2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept to Bow at Detroit Auto Show

Colum Wood
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The Honda Accord Coupe Concept debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 8, 2007. (illustration shown)
The Honda Accord Coupe Concept debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 8, 2007. (illustration shown)

Honda has announced it will debut an all-new Accord Coupe concept at the Detroit Auto Show in January and if past concepts (above) are any guess it will bear a close resemblance to the production model. In a press release Honda calls the concept “dynamic and aggressive”.

The concept foreshadows a production version of the 9th generation Accord, which will debut as a 2013 model and will go on sale in the Fall of 2012.

No details of the vehicle have been provided but Honda recently announced details that it would add direct-injection to much of its lineup, including its V6 and 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engines. Also look for the use of a CVT transmission as opposed to a conventional automatic. Honda has announced a commitment to be a leader in both fuel economy and engine output

See AutoGuide’s complete 2012 Detroit Auto Show coverage here.

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. Find Colum on <a href="http://www.google.com">Twitter.</a>

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  • Carguy Carguy on Dec 26, 2011

    Another wrong move from HOnda instead of doing dual clutcha and 6-8 speed automatics with paddle shifters--it appears to be going with CVTs --- the type of transmission that all enthusiasts detest. Honda also needs to add twin scroll direct injection turbos and need new design studios as HOnda/Acura products are usually either bland or ugly when compared to the rest of the industry.

  • Pawel Pawel on Jan 04, 2012

    Top Quality, fuel efficiency, and safety are Honda's main objectives I think. Although the quality might not be as it used to be, but it's still above par than most other's.(Please Honda, show what quality really is). The idea of CVT tranny is for fuel efficiency(sorry enthusiasts). Like seriously...Most of Honda's lineup of cars is not meant for 'performance'(but only enough to be up to par with the rest of the class). As long as they stick to their 3 main objectives, consumers will stay loyal. I wouldn't sacrifice reliability and safety for V6 300HP/8Spd tranny.