD car hence its application on the Accord will only serve the sedan well.

But then again, the power figures are suggesting otherwise. The 2L motor won’t develop 300hp like how it is on the Civic Type R. Instead, the mill will have fewer HP than the V6 it replaces but with more torque to offer. The overall figures are also weaker to the range-topping Toyota Camry. What gives?

It is hard to understand Honda’s decision based on numbers hence we believe that the detuned turbo-4 is meant targeted at maximizing fuel efficiency. Honda also decided on the Type R engine due to its dynamic performance and great driving character.

Hence, its application on the Accord will greatly improve the driving experience with the car, which has long been synonymous with the term ‘dull’. What do you think?