• May 22, 2007
Click on the photo for a gallery of the Accord Coupe Concept

The 2008 Honda Accord sedan has been out and about fairly regularly in the past few weeks with several lightly covered examples having been photographed. Until now, none of these were accompanied by the coupe version, but that too has changed. Comparing the production coupe to the concept that Honda unveiled in January at the Detroit Auto Show shows how much of the concept was production ready. In fact, the bulk of the details, including the side character line, headlights and green house are straight off the concept. The only noticeable difference is the lower front grille opening which loses the horizontal slats in favor of a wide-open mouth.

[Source: AutoWeek]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Saw this car in Chicago at O'Hare last month, guessed it was a Chrysler from the rear end. Boy was I off.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree fully with u John! Your comment is bang on target. The Accord Coupe concept at Detroit Motor Show looked ok , doesn't seem look that great on a computer screen. Infact looks awful when seen from certian angles.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is that a Tiburon with Camry headlights?

        • 7 Years Ago
        no it looks nothing like a tiburon you jackass
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh by the way as someone already said this looks like the bastard child of a Tc and tiburon. Honda needs some new designs badly.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They really should have pushed the front wheels forward a little bit more. It's too front heavy looking, and doesn't have an aggressive stance like a coupe should.
      You'll notice the renderings really try to avoid showing the front heaviness of the car and focus on the other attributes.
      But the event photos can't hide it.
      I'm sure it's built and operates like most Hondas of the highest quality, but it just doesn't make much of an effort to be aesthetically attractive.
      • 7 Years Ago
      THE LOGIC OF #4 AND SHOWING THE VEHICLE TWO YEARS IN ADVANCE TO GENERATE POTENTIAL SALES DOWN THE ROAD MAY NOT HOLD A LOT OF WATER. MOST CAR SALES ARE DUE TO: LEASE UP, MILEAGE, TOO MANY PROBLEMS,OR SPONTANEOUS. IF SOMEONE IS GOING TO WAIT TWO YEARS BECAUSE THEY JUST LOVE A VEHICLE, THEN NO WONDER WHY THE DOMESTICS ARE HAVING SALES PROBLEMS. BUT THERE IS ALSO THE NEGATIVE OF MAKING US WAIT AND GUESS. IF YOU ARE EXPECTING THE WOW AND DON'T GET IT, YOU CAN NOT REDESIGN IT AND HOPE FOR A WOW. HONDA HAS PROBABLY ALREADY HAVING THIS PUPPY IN PRODUCTION STAGE SET UP, SO IF IT GETS WARM RECEPTION, DEALERS WILL BE STUCK WITH IT THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE
      • 7 Years Ago
      Showing a car early can help a manufacturer determine if it will sell or not. Some cars get a very poor reception and are altered.
      • 7 Years Ago
      hmm Honda tryed to copy the Audi A5... failed..the A5 look way better..
      • 7 Years Ago
      Agree with #2

      I want to be surprised by new cars. I dont want them paraded for 2 years for some models before I can buy them. I want to walk into a shopping mall and say "wow what is that", but I cant. Im a car enthusiast and like to read about cars and stuff. The onus is on the companies to hide their products until they are ready.

      Some recent launches that I had only seen some pics maybe a few months before introduction:

      The upcomming Accord
      The Tundra
      The Silverado
      The Aura
      HHR

      Some others that by the time it hit the road it was dated:

      The Mustang
      The upcomming Camaro
      The upcomming Challenger
      The Thunderbird as mentioned
      The Solstice
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can actually see hints of the Legend in the front end. The later Legend remaining my favorite Honda design.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A couple of these passed me while traveling north on Interstate 81 between Blacksburg, Virginia and Roanoke, Virginia over a month ago. I had a camera with me but because I was driving, I decided not to risk trying to snap photos. I suspect they may have been headed to a parts supplier in the region for testing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The 2008 Accord is a fine evolution of an automotive legend; Precision engineered, efficient, sporty, and rock-solid quality.
      The Coupe is masculine & athletic, like a frat wrestler all boned up to triumph over his opponents.
      Definitely on the downlow. -
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