The 2013 Honda Accord Boasts Impressive Technology
New Technology in the Upcoming 2013 Honda Accord
If you’re looking for a Boulder, Colorado Honda dealer where you can get the latest news on the upcoming 2013 Accord model, then you should visit our dealership. At Fisher Honda, we’re especially excited about the new Accord, not only because it marks a full redesign of the beloved sedan, but also because the automaker has made a big investment in U.S. manufacturing for the upcoming model. The investments surpass $220 million across two plants in Ohio, where the new engine and transmission for the next Accord will be assembled.
A New Powertrain for the New Accord
The 2013 Honda Accord is exciting in part because of the changes under the hood. Said John Spoltman, chief engineer of the Anna, Ohio plant, “Our customers expect performance. How to get that performance with fuel economy is the challenge.” Of course, nobody doubted the prowess of Honda’s engineering team, and part of the way they’re achieving their goal is by equipping the 2013 Accord with a new transmission.
The new model will feature a continuously variable transmission, or CVT. While all standard automatic and manual transmissions use a set number of gears to move power from the engine to the wheels, the CVT is different in that is will use a belt and two pulleys to accomplish this task. This also allows for greater versatility in the number of available gears, giving the vehicle more power even when it’s not moving fast, and increasing overall fuel-efficiency by approximately 10%.
In other words, the new CVT is in keeping with Honda’s commitment to pursuing gas-sipping technologies. It’s certainly likely that it will at least be an option across Honda’s lineup in the coming years, too, given the automaker’s commitment to providing its drivers with great fuel economy.
Visit Fisher Honda for the New 2013 Accord
The 2013 Accord will be hitting our Boulder, Colorado Honda dealership in September, and we’ll be happy to take you for a test drive. Visit our dealership soon — while you’re here, we can show you the rest of Honda’s stellar lineup of new vehicles. We’re confident that you’ll be impressed with everything that we have to offer, and we look forward to meeting you!