Honda has released an official sketch of the new 2018 Honda Accord that will make its global debut in Detroit on July 14. The all-new generation, the tenth, will be the most fun-to-drive, premium and dramatically styled Accord ever, according to its maker.

The sketch previews the face of the new Accord, and we can see LED headlamps and a grille that follows the style of the Civic FC’s. However, the lights and grille connect to the lower grille here, and the side intakes housing LED foglamps are aggressively styled. The rims could be blade-style five-spoke items seen on the camouflaged prototype.

Earlier this month, Honda announced that the new Accord will feature three powertrains, including two new direct-injected and turbocharged engines paired with either a new Honda-developed 10-speed automatic, CVT or six-speed manual transmission depending on engine. There will also be the next-generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid powertrain with a 2.0 litre engine.

Today’s 2.4 litre NA engine will be replaced by a 1.5 litre turbo, paired to either a six-speed manual or a CVT auto. No output figures have been announced, but it could have the CR-V’s 190 hp and 243 Nm.

Replacing the 3.5 litre NA V6 at the top is a 2.0 litre turbo from the latest Civic Type R. This motor also gets a six-speed manual option, along with Honda’s new 10-speed automatic. No numbers yet, but max hp should fall between the V6’s 278 hp and the CTR’s 316 hp.

The Accord’s biggest and most important market is the US. Since 1976, Americans have bought over 13 million Accords, and the Accord has been the US retail sales leader (excluding fleets) in the midsize sedan segment for four straight years (2013-2016). For the first five months of 2017, the Accord is the top selling model in its class, and the second best-selling passenger car overall, second to the new Civic.


GALLERY: 2018 Honda Accord spyshots