Ace spy photographer Chris Doane happened upon a very lightly disguised
2008 Honda Accord sedan
development vehicle doing some hot weather testing, and fortunately for us had his camera on him (we think he sleeps with a Canon under his pillow). The
is certainly one of
most important products, and we can see from these shots that the sedan will look similar but not identical to the Accord coupe that was unveiled as a
last January in Detroit and has already been
out in the wild. Brenda Priddy & Co. notes the sedan is lacking the honeycomb grille from the coupe and certain lines of the body are different. In our estimation, it's a fairly vanilla design, which is in keeping with this car's purpose of appealing to the largest demographic possible in the midsize sedan segment.
While this mule was likely a four-cylinder model, we expect a new 3.5L V6 from
Honda for the Accord
with at least 270 horsepower when the car debuts later this year. Expect lower emissions, however, and tricks like cylinder deactivation to increase the car's
at the same time. The four-cylinder, meanwhile, will likely have around 180 horsepower. Production of the new Accord should start in September or October with deliveries to
arriving not long after.
Check out higher resolution
2008 Honda Accord
sedan from various angles by viewing the
. For reference, also check out the high-res gallery of the Accord Coupe Concept by clicking