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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.”


Honda to Reveal Battery Sports Car in Tokyo

“What makes people feel good?”

by on Nov.11, 2011

Honda will introduce this EV Sports Car Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Honda will put the emphasis on battery power when it rolls into the Tokyo Motor Show next month with seven different concept vehicles – including a sports car – running on electric motors.

The maker’s display, using the too-cute them, “What makes people feel good?”, will feature a mix of automotive concepts and production motorcycles, covering much of the breadth of the Honda transportation line-up – along with a “smart home” system using the maker’s solar power technology.

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On the automotive side, look for what the maker has, for the moment, saddled with the descriptive, if dull, name, Small Sports EV Concept.  Too bad, as the image seen here is quite striking, with its low-slung nose, deeply sculpted body panels and what appears to be a targa-style roof.


Honda CR-Z Unveiled in Tokyo

Thinly disguised concept will come to U.S.

by on Oct.21, 2009

Minus the small back seat, the Honda CR-Z concept unveiled in Tokyo is what American motorists will see, in production trim, at January's Detroit Auto Show.

Minus a back seat, CR-Z will be at January's North American International Auto Show.

The Tokyo Motor Show is famous for its wild and wacky concept vehicles, but perhaps it makes sense, during the year that the show al but implodes, that the few makers still displaying at Makuhari Messe reveal concepts grounded more than ever in reality.

Like the Honda CR-Z, the latest take on the stylish, sporty hybrid coupe – but this one just a thinly-disguised version of the gasoline-electric vehicle soon to go into production.  The big difference between show car and production model?

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On the Tokyo stand, the 2010 Honda CR-Z concept is featured with a small rear seat.  In the American edition, Honda confirms, it will be offered in just 2-seat trim.  The changes from the gen-1 concept are modest, notably a more upright windshield and a higher roofline, which should make it possible for American drivers to actual sit inside the hybrid coupe.  The gaping grille is one of the more sporty details held over from the original CR-Z concept, which was designed as a paean to the long-lamented Honda CR-X.