2013 Honda Accord caught testing in the US
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- 02:29 pm, June 24, 2012
The test mules give you a clear insight on what to expect on the Indian Honda Accord.
After making an entry into India in 2008, the current Honda Accord is expected to be replaced by a new one early next year. And guess what, the mules of the 2013 Honda Accord have already been caught on cam by the blokes at KGP Photography, when the cars were doing their testing rounds in Colorado, US. The spy shots reveal the coupe and the sedan version but we are only interested in the latter as the sedan sold in India and in the US are more or less similar in terms of design. The powertrain and equipment options do vary, but more on that later.
The overall design looks much sharper than the current generation Accord. The design direction is much similar to what you see on the Honda City and the upcoming Honda Civic. The headlamps are streamlined and seem to be laden with day-time running LEDs. Also new is the projector beam type headlamp – which was so far only available on the CR-V and the Acura TSX inspired European Honda Accord. The angle of the scoops on the front bumper also seems to give the 2013 Honda Accord a low-slung stance. The taillights seem elongated like the ones of the seventh-generation Accord that sold like hot cakes in the Indian market.
The interiors are heavily revamped too. It still doesn’t look as futuristic as the Civc’s but it seems up-to-date and more premium without doubt. The big array to buttons is reduced significantly – you have varied design patterns now for the audio and climate controls. The instrumentation sports a floating design for the clocks and are reminiscent of the clocks that you find in most Mercedes Benz cars. The steering wheel is an evolution of the design that you find in the current Accord.
The 2013 Honda Accord is expected to come to India by early next year. With the current Accord’s sales depleting, primarily due to the lack of a diesel engine, we hope that Honda will consider bringing in a diesel engine to the new Accord at launch. But with the Brio, City and the CR-V being the more important contenders for diesel technology, you never know what Honda is planning.
Source: KGP Photography
First Published on 02:29 pm, June 24, 2012
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