• Aug 3rd 2007 at 12:02PM
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A keen Autoblog reader has spotted the 2008 Honda Accord in an empty parking lot in Columbus, Ohio, and was kind enough to send us the pic he snapped of the car's interior. As the new Accord's official debut looms closer, more and more undisguised cars have been turning up, but this is really the first time we've gotten a good look at the new car's interior.
The model in this image was said to have been an EX four-cylinder and from what we can gather, the new Accord's interior isn't a marked leap over the model it replaces. The cabin features an identical curved edge running along the bottom of the dash, while the center console and layout of the air-conditioning ports are almost the same as the outgoing '07 model.

According to spy photographers who have seen the car, the 2008 model is slightly larger than the current car, so hopefully that translates into more room in the cabin, but we'll have to wait until its official reveal later this year to find out.

A big thank you to Nima for sending in the pic.

You can check out more spy shots of the new Accord here.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      So the steering wheel matches perfectly with the rest of the car then lol

      The whole package is hideous looking inside and out.

      Good thing it's a Honda so it'll still outsell everything else on the road.
        • 8 Years Ago
        "The whole package is hideous looking inside and out"

        hmm, kinda reminds me of what your mom said when you were born...

        ah, that fateful day...
      • 8 Years Ago
      On the off chance anyone from Honda reads this, I want to express my disappointment that Honda is again offering the non-standard stereo. I own an 04 Accord and would be tempted to trade in for the new model, but I just upgraded the standard stereo, which was an expensive pain and not something I want to go through again.

      Otherwise, I'm sure the new model is fantastic in and out, as befittting a vehicle with an "H" in the front.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like a truck dash and centerstack. Not liking it so far. Also, the e-brake looks so obtrusive. How hard is it to hide the thing a little further down like every other car manufacturer manages to do? Looks rediculous erupting out of the console. The idea is to hide the tools and mechanicals inside... not make them stand out!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh the hypocrisy! A few weeks ago Autoblog posts a critical piece on the ever increasing growth of cars. Now I see this comment: "hopefully that translates into more room in the cabin..."

      Nooo! There's a reason the Accord we get in America isn't sold overseas. There's a reason the American Accord has gone through about 5 revisions in 10 years, whereas the European Accord (US TSX) has remained as is.

      The American Accord is too big to be the sporty car people want it to be! The Civic has been reborn, though.
        • 8 Years Ago
        the US Accord is indeed sold overseas, as the Honda Inspire.

        I don't know what you're talking about with "5 revisions in 10 years" either, because the Accord is remodeled only once every 5 years. Current gen was introduced for 2003, previous gen was introduced for 1998.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Okay that was a bit of hyperbole, I'll admit it. But the Accord has had 3 notable appearance changes since 1996.5. And the 2008 model is a few months away.

        The philosophy of the Accord, like the Camry and Altima (I'm not singling out just Honda here) is 'you can please all the people half the time.'

        But any VW would do that and be fun to drive. It wouldn't be as reliable, though. You just can't win sometimes! BTW the Golf Mark IV lasted from 1997 to 2007.
      • 8 Years Ago
      A 5 speed stick?
      At least Nissan gives you a 6 speed stick, or 6:1 ratio spread CVT with the Inline4.
      • 8 Years Ago
      BMW 5 series anyone? They went korean on us, copycats! Nothing original with the latest Accord. Rather buy the real thing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Buy that kid a real camera phone...
        • 8 Years Ago
        Why? You can make enough out...same typically astute Honda: everything's where it's supposed to be and nailed together extremely well.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like any other Honda..not much to look at.
      • 8 Years Ago
      OMG, what did they do to that steering wheel? It's hideous!
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