This is the new Honda Accord Coupe, unveiled at Detroit Motor Show a few hours ago. And apart from those holes in its bumper, there’s nothing conceptual about it.
Honda too admits the car is virtually production-ready and will go on sale in the fall of 2012.
they haven’t really been busy with the exterior design though. It seems to us like a subtle tweak. But it looks good, especially with those 20-inch, machine-finished, 5-spoke wheels, which the production version won’t get.
The 2013 Accord will feature three all-new powertrains, including the first U.S. application of both a 2.4-liter direct-injected engine and two-motor plug-in hybrid system, which again, the Coupe won’t get.
What the Coupe will get is a new Earth Dreams 2.4-liter, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder engine featuring direct- injection (DI) paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), developing 181 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.
The other option is a re-engineered 3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC, i-VTEC V6 engine, paired to a new 6-speed automatic transmission or an available 6-speed manual transmission. The 2013 Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe models equipped with the 6-speed automatic transmission will utilize Honda Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology. It’ll make them more fuel efficient.
This new Honda Accord Coupe seems to be a coupe for the elderly! Dignified looks with smooth and clean engines, and superb reliability. Honestly, there’s not much to get excited about in this car.