Honda Accord Coupe Scheduled For Detroit Debut
Japanese auto giant Honda is planning to introduce a coupe version of its top-selling sedan Accord in the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2012. The car will be presented in a concept form for the 2013 model year and will be released in market by fall 2012.
The first generation of the Accord was introduced in 1976 and since then, it has remained as one of the top-selling cars in the American auto market. Known for its quality, the 2012 model year Accord claimed the top rank in “highest initial quality” in its segment in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Initial Quality Study (IQS). The coupe will be a member of the ninth generation of the Accord family, scheduled to hit the market in 2012. This will also mark the glorious 30 years of North American production of the model at Honda’s plant in Marysville, Ohio, which is also the first Japanese car assembly plant in the U.S.
Details regarding this car are yet to be released by the automaker. Honda has already revealed that it will upgrade the powertrain of the 2013 Accord range and we are expecting a plug-in hybrid version in the ninth generation of Accord. The plug-in hybrid powertrain developed by Honda is useful for daily driving needs as it offers a range of 15 miles in pure electric mode.
The previous Honda Accord coupe did not enjoy the same success as the sedan model. But we are hoping things will change in the new generation of Accord, as the automaker has promised an aggressive and dynamic coupe this time.