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.