While most of the world is getting crazier and crazier about crossovers and SUVs, things are a little bit different in China. In this part of the world, good old-fashioned four-door sedans with long wheelbases still rule and the market is full of them. One of the models available in China is Honda Inspire, which is coming completely redesigned for the next year. The 2024 Honda Inspire will bring the fifth generation of the nameplate and we count notable improvements over the previous model.
Once again, we count on a close relationship with the US-market Honda Accord. The two models have always been sharing a vast majority of the parts and the next generation won’t be any different. Still, it will feature a slightly altered exterior design, to meet the preferences of Chinese buyers better.
We expect that the 2024 Honda Inspire will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year.
2024 Honda Inspire Design
The 2024 Honda Inspire will come completely redesigned and from what we can hear and see, most changes will be evolutionary. That makes perfect sense, considering that the outgoing model is still pretty amazing, despite being around for more than five years. The new model will also share parts with the US Accord, with the eleventh generation that was just redesigned.
From what we can see, the mechanical aspect will be pretty much identical, whether it’s about engines, chassis, or suspension setup. When it comes to aesthetics, there are few exclusive details on the new Inspire, especially at the front, where you can notice a more prominent grille, along with a different bumper design. On the rear end, the taillights design is a little bit different, while there is also the matter of the rear bumper, which features a little bit different shape.
Still, the overall design is practically the same. Even the measurements are nearly identical, with the only difference in total lengths. Even that is caused by different bumper designs, while the wheelbase and other dimensions are the same.
So far, we haven’t seen the cabin design but we presume that things won’t be much different compared to the aforementioned Accord. We presume that the dashboard will look the same, with a design that’s similar to the dashboards of Civic, CR-V and other models. Of course, things could be a little bit different, due to the Chinese market specifics, so we might see a little bit different materials, color schemes, tech features etc.
On the other hand, the amount of passenger space will be the same. So, count on two very spacious rows of seats, which both accommodate adult passengers with ease. Furthermore, the cargo area offers 15.5 cubic feet, which is pretty decent for the segment. We also count on a long list of tech and convenience features, including the new 12.3-inch infotainment screen, digital instrument cluster and all kinds of driver-assistance systems.
2024 Honda Inspire Engines
Just like other aspects of the vehicle, the powertrain will also be shared with the Accord. So, we expect to see base models equipped with a familiar 1.5-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. The engine feels zippy and offers quite good performance, even though it’s paired with a CVT gearbox.
We also count on a hybrid version, which would come with the new hybrid system, which combines a 2.0-liter engine with two electric motors, for a total output of 204 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque. The new system works a little bit differently than the old one and, therefore, utilizes electric motors much more, which should translate to a much better fuel economy.
2024 Honda Inspire Release Date and Price
The 2024 Honda Inspire should arrive sometime in the second half of the year, though more precise details are yet to be announced. The same goes for the price, which should be specified in the near future.