2024 Honda Accord leaked in patent images

The next Honda Accord has surfaced early in a Brazilian patent, with more conservative styling – and confirmed hybrid power.

The next-generation 2024 Honda Accord has been revealed early in patent images, ahead of its official launch due sometime next year.

The Accord is the latest Honda model to emerge early in patent images – following the CR-V, Civic and HR-V – and like its range-mates, wears more restrained styling than the car it replaces.

Pictured in patent images from Brazil (via Motor1), the new Accord appears to be larger than its predecessor, with longer overhangs facilitating a sloping coupe-styled roofline (though with a traditional boot lid, rather than a liftback).

The slim LED headlights and six-sided grille mix cues from the new Civic hatch and Honda’s luxury Acura range, while the full-width tail-light cluster shares cues with sedans from other brands.

The images don’t show the new Accord’s interior, however expect a variation of the cabin of Honda’s other new models – including the smaller Civic – with a honeycomb air vent, a tablet-style touchscreen, and digital instrumentation.

The current Accord was the first Honda model to offer the company’s new infotainment software and tablet-like centre display – but its 8.0-inch screen is smaller than the 9.0-inch unit in the Civic, and lacks the small car’s 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.

Few details are known about the new Honda Accord’s powertrains, however Honda USA has confirmed a hybrid will continue to be available – likely alongside a traditional petrol engine.

It may draw its engines from the just-revealed 2023 Honda CR-V medium SUV, which offers a 152kW/335Nm hybrid combining a 2.0-litre petrol engine and two electric motors, or a 142kW/243Nm 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.

The current Accord is offered in Australia with earlier versions of both powertrains: a 140kW/260Nm 1.5-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder, or a 158kW/315Nm 2.0-litre hybrid system. Both use continuously-variable automatic transmissions (CVTs).

Above: The current Honda Accord.

US buyers also currently have access to a detuned 188kW/370Nm version of the Civic Type R hot hatch’s 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine – but this isn’t offered in Accords built in Thailand, as Australian models are.

It remains to be seen where the new Accord is built for export markets (as US models are likely to retain production in North America).

The 2024 Honda Accord will go on sale in the US sometime next year, Honda has previously confirmed. An Australian launch is expected to follow.

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020.

Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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