Honda unveiled the dynamic Honda Accord Coupe Concept at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, providing the first official glimpse of the athletic styling direction, as well as revealing a host of new technologies for the all-new, ninth-generation 2013 model, set to go on-sale in the fall of 2012.
2012 HONDA ACCORD COUPE CONCEPT
The 2013 Accord will feature three all-new powertrains, including the first U.S. application of both a 2.4-liter direct-injected engine and two-motor plug-in hybrid system from Honda’s suite of next-generation Earth Dreams powertrain technologies. In addition, the V6 Accord will be the first Honda sedan to feature a new 6-speed automatic transmission. Both the Accord Sedan and the Accord Coupe models are expected to achieve class-leading fuel economy ratings and will be available with a number of innovative new safety and technological features.
The Honda Accord Coupe Concept features an athletic styling direction for Honda’s best-selling model. The front bumper’s dynamic lines are highlighted by a revised four-sided honeycomb grille and deeply set multi-reflector headlights. Lower fog-light spoilers are accented by crystallized chrome inlays.
The 2013 Accord will introduce numerous new features for enhanced driver safety, visibility and security. The new Accord will be available with Honda’s first application of Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) technology. Both systems use a camera mounted behind the windshield to alert drivers if the car is moving out of its lane or to warn drivers of a potential collision in front of them.
2013 KIA CEED
Kia unveiled the first images of all-new Kia cee’d ahead of the car’s world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March. New Kia cee’d combines styling typically found on a sporty coupé with the space and functionality of a five-door hatch. Spotted on Kia World, the images show a tasteful update of the existing car’s styling, with cues borrowed from the new Kia Optima and even the revised Kia Rio. The wing-shaped grille is more rounded than in the Optima, but the sculpted hood and upswept lower front valence are common traits.
Upmarket exterior design immediately gets your attention, with details like chrome framed windows and muscular lines on the bonnet. The stunning exterior design is complemented by an ergonomic, driver oriented dashboard and refined interior, with a strong focus on quality of materials.
The new Kia cee’d is a technically sophisticated, highly competitive, C-segment entry wrapped up in Kia’s award-winning design and industry leading seven year warranty. New cee’d will be available across Europe from the second quarter of 2012 with UK deliveries expected to start from June 2012.