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    Thread: Official 2013 Honda Accord images released

    1. Member Hufeisen's Avatar
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      08-08-2012 08:50 AM #26
      Trying to design a sedan for the mass market has to be the easiest job in the world. Combine different elements of other successful sedans and mold it into your own "corporate design".

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      08-08-2012 09:04 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      I'd still rock a Fusion over this warmed over redesign. Hell, even the Altima has more character.
      Am I wrong in thinking that the outgoing car and this share a greenhouse? I thought this car was going to be shorter in the wheelbase, but it looks like there's a lot more carried over from the previous sedan than was previously stated.

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      08-08-2012 09:06 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      Am I wrong in thinking that the outgoing car and this share a greenhouse? I thought this car was going to be shorter in the wheelbase, but it looks like there's a lot more carried over from the previous sedan than was previously stated.
      Looks the same to me. Maybe they just clipped the overhangs.
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      08-08-2012 09:12 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      Looks the same to me. Maybe they just clipped the overhangs.
      Not that it really matters, but it'll irk me if Honda claims this is a "clean sheet redesign," and that turns out not to be the case (much as Toyota has falsely done with the Camry, which carries over the platform, firewall and greenhouse from the previous car).

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      08-08-2012 09:14 AM #30
      Looks more like the old Honda many claim to love: Not offensive, not terribly exciting, but timeless in a sort of generic way. Looking forward to hearing how it actually drives.

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      08-08-2012 09:16 AM #31
      Wow, soooo much better then the current model.
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      08-08-2012 09:16 AM #32
      Too conservative a restyle for me. Honda needs to be more bold like Hyundai was with the Sonata & Elantra.

    8. 08-08-2012 09:24 AM #33


      It def does look better than the current model. So far so good.
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      08-08-2012 09:26 AM #34
      Sedan - could care less, but it does nothing for me in any event

      Coupe - step back...somehow they boned that one hard

      Well, we've got the Civic for 2006-2017 or so, and now a 2008-2018 Accord. Times sure are exciting.
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      08-08-2012 09:28 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by BostonB6 View Post
      Too conservative a restyle for me. Honda needs to be more bold like Hyundai was with the Sonata & Elantra.
      Do they though?

      My take? There are enough "agressively styled" cars in this class, especially with the upcoming Fusion and 6, so Honda was fighting a losing battle. They've never been known for building styling knockouts so unless they hired some amazing new design talent, it just wasn't going to happen. I think staying conservative and subdued yet reasonably classy and upscale looking will serve them well. Heck, it's working just fine for the Passat. And it served the prior Malibu well.

      Feel free to disagree.

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      08-08-2012 09:29 AM #36
      It's a good improvement although it looks like a refresh.

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      08-08-2012 09:32 AM #37
      Looks good enough to fight anything new in the segment and from spypics and trim level leaks the interior is much improved as well.

      The coupe is just a mess.
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    13. 08-08-2012 09:37 AM #38
      Looks better, but it still isn't enough.

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      08-08-2012 09:40 AM #39
      This seems largely like a carry-over in terms of design, just like with the Camry. Same greenhouse, same basic shape, just some tweaks with the details. Honestly are they even trying any more?

      This really does look more like a refresh. At least it's in-offensive.
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    15. 08-08-2012 09:40 AM #40
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      08-08-2012 10:11 AM #41
      Honda has without a doubt lost it. The front looks like the ugly new Lexus headlights and the taillights look like they're off a Genesis. The rest looks like the current bland Accord.

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      08-08-2012 10:22 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by BostonB6 View Post
      Too conservative a restyle for me. Honda needs to be more bold like Hyundai was with the Sonata & Elantra.
      I agree. Honda especially was at least somewhat bold in it's execution and got most of the details-stance, DLO, graphics--correct. But other than the NSX concept, I haven't seen good design from the NA products in a long time. I've seen design students pick up on the Honda brand values (F.E., engineering, high tech) and execute better than some of the mess being released.

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      08-08-2012 10:23 AM #43
      Yup, no doubt about it, it's a Honda Accord.

      Familiar and conservative. They will sell boatloads!

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      08-08-2012 10:28 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by josh_did_what View Post
      The front is ok. The back view is really really nice though, too bad you cant post it from autoblog.


      Looks like a Genesis Sedan

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      08-08-2012 10:29 AM #45
      I know Honda's designs are more evolutionary than revolutionary, but the changes here are so subtle I think I've personally seen animals evolve more dramatically.
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      08-08-2012 10:31 AM #46
      Yay, Honda refreshed their best appliance.

      If I ever end up owning one of those, I know my life is over.

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      08-08-2012 10:34 AM #47
      As far as vanilla appliances go, I really like it (looks)
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    23. 08-08-2012 10:37 AM #48
      it looks great... i'll share this one for my buddy. He's planning to have buy another honda model

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      08-08-2012 10:43 AM #49
      Looks Korean... aka like ****.

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      08-08-2012 10:43 AM #50
      I see a mix of an E-Class and the Genesis in the design. As far as I'm concerned, the design looks fine to me. I'm more concerned with the interior and the hardware of this vehicle. Honda needs to address those to fend off rivals and stay relevant.
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