Detroit, Michigan – Honda unveiled a new Accord Coupe Concept today at the North American International Auto Show, providing the first glimpse of an athletic styling direction for the Accord coupe and sedan. The ninth-generation 2013 Accord is set to go on sale this Fall.
The 2013 Accord will feature three all-new powertrains, including the first North American application of both a 2.4-litre direct-injected engine and two-motor plug-in hybrid system. 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.
“This ninth-generation Accord will raise the bar again through a tour de force of new Honda powertrain and safety technologies, geared to ensure that 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.
While the Accord Coupe will remain similarly sized, the Accord Sedan will feature a more compact exterior footprint, adding to its sportier appearance. A shortened length and reduced weight will also give the 2013 Accord Sedan more responsive handling and improved driving dynamics. Both the 2013 Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe will retain the current model’s generous cabin space.