See more 2013 Honda Accord photos at AutoGuide.comCalling it "the most sculpted Accord" ever, Honda has revealed the first official images of its 9th generation mid-size sedan.
In a way it carries over the traditional Accord styling we have seen over the decades, but at the same time, ushers in a modern era that clearly sets it apart from its predecessor.
The 2013 Accord offers increased passenger and cargo space compared to the previous generation, while the overall length has been noticeably shortened - offering a sportier driving experience. While not very many details have been revealed, Honda did mention the LED daytime running lights, headlights, and taillights, hinting at the technology and luxury that will be available on the next-generation Accord.
"This car is the most sculpted and the 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."
As for powertrains, the new Accord will be the first model to receive the brand's new Earth Dreams engines, with a base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and a larger 3.5-liter V6, both featuring direct injection. With manual transmissions available for both, the V6 will get a 6-speed automatic while the 4-cylinder will receive a CVT.
In addition, Honda will bring to market a plug-in hybrid Accord, with up to 15 miles of emissions free driving and a charge time of just 1.5 hours.
The 2013 Honda Accord Coupe and Sedan will be heading to dealerships this fall, so we can expect more details as it nears its release.