The Detroit Auto Show dam is busting and the latest news to trickle through is that Honda is bringing an Accord Coupe Concept to show off. The concept will "reveal the styling direction" of the 2013 Accord, which – by the time it goes on sale in the fall of 2012 – will enter its ninth generation and 36th year of bringing harmony to people the world over.

Honda suggests the production car itself will have a "dynamic and aggressive profile," which is something we'd like to see – perhaps recent doldrums have lit some adventurous fires. We won't put money on it just yet, but when paired with baby brother Acura's 2013 RDX and ILX and NSX concepts we expect the Honda playground to host some interesting toys. There's a press release after the jump with a little more info.
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2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept to Make World Debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show

12/11/2011 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- A concept vehicle revealing the styling direction of the next-generation Honda Accord Coupe will debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show January 10, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today.

The Accord Coupe Concept will convey the dynamic and aggressive profile of the ninth-generation 2013 Honda Accord set to go on sale in the fall of 2012. John Mendel, American Honda executive vice president of sales, will introduce the concept vehicle at a press conference, which will also be broadcast live via webcast at http://hondanews.com/live/2012naias-honda (link will be live Jan. 10).

A leader in style, performance, safety, efficiency and value since the introduction of the first generation model in 1976, the Accord remains one of the best-selling cars in America. The 2012 Accord was recently named to Car and Driver Magazine's '10Best' list for a record 26th time and was ranked as having the highest initial quality in its segment in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Initial Quality Study (IQS). The introduction of the ninth-generation Accord marks 30 years of U.S. production of the model at the Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio, the first Japanese car assembly plant in the U.S.


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      Seph
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now, this is starting to sound nice..
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Kevin W
        • 3 Years Ago
        AMEN! Not a day passes that my car doesn't make me smile... This is one car I'd definitely buy again in a few years.
        DC
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yes, but also forget to include a LSD like the current gen, just so the world remains intact.
      Michael
      • 3 Years Ago
      NOOO! I like the current coupe, its big yet nice looking. In fact it is the only honda I have seen that exhibits any hint of taste/style. One could argue the Pontiac Aztek was both dynamic and aggressive....
      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Come on Honda! PLEASE let this baby be awesome and make it to production! For me personally Honda has been a huge let down for many years, but none the less I still very much want to see the Honda we used to know and love in cars like the CRX, RSX, NSX, the former Civic Type R hatchbacks, etc. Honda has some incredible talent, I really hope they finally let a little fun out of the bag!
      MyerShift
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hope it and the sedan look better than their current monsters.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Be ready to shield your eyes. It's almost guaranteed to be the most hideous thing you've ever seen at this point.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        A_Guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        Then make sure you ignorantly stick to your guns when it comes out, even if it's actually quite good. Otherwise, what's the point of making a judgement prematurely?
      Smooth
      • 3 Years Ago
      Come on Honda!!!! The current Accord coupe is SEXY!!!!! I know you can do it!!!
      orbityldrew
      • 3 Years Ago
      as an owner of an 08 accord please shorten the overall length by 6-8"(does the accord coupe need to be longer than a ford edge?), fix whatever the hell is wrong with the rear break design on the 8th gen, introduce some semblance of modern infotainment (honda is seriously lacking here) and I will buy one. I was going to get a 2013 3 series but bmw took a car that was already too long and made it longer.
      benny
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Dynamic and aggressive"... I hope that doesn't mean huge grille, massive front end, exaggerated curves and small greenhouse, but I'd bet it does.
        A_Guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @benny
        You'd rather it look boring and get terrible gas mileage. Yeah, sounds like a winning formula. :\
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's going to be a refresh like the civic. Don't expect anything new. Just look at the rendering they showed.
      Earthwateruser
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, is it already time for a new generation of Accord? Or is this a late cycle refresh? In my humble opinion, I believe the current Accord coupe is the best looking car in the Honda lineup. And I bet they mess it up. Hope I'm wrong, but their recent track record would indicate otherwise.
        Kevin W
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Earthwateruser
        We're on year 5 of the 8th gen.
        Rob Ascough
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Earthwateruser
        I agree, the current Accord coupe is the best-looking vehicle Honda sells, and that includes Acuras. The only problem I see is a front end which is a big too large for what's supposed to be a sporty-looking coupe. I've been a life-long Honda fan and I'm hoping the company gets all of this right. I have zero faith in the company's design language- new models are either too much like the ones they replace (Civic, CR-V) or plain hideous (Crosstour, ZDX). Let's hope the RDX is turned into a decent-looking small premium SUV, the ILX is as good as the Buick Regal and the Accord becomes a little smaller and better-looking, because the current Accord sedan is a disgusting mess of bad ideas.
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