Toronto, Ontario – At today’s Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS), Honda Canada unveiled the 2013 Accord Coupe Concept. The concept car provides a first glimpse of the Accord’s new, athletic styling direction, and features a host of new technologies that will make their first appearance on a Honda vehicle when the 2013 Accord Coupe will go on-sale this fall.
“This ninth-generation Accord will once again raise the bar with new Honda powertrain and safety technologies that will ensure Honda and the Accord continue to lead in fuel economy, safety and fun-to-drive performance,” said Dave Jamieson, assistant vice president of Honda Auto Sales at Honda Canada Inc. “Equally impressive though is the new styling direction that really demonstrates Honda’s commitment to athletic and sporty designs.”
The Accord Coupe Concept’s styling features 20-inch, machine-finished, 5-spoke wheels that contribute to its solid stance. The rear taillights aggressively sweep into the body, while a trunk -lid spoiler and large exhaust finishers integrated into the bumper underscore the Accord Coupe Concept’s muscular exterior. The front bumper’s dynamic lines are highlighted by a revised four-sided honeycomb grille and deeply set multi-reflector headlights and the lower fog-light spoilers are accented by crystallized chrome inlays.
The 2013 Accord will feature three all-new powertrains, including the first North American application of Honda’s new 2.4-litre direct-injected engine and of the two-motor plug-in hybrid system from Honda’s suite of next-generation Earth Dreams powertrain technologies. In addition, the V6 Accord will be the first Honda sedan to feature a new 6-speed automatic transmission. Both the Accord Sedan and the Accord Coupe models are expected to achieve class-leading fuel economy ratings and will be available with a number of innovative new safety and technological features.