Just because Acura will come to Detroit this year with the new generation NSX it doesn’t mean its parent Honda should lay low. They have some interesting stuff as well.
And the most interesting NAIAS debut for the Japanese giant is an all-new version of the Accord Coupe for 2013. It will be unveiled as a concept before going on sale in the fall of 2012.
The Accord dates back to 1976 and has always been Honda’s best selling model all over the world. The Coupe version however never enjoyed the same enormous success, maybe because it’s always been a bit boring for a coupe. Hopefully the new model, which is based on the 2012 version of the sedan, is a totally different car.
The 2012 Accord was recently named to Car and Driver Magazine’s ’10Best’ list for a record 26th time and was ranked as having the highest initial quality in its segment in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Initial Quality Study (IQS). The introduction of the ninth-generation Accord marks 30 years of U.S. production of the model at the Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio, the first Japanese car assembly plant in the U.S.