Honda Automobiles: Honda Unveils 2013 Accord Coupe Concept

Posted on 10. Jan, 2012 by in Honda Canada

 

Honda denounced a energetic Accord Coupe Concept now during a North American International Auto Show, providing a initial central glance of a jaunty styling direction, as good as divulgence a horde of new technologies for a all-new, ninth-generation 2013 model, set to go on-sale this fall.

The 2013 Accord will underline 3 all-new powertrains, including a initial U.S. focus of both a 2.4-liter direct-injected engine and two-motor plug-in hybrid complement from Honda’s apartment of next-generation Earth Dreams™ powertrain technologies. In addition, a V-6 Accord will be a initial Honda sedan to underline a new 6-speed involuntary transmission. Both a Accord Sedan and a Accord Coupe models are approaching to grasp class-leading fuel economy ratings and will be accessible with a series of innovative new reserve and technological features.  

“Marking a 30th anniversary of U.S. production, this new ninth-generation Accord will lift a bar again by a debate de force of new Honda powertrain and reserve technologies, geared to safeguard that Honda and a Accord continue to lead in fuel economy, reserve and fun-to-drive performance,” pronounced John Mendel, executive clamp boss of sales for American Honda.

Design and Packaging

The Accord Coupe Concept facilities an jaunty styling instruction for Honda’s best-selling model. The front bumper’s energetic lines are highlighted by a revised four-sided honeycomb grille and deeply set multi-reflector headlights. Lower fog-light spoilers are accented by crystallized chrome inlays.

The Accord Coupe Concept’s 20-inch, machine-finished, 5-spoke wheels minister to a plain stance. The back taillights aggressively brush into a body, while a case -lid spoiler and vast empty finishers integrated into a fender underscore a Accord Coupe Concept’s robust exterior.

While a Accord Coupe will sojourn likewise sized, a Accord Sedan will underline a some-more compress extraneous footprint, adding to a sportier appearance. A condensed length and reduced weight will also give a 2013 Accord Sedan some-more manageable doing and softened pushing dynamics. Both a 2013 Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe will keep a stream model’s inexhaustible cabin space.

Advanced and Efficient Powertrains

The Accord will offer 3 all-new powertrains for a 2013 indication year. The Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe will be a initial models in a U.S. to accept a new Earth Dreams 2.4-liter, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC® four-cylinder engine featuring direct- injection (DI). The engine will be interconnected to a 6-speed primer delivery or a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), that utilizes an innovative mild control complement for glorious acceleration and manageable shifting. The all-new 2.4-liter DI engine generates poignant opening improvements compared to a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine it replaces, producing some-more than 181 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. In further to an altogether alleviation in fuel economy compared to a 2012 model, a new four-cylinder-equipped 2013 Accord models are targeted to broach class-leading fuel economy1.

The 2013 Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe will also be offering with a re-engineered 3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC, i-VTEC V-6 engine, interconnected to a new 6-speed involuntary delivery or an accessible 6-speed primer transmission. The new V-6 engine generates an boost in horsepower and torque over a stream model. The 2013 Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe models versed with a 6-speed involuntary delivery will implement Honda Variable Cylinder Management ™ (VCM™) record and are targeted to grasp class-leading fuel economy1 along with an altogether alleviation in fuel economy compared to a effusive model.

The 2013 Accord lineup will also underline a initial focus of a new two-motor plug-in hybrid complement to a Accord Sedan. The Honda two-motor hybrid complement moves invariably by 3 modes – all-electric, gasoline-electric and direct-drive – to maximize pushing potency and fuel economy.

In all-electric mode, a 2013 Accord Plug-In Hybrid will use a 6 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and a absolute 120 kW electric engine to grasp an all-electric operation of approximately 10-15 miles in city pushing scenarios and a tip speed of 62 mph. Fully recharging a battery will take reduction than 4 hours regulating a 120-volt, opening and reduction than 1.5 hours regulating a 240-volt charger.

In a gasoline-electric hybrid mode, a Accord is powered by a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter, i-VTEC inline four-cylinder, Atkinson cycle engine, interconnected with an electric Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT). For some-more fit high-speed cruising, a Accord Plug-In Hybrid can rivet in a direct-drive mode, in that usually a engine drives a front wheels. The Accord Plug-In Hybrid launch successive winter.

All 2013 Accord models will incorporate a Honda ECO Assist™ system, an innovative record that can raise fit automobile operation during a hold of a button, while also providing visible feedback to a motorist to foster and endorse a some-more fit pushing style.

Safety and Technological Innovations

The 2013 Accord will deliver countless new facilities for extended motorist safety, prominence and security. The new Accord will be accessible with Honda’s initial focus of Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) technology. Both systems use a camera mounted behind a windshield to warning drivers if a automobile is relocating out of a line or to advise drivers of a intensity collision in front of them.

The 2013 Accord is targeted to acquire tip scores in both a sovereign government’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety2 (IIHS) automobile evaluations.

Additionally, a Accord will be versed with several new technologies to assistance urge a driver’s prominence around a vehicle. The Accord will be a initial indication to accept a Honda-exclusive LaneWatch™ blind-spot display, that uses a camera complement mounted on a newcomer counterpart for an extended perspective of a passenger-side roadway. The Accord will also accept a rearview fill-in camera and an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror as customary equipment.

The Accord has always been an well-developed value and a 2013 indication will offer some-more customary apparatus compared to a stream model, including new modernized record features. High-tech facilities that will be found on all 2013 Accord models embody Bluetooth®3 HandsFreeLink® phone interface, a full-color intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) and an SMS content messaging function, that can review perceived texts from concordant dungeon phones aloud over a audio system. Another customary underline and initial for a Accord is a introduction of a Pandora® Internet Radio interface4, concordant with a Apple® iPhone®, that works with a vehicle’s audio controls and i-MID.

Sales, Accolades and Manufacturing History

The Honda Accord, now in a eighth generation, is one of Honda’s best-selling vehicles worldwide and stays one of a top-selling automobiles in a U.S. The Accord was launched in 1976 with successive vital re-designs in 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2003 and 2008. More than 11 million Accords have been sole in a U.S. given 1976.

Since a introduction scarcely 36 years ago, a Accord has been respected for a quality, trustworthiness and higher drivability. Car and Driver repository has awarded a Honda Accord a prestigious and rarely rival annual ’10Best Cars’ endowment a record 26 times. No other automobile in a award’s story has been respected as frequently as a Accord. The Accord was also famous for a top initial peculiarity in a mid-size sedan shred in a 2011 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey.

In 2012, Honda will applaud 30 years of Accord prolongation in a U.S. The initial Accord Sedan rolled off a Marysville, Ohio public line on Nov 1, 1982 and was a initial Japanese-nameplate automobile fabricated in a U.S. Since then, some-more than 8 million Accords have been produced5 during Honda’s initial U.S. automobile plant in Marysville, Ohio. More about Honda in America is accessible during http://www.hondainamerica.com.

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1Preliminary EPA mileage estimates dynamic by Honda. Final EPA mileage estimates not accessible during a time of printing.
2 The 2012 Honda Accord was named a 2012 TOP SAFETY PICK by a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). According to a IIHS, a endowment “recognizes vehicles that do a best pursuit of safeguarding people in front, side, rear, and now for 2010 rollover crashes”.
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