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First Look: Honda Accord Coupe Concept

by on Jan.11, 2012

Honda reveals a Coupe Concept for its ninth-generation Accord line.

“To say last year was an incredible challenge would be a gross understatement,” suggested John Mendel, the chief U.S. executive with American Honda, as he opened up the maker’s Detroit Auto Show news conference.

The maker suffered a double-digit decline in U.S. sales, largely as a result of production shortages following the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami of March 11 – but it also had problems with some of its new product launches, the 2012 Honda Civic, for one, taking serious criticism.  So, the upcoming launch of that long-time midsize market mainstay, the Honda Civic, will be a critical step in the maker’s efforts to turn things around.

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Honda is offering a glimpse of what’s to come in the form of the new Accord Coupe Concept making its debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.  A production version of the 2-door will be unveiled at an upcoming auto show, with both the ninth-generation Honda Accord Coupe and Accord Sedan set to join the maker’s line-up for 2013.

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Honda Will Reveal New Accord Coupe in Detroit

Maker hopes for a solid reception for critical midsize line.

by on Dec.12, 2011

Honda is holding back on the images before the next Accord Coupe Concept's Detroit debut.

Honda has been making plenty of news in recent days, from the announcement that it will launch of advanced new hybrid and conventional gasoline engines to this morning’s revelation that an all-new version of the long-awaited Acura NSX is in the works – the latter part of a major facelift for Honda’s luxury brand.

Now comes word that a concept version of the next-generation Honda Accord will be taking its bows at next month’s Detroit Auto Show.

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Unfortunately, the Japanese maker has decided to hold back on advanced images, nary a teaser of the NSX or Accord accompanying today’s tempting announcements. But, if tradition holds, what we will see at Detroit’s Cobo Center, in barely four weeks, will be darned close to the production version of the 2013 Honda Accord.

Indeed, a terse release from Honda suggests the prototype will “reveal the styling direction” of the new midsize line-up, which will feature a “dynamic and aggressive profile.”

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