• Jun 3, 2006
One of our international readers caught a trio of Honda's next gen products on a Chinese site that includes the next Fit, Accord and CR-V. We're awaiting a translation of the site from our colleagues at Autoblog Chinese, so until then we have to let the pics speak for themselves, which probably originated as renderings and/or altered spy shots from a Chinese auto mag.



Autoblog reader James Cheung who sent the tips notes that the site reveals the next gen Accord will be released in Japan first, then the U.S., Europe and China. The car will be built locally in each region but not differ in design, unlike the company's strategy with the new Civic.



Of the three we think the Fit earns the award for most improved, sporting a beefier more substantial visage. The Accord looks lower and wider than the current model while wearing a face similar to the one on the new aforementioned Civic. The CR-V looks, well, as odd as the CR-V has always looked.

UPDATE - The Chinese translation just came in and we're told the new Fit will be ready by June of 2007 and the Accord by the following September. We've also learned the Chinese site is referencing a Japanese car mag.

Thanks for the tip from China, James!

[Source: auto.sonu]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      the "accord" (whether in accord or TSX badging) looks good in the above pic. except for the civic headlights. the roofline and the rear fenders give it a muscular, almost audi like appearance, which is not a bad thing at all. me likes. as for the fit and CRV, those are two cars I dont particularly care for, the current CRV especially, is the ugliest thing out there.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think that Accord will be released as the TSX replacement. Turbo 2.4L SH-AWD, please and thanks, and I'll take mine in black. The Chrysler influence is there, where the A-pillar meets the front fender, and the C-pillar to the rear fender, as well as the slope of the hood.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Fit and CR-V ... what can you say .. yawn.

      The Accord ... very very nice, looks like something the old Chrysler would have done. I like it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "..The car will be built locally in each region but not differ in design, unlike the company's strategy with the new Civic."

      They forgot to add the EU-Accord(aka Acura TSX stateside)strategy as well.

      If the next gen style Accord would be the same wherever built(EU inclusive)..the next gen TSX should be an orig, non-badge engineered Acura.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Of course, this is just SILLY:

      Not only are the posters who mention that the Euro Accord is used here as an Acura correct, but that size car just would never be the seller that the US spec Accord is. The larger, US Accord makes a base for the larger Acura TL
      WE GET A BIGGER ACCORD BECAUSE WE ARE LARGER PEOPLE, AND WE ARE ACCUSTOMED TO MORE ROOM HERE -- and our market is large enough to justify the tooling many times over.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "The car (the Accord) will be built locally in each region but not differ in design, unlike the companies stategy with the Civic."
      While it is true that the Civic in the U.S. is different from the ones sold in Europe and Japan, Europe doesn't get our 2 door coupe (yet? they did get the 5th, and 6th gen 2 door) and we don't get the hatchbacks. The Accord sold in Europe and Japan is different from the one sold in the U.S. We get the Euro-Japanese Accord here as the Acura TSX, a car NARROWER than the U.S. Accord to fit in narrower European and Japanese streets and roads. We don't get the Euro Accord's wagon body style either. So for the Accord to be the same the world over means that Honda will either make the Accord the same width worldwide and/or they are about to "toss" the Acura TSX out.
      I bet the U.S. model of the CR-V DOESN'T have quite this front end look when it goes on sale.
      • 8 Years Ago
      that Accord looks an awful lot like the outgoing Stratus and Sebring!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      No, no, no.. These are the all new Honra Tif, Accorn, and VC-R!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Seems the next-gen Fit can have a front end straight off the Chevy Malibu and still be much better-looking than the current car.

      My review of the current Fit (I seem to be the only one who fits it horrendously ugly):

      http://www.epinions.com/content_228861185668

      I like the current Civic, and this similar Accord. The proportions resemble those of some circa-1990 Chrysler concept cars that were never produced. Wheels to the corners and swoopy. Certainly an improvement over the current Accord, which went simply bland with the refresh.
      • 8 Years Ago
      SORRY-- my quote of the foolish Autoblog writer quoting James Cheung did not come through -- so I want to make clear that the article's point was silly, not the post above me
      • 8 Years Ago
      That photoshopped Honda Fit looks yummier than the one currently in the market. The appearance of that Accord is barely any different from the 2006 Acura TL, and that CR-V looks ugly.