• Aug 13, 2007
Click the image above for a full gallery of spy shots.

The upcoming Honda Accord sedan has already made a few public appearances in the buff, but its two-door sibling hasn't been caught in the same compromising position – until now. Although previous mules have been spotted sporting artfully applied camo, these newest shots finally give us the full Monty, with only the badges being obscured by color-matched tape.

Compared to the concept that debuted in Detroit, the blocky front end has dispatched the hard angles for a much more curvaceous clip, with deeply contoured fog lamp recesses and a smoothed out lower air dam to feed the radiator. Out back, the lines are somewhat reminiscent of the shooter's Civic Si coupe, coupled with a set of taillights that hint at the last generation Audi A4. The interior is on par with the shots we've seen recently of the sedan, with a three-spoke wheel and nicely bolstered thrones.

You can view all the pics by checking out the gallery below, and comparing it to its concept counterpart.

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[Source: The Car Lounge]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      I say the new Accord Coupe is a winner. The sedan is fugly. Could this be the first time the Coupe outsells the sedan? :)
      ronin
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is it true the manual transmission will no longer be offered on the Accord with the 6-cyl engine?
        • 7 Years Ago
        @ronin
        Judging by the pictures that are up, this model is the EX-V6 6-Speed manual. Even though the badging is covered, the dual pipes below and stick inside tell on the car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is it just me or does the hand brake look like it might get in the way of shifting even when it's down?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Actually I think you are being fooled by the perspective. When lowered the hand brake will at most rest off the left of the base of the stickshift. And I don't know too many driving techniques that require you to hold onto the base of the shifter.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just that wider than necessary front grill messis it up a bit

      the rear is more upscale looking - ala current Audi A4

      Way beter looking thant what Honda offers today
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      It definitely looks better in the front than the current one, or any for that matter, except the grille. The rest is blah and does not match the front end. They have done worse. Now watch, since I actually think it looks somewhat decent in the front, no one will want it lol. Of course it looks better than a Camry...anything does! Fusion still looks better though, as well as the Aura and upcoming Malibu.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's a big step up from the 07 coupe, but still nothing compared to the 08 Altima Coupe. In a coupe I expect sporty design, the Accord has a more, sleek design. The front end is plain and the back slopes down too quickly and then that makes the trunk look...chunky...at best. It's a nice car but they could have done much better.
      • 7 Years Ago
      By far, a better looking car than a Camry.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nicest-looking Accord since the mid 90s. I doubt we'll ever see an Accord as beautiful as the third-gen and fourth-gen models ever again, but this looks better than the sixth-gen and seventh-gen crap.

      Reminds me a bit of the 335i and G35, with a bit of second-gen Tiburon. Not bad at all.
        • 7 Years Ago
        the 6th gen coupe is beautiful, don't even go there.
      • 7 Years Ago
      that's the best looking honda i've seen since the nsx, could easily be mistaken for something a lot more upscale
        • 7 Years Ago
        well except the shut lines, headlight cluster, rims, flagrant aping of the 6 series in the side, flagrant aping of the atrocious pacifica in some cues, flagrant aping of the g35 coupe in the rear 3/4 region... flagrant... and the list goes on.

        with every new honda product i pine for the release of the s2000, such a fresh beautiful product it was, and nothing honda has produced sense is even vaguely as focused or uniquely attractive.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I don't know about being mistaken for something more upscale, but that is one good looking coupe.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I couldn't care less for the S2000--just a gussied-up Miata.

        I like this Accord, though. It's not as sleek as the Civic coupe (or NSX), but it's nice.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Who uses a hand brake anymore? Simply leave the car in park or reverse with a stick...
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree with Alex's comment. I remember when a manual tranny VW product was parked on my neighbours driveway (now this was in the early 90's) and they parked the car front-in and left it in 1st gear. After an hour or so, I remember the car slipping out of first and rolling onto the street, with enough momentum to make it end-up in the middle of the street. We since they were out for the day, we did a courtesy push of the (now in neutral) VW and then placed 2x4 pieces of wood underneath each tire. All in all, it was something that made me instinctively put on the hand-break each time I park my manual transmission vehicles, regardless of the grade. On the other hand, only the inclines do I do the same for automatic vehicles.
        • 7 Years Ago
        i use the hand brake religiously ( when i drive m/t and a/t).
        but i'm not a drifter or anything ;p
        just a regular old commuting driver who enjoys driving.

        i'm in fact the one to raise eyebrows when i see people parking, put the car in Park [P] and leave it at that.
        but hey, their car. i receive the same eyebrows when using my hand brake to move up a hill from a complete stop. maybe i'm just stuck in old folk wisdom of removing even the remote chance of unnecessary stress/damage to my car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah, yeah it may be fugly, boring or whatever.. once they build and sell it - people will buy! It's that simple!
      Chris
      • 7 Years Ago
      Of course it goes out for groceries and after that it spends all day at the local womens club thats why it's now considered an old lady car.
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