This is the Honda Accord Coupe Concept, which showcases upcoming styling and technology changes
10 January 2012

This is the Honda Accord Coupe Concept, which showcases upcoming styling and technology changes to the current model, which is sold in the US but which won’t be coming to Europe.

The Coupe is actually longer and heavier than the saloon, which will also be updated in the US this year. It will be sold with two new engines: a 2.4-litre four cylinder with a six-sped manual or CVT transmission, a 3.5-litre V6, linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.

During the unveil at the Detroit motor show Honda also confirmed that it will sell a plug-in hybrid version of the production car, which goes on sale later this year. It will havea 15-mile electric only range or run as a hybrid linked to a 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle engine. Recharging from a 240 volt socket takes 1.5 hours.

Safety kit enhancements will include a lane departure warning system, a blind spot warning system and the option of a reversing camera.

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10 January 2012

Another nice car that Honda wont let cross the Atlantic. We have had the Accord coupe before, shame we dont still get it. Of course it would be better still if we got it with the 3.5 V6 for £20,000 like they do in the US

10 January 2012

I really quite like this and think it is a shame we aren't going to get it here (even if I do understand why it wouldn't work commercially).

Almost reminiscent of big coupes (think Opel Monza) of old.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

10 January 2012

It's a very popular car in Ukraine (we get them from non official Honda dealers). This new one looks even better, and I'm sure it'll be even more desirable. It's a pity it still gets these pretty old engines and gearboxes... I just can't believe Honda hasn't got enough money and resources to create modern turbocharged engines of smaller capacities and dual-clutch transmissions (or at least 7- 8-speed auto's)!.. The other big question is it's interior quality... The out-going model had a very poor quality of materials. Yet still... a very nice car to look at and probably own one! :) I was afraid they'd spoil it like Toyota does with it's cars for the last half-decade...

10 January 2012

Tonight I was gobsmacked to see a nice white newly registered Honda CROSSTOUR a 4wd beauty - has a smack of X6 but not as nasty by a long way - I have some images - taken with my crap mobile but cant upload them here????

10 January 2012

I have a 99 Accord Coupe, they were built in the US and are unrelated to the Swindon Accord (which is itself a fine car).

It does have an old school coupe look about it, some American touches such as the big bumpers, the full length rear lightstrip and the sidelights at the bottom of the headlights. Very comfortable big thing too, automatic, but doesn't like going round corners briskly! :)

Its huge thirst for unleaded is also a giveaway to it's American market origins.

A shame that Honda don't really sell coupes anymore, apart from the recent CRX.

At one point they would sell you a Prelude, Integra, original CRX, S2000, NSX and coupe versions of the Civic, Accord and Legend.

10 January 2012

[quote TegTypeR]

Almost reminiscent of big coupes (think Opel Monza) of old.

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Or the Rover 800 Coupe maybe...

This really belongs to another thread, but does anyone remember how compact the original Accord 3 door (sometimes called coupe) was? It was shorter than the current Golf, which is itself small for its class.

10 January 2012

[quote sirwiggum]

I have a 99 Accord Coupe, they were built in the US and are unrelated to the Swindon Accord (which is itself a fine car).

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I remember them well. At the time i was torn between a 406 V6 and the Accord V6, and in the end went for the Peugeot because i didnt want an auto.

Myk

10 January 2012

[quote catnip]

This really belongs to another thread, but does anyone remember how compact the original Accord 3 door (sometimes called coupe) was? It was shorter than the current Golf, which is itself small for its class.

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Yes, the old 3-door Accord was a fair bit smaller than today's Civic. Funny old world...

Back on subject, I've always had a soft spot for the Accord Coupe, and thought the outgoing model was a very handsome car. This new one seems like a very evolutionary step, but is good-looking nonetheless. Shame we don't get them over here, as with the right engine it's the sort of thing I could see myself buying.

10 January 2012

[quote artill]

[quote sirwiggum]

I have a 99 Accord Coupe, they were built in the US and are unrelated to the Swindon Accord (which is itself a fine car).

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I remember them well. At the time i was torn between a 406 V6 and the Accord V6, and in the end went for the Peugeot because i didnt want an auto.

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This actually replaced a 406 saloon, the mounts were shot and the garage could find nothing wrong, I fancied an auto and that's how I ended up with it!

The 406 coupe is a work of art. A gorgeous looking car. Will Peugeot bring out a 508 coupe (hopefully based on the 'new' 504 coupe sketches) ?

Difficult to find a 'mainstream' coupe these days. Seen a few Laguna coupes about, look very Aston-y, but these are now axed with the hatchback.

10 January 2012

nice car. not sure about the fog lights cluster. but i would love to find out how the coupe ended up being heavier and longer than the saloon ??????

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