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News   June 12, 2017   by Adam Malik

Honda latest to kick V6 to curb

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda has announced that its new Accord model will only be offered with four cylinders or gas-electric hybrid engines when it releases its latest model this year, eliminating the six-cylinder option from its lineup.

Chevrolet, Hyundai and others already have dropped V6 options in their midsize cars. Interest in the V6 has been waning for Honda, as only 14 per cent of buyers bought their Accords with that option in 2016, according to a report from the Associated Press.

Instead, the Accord’s new engines will be smaller, turbocharged versions to match V6 power.

According to a release from Honda, the 2018 Accord will feature two available high-torque, high-efficiency turbocharged powerplants, a 1.5-liter direct-injected DOHC Turbo with dual variable cam timing (dual VTC), mated to either a Honda continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) or 6-speed manual transmission; and a 2.0-liter direct-injected DOHC Turbo with i-VTEC valvetrain, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual.