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UPDATE: New images added to the
click above for more high-res images of the Honda Inspire Modulo Concept

The recently released Honda Inspire may be little more than a JDM version of the U.S.-market Accord, but Honda has infused the staid sedan with a healthy dose of bespoke kit for the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon.

The Inspire Modulo Concept comes equipped with a new front and rear bumper, revised grille and Transformer-esque headlamps, along with some aluminum trim and 19-inch, seven-spoke wheels wrapped in 245/40 R19 rubber. The interior gets a combination of orange leather and black crocodile skin, with an independent audio system for all four passengers, and a duo of LCD screens mounted behind the front seats. It's a clean package that combines a healthy amount of luxury with a small bit of sport, but we doubt crocodile hide will be on the options list of most Japanese Honda dealers.

[Source: Honda, Carview]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      the rear hints to the BMW 7 series with the middle trunk taillights....hence this car was def trying to copy all of the BMW attributes....

      And I hear people complain about chineses copy cats all day long while the japanese are and still do it, atleast a bit more tastefuly...but a copy none the less....
        • 7 Years Ago
        "middle trunk taillights" = "trying to copy all of the BMW attributes"

        Wha? Well hell that'll be nice...atleast then I could pick up a rear seat fridge if I ever pick up a future Accord Inspire-thinger.

        Heh, suppose all those other cars that had mid trunk tail lights are also copies...Hey wait, the 95 grand prix my neighbor drives had tail lights on the trunk lid. Oh wait, I suppose you're arguing that no one else as ever done the slender trunk lid lights. Ah, silly me.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You must be new to the car world...everyone and their mother can tell you that the new Accord has similar attributes to the 5 series from different profiles...The concept car here on the photos goes even further with a almost identical middle trunk light bar on the rear, which adds even more of a hint to the cars that inspired the new Accord which were the BMW's....Is that so hard for you to understand?



        But wait I forgot you must be right, Lexus never copied M-Benz on its designs...............silly me.....
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was going to say: "The "Bangle-ization of the automotive universe continues..." But, there are so many elements here that range from Bruno Sacco (sides) to Saturn (Trunk) that I am fluxommoned. The Pontiac G8 boys (and girls) must be proud, though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      When Batman gets married and has couple of kids....
      • 7 Years Ago
      UMMMM you guys need to take a look at the rear end. It doesn't look right; the 'U' shaped piece below the license plate ruins the car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think that for once, the US got the better version, not that that is saying a lot.

      yikes.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yuck! I've got chunks of vomit stuck in my throat!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Give me a preorder form. Now.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yuck, it looks like they took a ridgeline and 'squished' it
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just when you thought the Camry couldn't get any uglier... Oh wait.
      • 7 Years Ago
      For most of you who don't know or have not gotten a clue yet, the new Honda Accord that we have here in the USA, which most are not fond of the new design including me, is not designed by the Japanese. It is actually a USDM spec'd Accord, meaning that it was designed here in the USA. The actual JDM spec'd Honda Accord in Japan is imported here to the USA as the Acura TSX.
      The USDM spec'd Accord here is exported to Japan and sold as the Honda Inspire. The same went for the previous generation of the Accord that was sold in the USA, the sedan version only. I know this because I have close friends who work for Honda in Japan.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Still ugly. Grill=ugly. Headlights=insanely long and protrudingly awkward. C-Pillar- non exsistant. Trunk? Too big, and bumper sit too far out creating an angle away from the car that feels unbalanced.

      Looks like Honda tried to merge the TL with a BWM and give it a Ridgeline grill then be unquie on small touches. Overall, it's a big unique mess.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Tanooki, tell your friend that we are eagerly awaiting for the accord diesel to hit the states. I'm so very excited about that diesel engine and really not to worried about the package it comes in.
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