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First Official Images of 2013 Honda Accord Released

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The new 2013 Honda Accord is a long awaited redesign of one of the most popular midsized vehicles on the road today.

For years, the Honda Accord has sported a rather conservative design betting on its long-touted reliability and Honda name-plate legacy. The all-new 2013 Accord gets a full redesign, and the first couple official images have been released revealing the “most sculpted Accord” yet.

By the looks of the new 2013 Honda Accord, enthusiasts may mistake its design aesthetics for other mid-sized sedans. That is not so much of a bad thing considering that there are many good looking sedans from the likings of say – Hyundai, Nissan, and Toyota

The new 2013 Honda Accord is bigger on the inside and smaller outside, as Honda puts it in the official press release posted below. We expect additional information and specifications of the new 2013 Honda Accord to be rolled out within the coming days.

Update: Honda has released the first images of the 2013 Honda Accord Coupe – Posted below!

2013 Honda Accord Press Release

All-New 2013 Honda Accord Will Debut with Premium and Sophisticated Exterior Styling

The most sculpted Accord ever is bigger on the inside and smaller on the outside

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 8, 2012 – Honda today revealed the first images of the much anticipated all-new 2013 Honda Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe, set to go on sale this fall. The most sculpted Accord ever delivers an even more spacious and luxurious passenger cabin wrapped in an upscale, sophisticated exterior designed to stand the test of time.

The 2013 Accord’s styling is expressive, sophisticated and premium. Starting in the front, a bold new grille imparts a distinctive and dynamic tension that complements the powerful look of the hood’s multiple styling lines. A strong side character line flows through the door handles and flares upward toward the rear of the vehicle to further convey a sense of motion. A deep contour in the rocker panel firmly grounds its visual presence to the road and smartly turns upward to convey a sporty attitude. In the back, the inward slope where the fenders taper into the trunk and C-pillars is designed to convey a powerful, athletic stance from the rear.

True to the spirit of Honda and every Accord before it, the ninth-generation embraces a customer focus from the inside out. Smart interior packaging allows for increased passenger and cargo space in both the sedan and the coupe, while the overall exterior lengths are noticeably shortened, contributing to a sportier driving character and easier parking. An expansive greenhouse and generous rear seating area provide excellent levels of visibility and comfort for the driver and all passengers.

“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.”

On the road, an overall aerodynamic shape combined with low-drag exterior surfaces including nearly flush windshield glass, flush-mounted windshield wipers and careful under-body tailoring promise enhanced fuel efficiency. Premium details like available LED daytime running lights, headlights and taillights hint at the sophisticated technology and luxury available inside.

More information about the all-new 2013 Accord will be revealed later this fall. For photos about the styling direction of the 2013 Accord, visit www.hondanews.com.

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