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Well, the 10th Gen Civic won’t replace the Accord but its platform can be used in the next one. Chief designer Daisuke Tsutamori noted that not only is the Civic platform flexible enough for a hybrid model, it’s also flexible enough to be used for larger segment cars like the Honda Accord.

In fact, this sharing of Civic’s platform has been confirmed by Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo in a press conference last month. The new Accord and CR-V models will be based on this platform with a downsized turbo petrol engine. We don’t know which specific engine the new Accord will feature but could be the 1.5-liter Turbo that’s already in the 10th Gen Civic for an output of 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.

We could hear more about this from Honda at the upcoming New York International Auto Show.
 

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I was gonna say, that's old news. It was pretty much always the plan to stretch the new platform to the new accord and crv. The next gen CRZ is also supposed to use a shortened version of the new civic platform, which could mean the next gen fit might also use this platform. The whole point of a global scalable platform is to use it on as many models as possible. Audi/VW uses their new MQB platform on a ton of cars in varying segments and sizes, no reason this new platform from honda shouldn't be just as versatile. I'd easily expect it to flow over into acura products as well.
 

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As long as the two don't end up being too similar to one another. Which there is definitely a risk of. So this platform would be used to build a new ILX.
 

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Hey who knows maybe this will mean a return of an Acura coupe for us, always missed the CL and RSX, then of course the Integra, but the CL was more Acura than the previous two. This will be a good platform for that.
 

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Acura could really benefit from a coupe and it would also be able to reflect the Precision Sedan concept. It would be a volume vehicle for the brand, but it would also add to the more performance oriented bend that Acura has been developing.
 
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