By Ian Merritt on October 26, 2007
We’ve changed the name, but rest assured this photo blog has gotten some great enhancements since we debuted it a few weeks back. This week, I tackle the love-it-or-hate-it styling of the new Honda Accord coupe. You can browse all my shots below, along with commentary on the design.
The 2008 Honda Accord coupe is a progressive design for a model that has never been cutting edge, at least when it comes to looks. The aggressive shape of the hood, the sharp contours of the rocker panels, the flat backside and the pronounced nose give this coupe a menacing look that really brings the Honda flagship model into the 21st century. Gone are the smooth curves of the 2007 model, only to be replaced by sharp line after sharp line. The 10-spoke hubs on the wheels create a performance feel, and the elongated headlight casings and sleek turn signals help turn this car into a German-esque racer. It’s still a wedge coupe, but with a bigger presence up front; a FACE instead of a visage. And guess what? The interior does the same. Aluminum-like trim accents and the two-tone color scheme make the interior of the model I drove almost a dead-ringer for a 5 Series, which screams class, class, class.