Honda Accord Coupe Concept is simply red at Toronto Auto Show
Posted Feb 17th 2012 9:01AM
Honda has traditionally shown concept cars that are closer to production models than the fanciful flights that most other car makers put on display. The Candy Apple Red Accord Coupe on display at the Canadian International Autoshow follows that trend, looking as if it is just awaiting plates before being delivered to a customer.
This will be the ninth generation of Honda's Accord lineup. Consumers will be able to choose their coupe with one of three power sources. The base engine will be Honda's new, global 2.4 litre direct injected four cylinder, while the greenies can opt for a two motor plugin hybrid from Honda's upcoming collection of Earth Dreams powertrain systems. A V-6 option will also be available, although details have not yet been released.
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TORONTO (February 16, 2012) – At today's Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS), Honda Canada unveiled the 2013 Accord Coupe Concept. Providing a first glimpse of the Accord's new, athletic styling direction, the 2013 Accord Coupe Concept also features a host of new technologies that will make their first appearance on a Honda vehicle when the 2013 Accord Coupe will go on-sale this fall.
"This ninth-generation Accord will once again raise the bar with new Honda powertrain and safety technologies that will ensure Honda and the Accord continue to lead in fuel economy, safety and fun-to-drive performance," said Dave Jamieson, assistant vice president of Honda Auto Sales at Honda Canada Inc. "Equally impressive though is the new styling direction that really demonstrates Honda's commitment to athletic and sporty designs."
The 2013 Accord will feature three all-new powertrains, including the first North American application of Honda's new 2.4-litre direct-injected engine and of the two-motor plug-in hybrid system from Honda's suite of next-generation Earth Dreams™ powertrain technologies. In addition, the V-6 Accord will be the first Honda sedan to feature a new 6-speed automatic transmission. Both the Accord Sedan and the Accord Coupe models are expected to achieve class-leading fuel economy ratings and will be available with a number of innovative new safety and technological features.
The Accord Coupe Concept's styling features 20-inch, machine-finished, 5-spoke wheels that contribute to its solid stance. The rear taillights aggressively sweep into the body, while a trunk -lid spoiler and large exhaust finishers integrated into the bumper underscore the Accord Coupe Concept's muscular exterior. The front bumper's dynamic lines are highlighted by a revised four-sided honeycomb grille and deeply set multi-reflector headlights and the lower fog-light spoilers are accented by crystallized chrome inlays.
All 2013 Accord models will incorporate the Honda ECO Assist™ system, an innovative technology that can enhance efficient vehicle operation at the touch of a button, while also providing visual feedback to the driver to promote and confirm a more efficient driving style.
The 2013 Accord will also introduce numerous new features for enhanced driver safety, visibility and security. The new Accord will be available with Honda's first application of Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) technology. Both systems use a camera mounted behind the windshield to alert drivers if the car is moving out of its lane or to warn drivers of a potential collision in front of them.
Also on display at the CIAS is the sporty, performance-oriented heart of Honda's 2012 Canadian lineup and the newest vehicle to wear the Honda Factory Performance (HFP) badge - the Civic Si Coupe HFP. This vehicle is joined by the Remix Accord 2.0 and Remix Civic 2.0, two new after-market, tuned project vehicles that exemplify Honda's race-inspired DNA.
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