By Joe Bruzek on January 9, 2012
The Accord concept doesn’t look significantly different from the current Accord until you give it a second glance, where details like rounded curves and flowing design replace a fairly bland profile. New arching lines over the rear fender, along with larger grilles and a hood that bulges at the front, make the coupe look more muscular.
Honda’s concepts are usually a clear indicator of what the production version will look like, though some of the wilder pieces on the concept car, such as the multi-reflector headlights and chrome-surrounded fog lights, won’t likely make production.
Honda picked a good color to show off the Accord Coupe Concept, though. Dark red is a much more passionate color than the silver or white that’s so typical of concept cars and first reveals. As of now, there’s no interior to check out, but the Accord coupe and sedan go on sale this fall.
Road Test Editor Joe Bruzek covers Cars.com’s short-and long-term fleet of test cars and drives a 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Email Joe