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Detroit - The Accord. Honda's best-selling model in North America. And now, 30 years after its inception, Honda welcomes the eighth-generation of its legendary vehicle. For the first time ever, an Accord concept car made its stunning debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. In the evolution of the automobile, the Accord Coupe Concept's unveiling gives us an exciting sneak peek at the styling of the next-generation Accord. Without losing its signature of graceful simplicity, the Accord Concept Car pledges top-line design, sleek style and a dash of confident vitality.

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I'm so glad they went that direction with the headlights and not like the Fit. Those look they drew influence from the Stream.

This is supposedly just a design concept. I hope they don't dumb it down too much for the production model. At least with the coupe, it should be sporty like this.

Shots from the show are available here, as well as more full size photo studio shots here.

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I remember the Civic concept looking very futuristic and even somewhat stylish, and becoming something very hideous in production.

Let's hope the same does not happen to the Accord. Not because it will negatively alter sales, but because I know that high sales in spite of poor design will keep the image freshly ingrained in my skull.

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I remember the Civic concept looking very futuristic and even somewhat stylish, and becoming something very hideous in production.

Let's hope the same does not happen to the Accord. Not because it will negatively alter sales, but because I know that high sales in spite of poor design will keep the image freshly ingrained in my skull.

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Looks pretty close to me. Bodes well for the Accord.

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Looks pretty close to me. Bodes well for the Accord.

Hmm... touché.

Perhaps my perception of the vehicle had changed once they cleaned up the details and made it a single color.

Anyway, this is the first time I can actually say that I like the look of a Honda (Acura excluded).

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hmmm....pretty nice looking, definitely a great revolution for the Accord, as it would seem. Honda is fast emerging as my favorite Japanese design company [Toyota sucks, and Nissan is overrated]. This car looks really classy and sporty at the same time, kind of exactly what the Monte Carlo should be, but you can't even mention that design in the same sentence with this one without wanting to cringe a little. The show photos are taking a long time to load, but what I can see, what is up with the front overhang, cockpiece anyone?, and the overall character is great, but it's still not my cup of tea, the face is not pretty enough. All that said, this is James Bond's car for the middle class, it will appeal immensely to the people the Accord coupe already appeals to.

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I like it. Much more risque than the Malibu IMO and a much better rear as well. Has a previous-gen 3er look to it, but brings up some clever ideas stylistically. Hard to say if that strong stance will make it to production.

A nice, forward-thinking design, all in all.

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To be quite honest, this is the first Honda that I can say I like and not feel ashamed of it. There's more emotional appeal in this car than any Honda (Acura TL and MDX excluded) produced. The rear-view has got a nice flow to it. I don't much care for the overhead front 3/4 view, though -- the lines there start making the car look a bit compressed. However, while handsome and sleek, I can't really say it brings that much originality to the table. At least I can actually say I like it.

Anyway . . .

Likes:

  • First Honda that doesn't look like a mutant animal (Civic, CR-V) or a mish-mash of polygonal horror (recent Acura sedan concept). Design actually has a decent amount of emotional appeal. Curvaceous lines, good flow from ground-level angles, and I can look at it now without yawning. I hope Honda can make future models this nice.
  • Prelude, anyone? That's the role the Accord coupe should have filled after Honda did the dishonor of killing it.
  • Decent proportions for a front-drive car. (Front overhang is just a bit too much than I would like, though.)
Dislikes:
  • Headlamps. Don't get me wrong -- the shape is nice -- but they look huge in certain angles (overhead front 3/4 view). Stop this trend, please. Address this by production time.
I'll give Honda credit here.
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I'm seeing a bit of that whole Lancer/S40/tC thing in the front (mixed with early 90's Honda, yes), and I'm seeing BMW 3 and 6 series coupe in the roofline. A little derivative, but not bad. I like it.
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The first thing that crossed my mind when I saw it was how much the front end looks like the Scion tC. Overall the car looks pretty good, very clean and sleek, nothing too exciting though. I would still take the Altima coupe, which IMO, looks much better than the Accord concept.

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Looks like an angry Scion tC. :rolleyes:

A+ for the greenhouse though, is this concept a hardtop?

even if it is NOT a hardtop the frameless glass is very elegant.

I wish the new CTS had frameless glass, like the pillarless

glass on Subaru Legacy sedans for instance. Those blackout

panels on the B-pillars of most modern cars look so tacky and

ugly to me... if you can't make a hardtop 4dr at least hide the

pillars behind tinted glass!

http://www.km77.com/marcas/subaru/legacy_02/med/02.jpg

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