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".
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.
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.
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.
"I've got an idea for sweat shops: air conditioning! Problem solved."
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.
Originally Posted by Turbiodiesel!