Honda today unveiled a deep-red Accord coupe concept at the North American International Auto Show – a foretaste of the 2013 Accord sedan, which is slated to go on sale later this year.
Like the concept, the 2013 Accord sedan will have a shorter wheelbase and lighter curb weight than the current generation of the mid-size car, John Mendel, executive vice president, told members of the press.
The 2013 Accord sedan will be offered with a new 2.4-liter mated to a new six-speed automatic or a new continuously variable transmission, he said.
The next generation Accord also will be available with a V-6, offered with a new six-speed automatic or manual transmission.
A plug-in, three-mode hybrid power system will be available later this year in the 2013 Accord, he said.
A rearview backup camera will be standard on all 2013 Accord sedan and coupe models and its new Honda LaneWatch blind-spot display will be offered in the Accord and, eventually, across its line.
Honda projects sales of 300,000 2012 and 2013 model Accords in 2012.