Thursday, March 15, 2012

2013 Honda Accord?


This illustration looks pretty realistic to me.
It does match what a 4 door version of the coupe "concept" we saw a few months ago could look like.

And quite an improvement over the current model.
Let's just hope they didn't cheapened the interior like they did on the new Civic.

Maybe, in true Honda fashion, they will show us another "concept" version just a few weeks before the real thing appears...

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice wheels. Although they look better on the Range Rover Evoque that had them first. This is definitely an improvement, which is not to say it's good. At least it's not quite the amateurish design that it once was.

Anonymous said...

Better, but still nothing special. And thats just not gonna do it to put this car on top again. Honda hasn't figured that out. And an interior like the new CRV (nice looking, lower grade materials and much simpler) won't sell well in the mid sized segment. So we'll see if American Honda screws up this car again by giving us just more of the same C+ effort. Maybe this will be the generation where they take the plunge into McPherson struts.... and then drop into oblivion.

http://indianautosblog.com/ said...

please don't us our photo.

-Keutusbh Shinge

Anonymous said...

What a stark contrast from the Nissan Altima below. The Altima has challenged the Camry as best selling sedan in the u.s and actually beat it some months. This accord should help the Altima continue that pace, thanks Honda hahaha.

Anonymous said...

Love those Audi wheels and the poop-color. Boring face, weird bodyside.

BostonMike said...

Not gorgeous, but much better proportioned than the current one.

Anonymous said...

The poop-color is pretty. ;)

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Better, but still nothing special. And thats just not gonna do it to put this car on top again. Honda hasn't figured that out. And an interior like the new CRV (nice looking, lower grade materials and much simpler) won't sell well in the mid sized segment. So we'll see if American Honda screws up this car again by giving us just more of the same C+ effort. Maybe this will be the generation where they take the plunge into McPherson struts.... and then drop into oblivion.

March 15, 2012 3:52 PM"

Every single major publication has said that the new CR-Vs interior materials are a step ABOVE the old one.

Nice try at trolling.







"Anonymous said...
What a stark contrast from the Nissan Altima below. The Altima has challenged the Camry as best selling sedan in the u.s and actually beat it some months. This accord should help the Altima continue that pace, thanks Honda hahaha.

March 15, 2012 4:25 PM"

Just out of curiosity, do you have ANY idea of what the Altima's fleet sales mix is? It is FAR higher than the Accord and Camry put together.

Its sales mean nothing, and their numbers are bolstered by fleet which actually hurt resale value and brand perception.

Anonymous said...

honda is finished...........

Anonymous said...

Horrible! Whats with that stupid scoop design along the bottom? Honda design is such a joke.

Anonymous said...

Type in "altima wins best car in consumer reports " and see what you get on a google search......bottom line, Altima is a better car than accord. Period!

Anonymous said...

My eyes are celebrating. Honda must have hired new designers and gave them the task of evolving the current model while sticking with tried and true Honda design history. This is that car that we should have had in 2003 following the 1998 front end design.

But this only means that the rear is probably atrotious....we'll see.

In other news Fusion, Optima, and Malibu all look better. Honda finally got caught up, but they need to surpass like they've done in the past.

-FusioptimaSX

Anonymous said...

I guess that poster "Every single major publication has said that the new CR-Vs interior materials are a step ABOVE the old one. ...Nice try at trolling." hasn't been in BOTH CRV's.

As a 2011 CRV owner, I can tell you the new one is nice but it also feels slightly cheaper inside.

Anonymous said...

the fact is that Honda is making themselves irrelevant

Anonymous said...

This would make a nice Lincoln.

Anonymous said...

Can't you people tell that this is a photoshop?

Vince Burlapp said...

Even though I describe it as an "illustration".
Which is what it is. Not the real thing...
I guess people see what they want to see.

Anonymous said...

The rear door shape steals the design from the new Acura ILX, what a way to cheapen the Acura brand once again.

Anonymous said...

I don't think this is real. The line over the rear wheels is out of place. So I'm sure the real one will look much better than this crude photoshop. If not, well I guess Honda continues to slowly sink...

Anonymous said...

indianautosblog needs not to use imagines of of vtec.net... hypocrites

Anonymous said...

Better, but got to see it on the road.
The front reminds me of the last gen Kia Optima. Ok, I guess.

Anonymous said...

hard to evolve when you've got the perfect car. boring, maybe, but as near perfect a car there is on the market...

Anonymous said...

hard to evolve when you've got the perfect car.

The BMW 3-series continues to evolve. Ever drive an M3? Think it is as "perfect" of a Driving Machine as the cheaper Honda Accord? The new 3 gets 36MPG Hwy on gas (with upcoming hybrid, electric, and diesels sure to do even better) And at 90MPH a 3 sure feels a LOT safer than a Honda! I think there's room for the Accord to improve.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"The BMW 3-series continues to evolve. Ever drive an M3? Think it is as "perfect" of a Driving Machine as the cheaper Honda Accord?"

M3, yes, nearly the perfect driving machine as the 911 (there's another one that cannot stray because it is so darn near perfect!). but when were talking generic consumable cars - not driving machines - theres a reason the accord is accredited by car and driver year after year.

In excess of 100 MPH both vehicles feel darn safe. heck, with today's modern suspension, even a entry-level sonic feels safe appoaching the upper limit of what the general popuation would ever drive in the first place.

so no, i disagree that there's much room for the Accord to improve.