Honda Accord Concept to Be Unveiled in Detroit

Honda announced today it's preparing a concept car for the Detroit show that will hearken the company's next-generation Accord coupe. It's the succinctly named Honda Accord Coupe Concept, the first conceptual Accord to grace the world stage. If we can read into the teaser sketch (above), it would seem Honda's taking a sportier tack with its midsize coupe, tarting it up and widening its stance to take on Nissan's 350Z in a revived two-door war. Then again, we all know what tarts those teaser sketch models are.

Press Release:

North American International Auto Show

A bold new look for the next-generation Honda Accord Coupe will be unveiled at the January 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today.

The Accord Coupe Concept will convey exterior styling cues and design features that provide a first look at the direction the next-generation Accord will take and it promises to set a new benchmark for Accord and for the segment. The Accord is Honda's best selling model in North America, and this vehicle's debut at NAIAS will mark the first time an Accord concept car has ever been shown at a major auto show.

Car and Driver magazine recently named the current-generation 2007 Honda Accord as one of the winners of its prestigious and highly competitive annual "10Best Cars" award. The Accord has achieved "10Best" status 21 times in the 25 years that Car and Driver editors have been conducting the competition, more than any other vehicle in the award's history.

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