- Continuously variable (CVT) and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions
- Direct injection
- Hybrid models utilizing two electric motors instead of the current one motor
- All-wheel drive with independent electric motors for the rear wheels for better fuel economy
2012 Detroit Auto Show: 2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept to Debut
The Honda Accord sedan is a leader in the family sedan market, and is one of the go-to benchmarks for other manufacturers looking to enter the marketplace. Just check out competitors like the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, and perennial rival Toyota Camry to see how often the Accord is used as a comparison. That comparison is going to change soon, as Honda announced today that it will debut a concept version of the 2013 Honda Accord Coupe at the Detroit Auto Show next month. As Honda is want to do, there are scant details on the coupe, which is scheduled to debut on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012. Experience has shown us, though, that Honda's concepts are usually thinly veiled production models. We definitely expect both the concept to showcase one or more of Honda's "Earth Dreams" drivetrain technologies which include:
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