2013 Honda Accord Named Official Show Car
Posted on Nov 6th 2012 1:00 PM
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This year's new and improved Miami International Auto Show will be sporting a whole new look, and offering a whole new ride the all-new 2013 Accord to be exact. The more luxurious, more sophisticated, ninth generation Accord is this year's official show car and promises to be the most dynamic and best-equipped model in the Accord's 37-year history.
From the tip of the front bumpers to the end of the exhaust finishers, nothing was left unexamined when redesigning the new Accord. This includes major elements like the unit-body, sheet metal, glass and aerodynamics, along with interior features and electronic systems, the engines and transmissions, the chassis components, and the many safety systems. Despite the complete generational changes, however, the 2013 Accord Sedan and Coupe are still tightly focused on providing the same long-established blend of unbeatable Honda safety and security, value for money, fun-to-drive performance and handling, and passenger comfort and convenience.
The exterior length and wheelbase of both the Accord Sedan and Coupe are slightly more compact than the prior generation Accord, while still providing improvements in key interior dimensions including rear legroom and trunk volume. The result is a spacious all-new Accord that boasts a sportier appearance, more responsive handling and improved driving dynamics.
Fuel efficiency is also improved, with EPA estimated highway mileage ratings up to 36 mpg for the 4-cylinder Accord and 34 mpg for the V-6 Accord Sedan.
Not only does Accord advance the state of the art in its segment, but the new Accord models also introduce a host of new technologies to Honda while serving as the first vehicle to use Honda's new Earth Dreams technology, which is dedicated to enhancing fuel efficiency and minimizing the company's environmental footprint.
Standard features on the new Accord include Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® with audio streaming, USB/iPod® integration, rearview camera and an audio/information screen and an Eco Assist driving system. As in previous EX-trim Accords, a choice of fabric or leather seating upholstery is available.
Other standard Accord features include dual-zone climate control, Pandora® internet radio integration and an SMS text messaging function. Available features include a hard disc drive (HDD)-based Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and FM Traffic, and Adaptive Cruise Control. New visibility technologies include an expanded-view driver's mirror and Honda's new LaneWatch feature along with available features such as LED headlights, daytime running lights (DRLs) and brake lights.
All in all, this is one vehicle you won't want to miss! Come get a sneak peek into the remarkable new upgrades to Honda's best-selling car on November 9-18 at the Miami International Auto Show!