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PostSubject: Spied on the Street! 2013 Honda Accord sedan   Fri May 25, 2012 8:48 pm

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Date: May 25, 2012 09:46
Submitted by: Jeff
Source: KGP Photography
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Here's the first known set of spy photos of the 2013 Honda Accord, snagged by Brian Williams for KGP Photography. Here are the photos along with KGP's commentary. Please enjoy.

KGP wrote:
We've snagged the first-ever shots of a 2013 Honda Accord prototype being put through its paces. Sources tell us that this new Accord is a major overhaul of the current platform, with significant changes throughout the entire car.

We have heard two differing reports regarding the dimensions of the 2013 Accord. One source suggests that this latest iteration will be the first in a long time that doesn't grow, perhaps even showing signs of downsizing. Another source has reported that the new Accord will actually continue gain some size compared to the current model. To our eyes, this Accord looks to have grown a bit, but we'll leave the individual analysis of that to you, the editor.

The styling of this 2013 Accord sedan looks to be more expressive than the rather dowdy outgoing model. The honeycomb mesh of the lower air-intake takes some cues from Honda's Accord Coupe Concept that bowed at the last North American International Auto Show in Detroit. However, while that mesh covers the low intake, the upper grille gets large horizontal slats, appearing broadly similar to the new grille-work applied to the facelifted Accord Crosstour. Perhaps this new grille treatment will evolve as a new corporate face for Honda.

The new Accord has been designed with optimum efficiency in mind, leading to the introduction of a new CVT replacing the current model's 5-speed, and the current port-injection replaced in favor of direct injection on both the 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve inline-four and the 3.5-liter SOHC 24-valve V6. Honda promises that the CVT will still maintain a driver-focused demeanor, while improving fuel-efficiency by 10%.

The general sentiment is that Honda is losing its way a bit, while competitors like the 2013 Ford Fusion, the Hyundai Sonata Kia Optima grow more and more accomplished. Then there is a the improved 2013 Toyota Camry that has improved while its a perennial best-seller. The 2013 Accord is a hugely important car for Honda, a company whose luster has tarnished a bit over the passing years.







It seems to have that kink by the rear window just like the 8th gen had. Wheels seem like a good start.

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PostSubject: Re: Spied on the Street! 2013 Honda Accord sedan   Sat May 26, 2012 1:01 am

front looks kinda bulky compared to the rear. im excited to see what the 2 door has in store.
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PostSubject: Re: Spied on the Street! 2013 Honda Accord sedan   Sat May 26, 2012 1:28 am

don't hold yer breath guys.




here's a rough overlay I found showing the 8th gen along with the new 9th gen



I am disappoint.

(evolutionary, not revolutionary, just like the fail of the 9th gen civic)

hmm.. some people suggested that the one pictured may be the new "sport" trim due to the black grill, black window trim, and those wheels.

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PostSubject: Re: Spied on the Street! 2013 Honda Accord sedan   Sat May 26, 2012 1:35 am

meh, I will not judge until the actual model is unveiled. Companies do all kinds of crazy shit to hide the actual body lines and features of the vehicle while they are under the covers. Until then.
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PostSubject: Re: Spied on the Street! 2013 Honda Accord sedan   Sat May 26, 2012 1:46 am

^do have a point..










just found this comparing someone's rendering they did a few months back with styling ques from the coupe



let's hope it actually turns out looking good.

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PostSubject: Re: Spied on the Street! 2013 Honda Accord sedan   Sat May 26, 2012 2:12 am

looks pretty close. im still in for the 2 door...
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PostSubject: Re: Spied on the Street! 2013 Honda Accord sedan   Tue May 29, 2012 11:43 pm

just a fan's rendering. he does pretty good ones (one posted above is his).

Neal wrote:
Now that the spy shots are out I took some time to do a mild revision to the 1st car I put together on January 12th. And since it appears that little or nothing on the Concept C has made it to production, well, it's time to do a Fantasy Factory Accord 3.0 and put it to rest. I think this is the best/most I can discern with this one and while it may still not look as "idealized" as this one, I won't stop dreaming... This revised image includes:

Extended C-pillar
Extended rear overhang
More upright deck lid
Rear reflectors
Revised exhaust
G1 TSX-type wheels - pseudo Sport trim
Shortened front overhang
Revised fog lights
More upright lower central grille
Revised side skirts
"Modern Steel Metallic" paint.


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PostSubject: Re: Spied on the Street! 2013 Honda Accord sedan   Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:26 pm

Automotive Staff wrote:

Spied: 2013 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid
Written by: Automotive Staff on June 5 2012 11:30 AM


Last week we showed you spy photos of the next-generation 2013 Honda Accord, caught out in the wild, but heavily camouflaged from the windows down. That left us speculating as to what exactly Honda had in store for its new Accord sedan.

We may have caught a glimpse over the weekend near Honda’s Torrance, California, headquarters. Doing some late-night testing, this gold-painted and lightly camouflaged Honda sedan sports a couple of things we couldn’t see last week. First, the nose appears radically different here, and much more similar to the Honda Concept C shown earlier this year at the Beijing Auto Show. It also goes against our impression of last week’s photo, which didn’t appear to have any of the “jowls” of the Accord Coupe Concept or the Crosstour Concept, both of which were shown at U.S. auto shows earlier this year.

So what gives? Two possible explanations. First, the car shown here is clearly a plug-in prototype, judging from the extra “fuel” door on the front left fender. So it’s possible that Honda will be giving its plug-in model more radical styling than the standard gasoline-powered models, similar to how competitor Hyundai saved its cooler styling for the Sonata Hybrid. The other explanation is that Honda simply had an older-style nose on the car from last week, in an effort to throw off spy photographers.

Either way, we’ll get a closer look at the 2013 Honda Accord in a few months when the car is officially revealed for the first time.

Photos: Nicholas Bailey

Read more: http://blogs.automotive.com/spied-2013-honda-accord-plug-in-hybrid-97191.html#.T8_YntWXQ2w#ixzz1x3S2mSTX

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