2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept previews redesign, hybrid returning — Autoblog

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2013 Honda Accord Concept previews redesign, returning

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In true fashion, we’re once presented with a concept car only a set of wheels and a de-Bedazzling from being production-ready. you’re looking at here is the that previews the next-generation that will be dropping this year, ready to with a full slate of mid-size sedans.

Honda has again taken a conservative to design, and while it’s handsome (except for those air intakes that flank sides of the front fascia), we help but think that it looks one or two generations old. Kia Optima, anyone?) We’ll to wait until we see the car in its production before making final but with … new mid-size like the 2013 Ford Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima. the doesn’t look to be gunning for who want a whole lot of style their substance.

Substance, it definitely has. The base is a new Earth Dreams 2.4-liter four-cylinder with direct putting 181 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of to the ground via a continuously variable Honda will continue to a V6 in the Accord a … trend in segment measuring 3.5 liters, to either a manual or automatic both with six gears.

The Hybrid will use an all-new plug-in hybrid system three drive modes gasoline-electric and direct-drive.

What’s interesting, though, is that the model marks the return of the Hybrid a vehicle that after the 2007 model This time, however, the will use an all-new two-motor hybrid system with drive modes all-electric, and direct-drive with a 6-kWh battery and a 120-kilowatt electric mated to a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine.

Honda says that the Plug-In will have a electric range of 10-15 with a top speed of 62 miles per and that recharging the battery take less than hours with a 120-volt or less than 1.5 hours a 240-volt setup. Not bad,

Naturally, Honda will the 2013 Accord with all of its safety technologies, including departure warning, forward warning, blind-spot detection and a rear-view camera. We expect to see the car debut in the not-too-distant future York Auto Show. with the 2013 model hitting dealerships this The Accord Plug-In will a little later, in winter.

for more details? Click the jump to read Honda’s press blast.

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Honda Unveils Accord Coupe Concept

Accord will feature powertrain technologies, class-leading economy plus innovative and technology features

DETROIT, 10, 2012 Honda unveiled the Accord Coupe Concept at the North American International Show, providing the first glimpse of the athletic styling as well as revealing a host of new for the all-new, ninth-generation 2013 set to go on-sale this fall.

The Accord will feature all-new powertrains, including the U.S. application of both a direct-injected engine and two-motor hybrid system from suite of next-generation Earth powertrain technologies. In addition, the V-6 will be the first Honda to feature a new 6-speed automatic Both the Accord Sedan and the Coupe models are expected to class-leading fuel economy and will be available with a of innovative new safety and technological

Marking the 30th anniversary of production, this new ninth-generation will raise the bar again a tour de force of new Honda and safety technologies, geared to that Honda and the Accord to lead in fuel economy, and fun-to-drive performance, said Mendel, executive vice of sales for American Honda.

and Packaging

The Accord Coupe features an athletic styling for Honda’s best-selling model. The bumper’s dynamic lines are by a revised four-sided honeycomb and deeply set multi-reflector headlights. fog-light spoilers are accented by chrome inlays.

The Accord Concept’s 20-inch, machine-finished, wheels contribute to its solid The rear taillights aggressively into the body, while a -lid spoiler and large finishers integrated into the underscore the Accord Coupe muscular exterior.

While the Coupe will remain sized, the Accord Sedan feature a more compact footprint, adding to its sportier A shortened wheelbase and reduced will also give the Accord Sedan more handling and improved driving Both the 2013 Accord and Accord Coupe will the current model’s generous space.

Advanced and Efficient Powertrains

The will offer three powertrains for the 2013 model The Accord Sedan and Accord will be the first models in the to receive the new Earth Dreams 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC® engine featuring direct- (DI). The engine will be to a new Continuous Variable Transmission which utilizes an innovative Shift’ cooperative control for excellent acceleration and responsive

The all-new 2.4-liter DI engine significant performance improvements to the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine it producing more than 181 and 177 lb-ft of torque. In addition to an improvement in fuel economy to the 2012 model, the new four-cylinder-equipped Accord models are targeted to class-leading fuel economy1.

The Accord Sedan and Accord will also be offered a re-engineered 3.5-liter, 24-valve, i-VTEC V-6 engine, paired to a new automatic transmission or an available manual transmission. The new V-6 engine an increase in horsepower and torque the current model. The 2013 Sedan and Accord Coupe equipped with the 6-speed transmission will utilize Variable Cylinder Management (VCM™) technology and are targeted to class-leading fuel economy1 with an overall improvement in economy compared to the outgoing

The 2013 Accord lineup also feature the first of a new two-motor plug-in hybrid to the Accord Sedan. The Honda hybrid system moves through three modes all-electric, gasoline-electric and direct-drive to maximize driving efficiency and economy.

In all-electric mode, the 2013 Plug-In Hybrid will use a 6 lithium-ion battery and a powerful 120 kW motor to achieve an all-electric of approximately 10-15 miles in driving scenarios and a top speed of 62 Fully recharging the battery take less than hours using a 120-volt, and less than 1.5 hours a 240-volt charger.

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In the gasoline-electric mode, the Accord is powered by its 2.0-liter, i-VTEC inline Atkinson cycle engine, with an electric Continuously Transmission (E-CVT). For more high-speed cruising, the Accord Hybrid can engage in a direct-drive in which only the engine the front wheels. The Accord Hybrid will launch winter.

All 2013 Accord will incorporate the Honda ECO system, an innovative technology can enhance efficient vehicle at the touch of a button, while providing visual feedback to the to promote and confirm a more driving style.

Safety and Innovations

The 2013 Accord introduce numerous new features for driver safety, visibility and The new Accord will be available Honda’s first application of Departure Warning (LDW) and Crash Warning (FCW) Both systems use a camera behind the windshield to alert if the car is moving out of its lane or to warn of a potential collision in front of

The 2013 Accord will be the Honda model to apply a curtain airbag with a deployment profile to enhance mitigation. This application is two in advance of new safety regulations into effect in 2015.

The 2013 Accord is targeted to top scores in both the federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and the Institute for Highway Safety2 vehicle evaluations.

Additionally, the will be equipped with new technologies to help improve the visibility around the vehicle. The will be the first model to the Honda-exclusive LaneWatch™ blind-spot which uses a camera mounted on the passenger mirror for an view of the passenger-side roadway. The will also receive a Rearview Camera and an Expanded Driver’s Mirror as standard

The Accord has always been an value and the 2013 model offer more standard compared to the current model, new advanced technology features. features that will be on all 2013 Accord models Bluetooth®3 HandsFreeLink® phone a full-color intelligent Multi-Information (i-MID) and an SMS text messaging which can read received from compatible cell aloud over the audio Another standard feature and for the Accord is the introduction of a Pandora® Radio interface4, compatible the Apple® iPhone®, which with the vehicle’s audio and i-MID.

Sales, Accolades and History

The Honda Accord, in its eighth generation, is one of Honda’s vehicles worldwide and remains one of the automobiles in the U.S. The Accord was in 1976 with subsequent re-designs in 1982, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2003 and More than 11 million have been sold in the since 1976.

Since its introduction nearly 36 ago, the Accord has been for its quality, reliability and superior Car and Driver magazine has awarded the Accord its prestigious and highly annual ’10Best Cars’ a record 26 times. No other in the award’s history has been as frequently as the Accord. The Accord was recognized for the highest initial in the mid-size sedan segment in the J.D.

Power Initial Survey.

In 2012, Honda celebrate 30 years of Accord in the U.S. The first Accord rolled off the Marysville, Ohio line on November 1, 1982 and was the Japanese-nameplate car assembled in the U.S. then, more than million Accords have produced5 at Honda’s first auto plant in Marysville,

More about Honda in is available at http://www.hondainamerica.com.

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