All-new Accord will feature next-generation powertrain technologies, class-leading fuel economy plus innovative safety and technology
TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - At today's Canadian International Auto
Show (CIAS), Honda Canada unveiled the 2013 Accord Coupe Concept.
Providing a first glimpse of the Accord's new, athletic styling
direction, the 2013 Accord Coupe Concept also features a host of new
technologies that will make their first appearance on a Honda vehicle
when the 2013 Accord Coupe will go on-sale this fall.
"This ninth-generation Accord will once again raise the bar with new
Honda powertrain and safety technologies that will ensure Honda and the
Accord continue to lead in fuel economy, safety and fun-to-drive
performance," said Dave Jamieson, assistant vice president of Honda
Auto Sales at Honda Canada Inc. "Equally impressive though is the new
styling direction that really demonstrates Honda's commitment to
athletic and sporty designs."
The 2013 Accord will feature three all-new powertrains, including the
first North American application of Honda's new 2.4-litre
direct-injected engine and of the two-motor plug-in hybrid system from
Honda's suite of next-generation Earth Dreams™ powertrain technologies. In addition, the V-6 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 Accord Coupe Concept's styling features 20-inch, machine-finished,
5-spoke wheels that contribute to its solid stance. The rear taillights
aggressively sweep into the body, while a trunk -lid spoiler and large
exhaust finishers integrated into the bumper underscore the Accord
Coupe Concept's muscular exterior. The front bumper's dynamic lines are
highlighted by a revised four-sided honeycomb grille and deeply set
multi-reflector headlights and the lower fog-light spoilers are
accented by crystallized chrome inlays.
All 2013 Accord models will incorporate the Honda ECO Assist™ system, an innovative technology that can enhance efficient vehicle
operation at the touch of a button, while also providing visual
feedback to the driver to promote and confirm a more efficient driving
The 2013 Accord will also 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.
Also on display at the CIAS is the sporty, performance-oriented heart of
Honda's 2012 Canadian lineup and the newest vehicle to wear the Honda
Factory Performance (HFP) badge - the Civic Si Coupe HFP. This vehicle
is joined by the Remix Accord 2.0 and Remix Civic 2.0, two new
after-market, tuned project vehicles that exemplify Honda's
The All-New Civic Si Coupe HFP
For 2012, Honda is extending Honda Factory Performance program to
include the 2012 Civic Si Coupe HFP. Joining the Accord HFP, which made
its debut in 2011, the all-new Civic HFP will feature improved handling
performance and more aggressive styling characteristics. The 2012 Civic
Si Coupe HFP will go on sale this spring.
"After receiving positive feedback on our Accord HFP from this past
year, we wanted to deliver a similar performance and styling direction
to Canada's top-selling car," said Jamieson. "Civic Si Coupe HFP is
perfect for the car enthusiast who wants to take both performance and
style to the next level!"
2012 Civic Si Coupe HFP Highlights:
2.4 litre, DOHC i-VTEC® engine, 4-cylinder 16-valve with 201 horsepower
and 170 lb.-ft. of torque
Close-ratio 6 speed manual transmission
18" HFP aluminum-alloy wheels with Michelin Super Sport Performance
HFP Suspension Package
HFP side underbody, front bumper underbody and rear bumper underbody
HFP exterior badging and interior floor mats
Helical limited-slip differential
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with bilingual Voice
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Sport seats with high-contrast stitching and embroidery
360-watt AM/FM/CD premium audio system with MP3/Windows Media® Audio
playback capability and 7 speakers including subwoofer, USB, and XM
HandsFreeLink™-bilingual Bluetooth® wireless mobile phone interface
All-New Honda Remix 2.0 Civic and Remix 2.0 Accord
Honda has once again teamed up with Performance Auto & Sound Magazine
(PASMAG) to push the limits of both performance and expressive design
with Honda vehicles. This partnership was designed to connect Honda
with its vast network of enthusiasts across the country, and
demonstrate the tuning potential of Honda platforms Beyond the unique
exterior design scheme of the Remix 2.0 Accord and Civic, significant
upgrades under the hood were added to back up their aggressive
"These Remix cars are all about providing experts with an open canvas to
do what Honda enthusiasts have always loved doing - taking a great
Honda and personalizing it," said Jamieson.
Remix Civic Si Coupe Overview
The philosophy behind the Civic Si Remix was to take an already sporty
vehicle and showcase its aftermarket performance potential, including
increasing the engine's output. To accomplish this, a full Race Turbo
Kit (designed specifically for the Civic Si's 2.4L engine) and Borg
Warner EFR 7163 Turbo have been installed, providing the Remix Civic Si
Coupe an output boost to more than 400 horsepower.
To accentuate the car's new, more aggressive nature, the body has been
treated with black trim to provide contrast with the stylish Frozen
Grey paint and a carbon fibre hood has been added to reduce weight. The
wheels were also upgraded to 19x8.5 Konig Avanti alloys.
Other modification highlights include:
Full Honda Factory Performance (HFP) body kit
Wilwood Engineering Superlite 6R Front Brakes
Vibrant ™ Sports Exhaust
Factory seats were replaced with red Sparco Chrono front seats, a Momo
Race Evo shift knob and Momo Gotham Racing pedals for precise inputs
Philips LED lighting installed throughout the cabin
Addition of Kenwood's DNX6180 double-din Multimedia DVD Receiver with
Navigation and Bluetooth.
Impressive 6.1-inch touchscreen offers vivid image quality and an
Remix Accord V6 Coupe Overview
In 2011, Performance Auto & Sound Magazine (PASMAG) brought some of the
Accord V6's performance potential to light through the Remix Accord --
a vehicle that featured style and performance enhancements both inside
and out. That vehicle created a lot of buzz and served as a reminder of
Honda's performance core.
For 2012, Honda and PASMAG, along with its partners at International
Automotive and Custom, are taking performance enhancement to an
exciting new level with the Remix Accord 2.0.
With the 2012 Accord V6 already producing a very respectable 271
horsepower with its 3.5L V6, the challenge for PASMAG was to crank up
the performance, and enhance the car's winning style at the same time.
To do so, a CT Engineering Supercharger now pushes peak horsepower well
north of 300. A Magnaflow stainless steel muffler and a custom
stainless exhaust were also installed to allow the fumes to escape
quickly and produce a throatier sound.
The focus then turned towards enhancing the Accord Coupe's muscular
looks. The application of Matte Frozen Grey paint is accentuated with
Black trim, creating a truly muscular and menacing appearance.
Twenty-inch Vossen VVS-CV3 alloy wheels with a matte black machined
finish were have been installed and then wrapped in Kumho rubber, with
P245/30/20s up front and P275/30/20 in the rear.
Other modification highlights include:
Full Honda Factory Performance (HFP) body kit
Eurolite HID low-beams and Philips Crystal Vision Ultra-Bright high
Rotora Front Brakes
BC Racing Coilovers
Leather seat covers in both the front and rear
Race shift knobs and pedals
Philips LED lighting installed throughout the cabin.
JBL GTO1004 4-channel amp featuring variable electronic crossover and
Bazooka BTA10100FHC 10-inch Amplified Basstube
JBL P660C 6.5-inch 2-way component speaker systems and a set of JBL
GTO628 6.5-inch speakers surround the occupants with sound.
Further information is available upon request or by visiting www.hondanews.ca
Image with caption: "Honda unveiled the all-new 2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept at the Canadian International Auto Show. The ninth-generation Accord comes with a host of new advanced technologies to ensure Honda and the Accord continues to lead in fuel economy, advanced safety features, and fun -to-drive performance. (CNW Group/Honda Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120216_C4669_PHOTO_EN_10192.jpg
SOURCE Honda Canada Inc.
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