American Honda has finally revealed the all-new Accord in its sedan and coupe form, with a design that--although an evolution of the current-generation model--boasts an even more spacious and luxurious passenger cabin "wrapped in an upscale, sophisticated exterior designed to stand the test of time."
Scheduled to go on sale in the United States later this year, the all-new Accord has a bold grille that complements the hood's multiple styling lines, while a character line that flows through the door handles and flares upward to the rear conveys a sense of motion. Continuing the powerful and athletic stance that's conveyed at the rear is an inward slope where the fenders taper into the trunk and C-pillars.
Honda’s new midsize offering also has a more aerodynamic shape that--combined with low-drag exterior surfaces like the nearly flush windshield glass, flush-mounted windshield wipers, and careful underbody tailoring--promises enhanced fuel efficiency. In addition, premium details like LED daytime running lights, headlights and taillights hint at the sophisticated technology and luxury available inside.
Inside, smart packaging allows for increased passenger and cargo space for both the sedan and the coupe. An expansive greenhouse and rear seating area provide excellent levels of visibility and comfort for the driver and all passengers, while the all-new Accord's overall exterior lengths are noticeably shortened, contributing to a sportier driving character.
"This car is the most sculpted and most dynamic Accord yet," said Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of product planning for American Honda. "Following Honda's long-held philosophy of 'man maximum, machine minimum,' the beautiful exterior evolved from a focus on interior space and the needs of the people inside it."