The 2013 Honda Accord Coupe Concept refines the basic shapes of today’s car, but the details seem to knit together more effectively than with the current car, with a smoother, wraparound grille and headlights and more sculpted flanks. The 2013 Accord shrinks in external dimensions think 2013 Chevrolet Malibu but Honda says interior space is similar to today’s car, though the wheelbase is shorter and curb weight lower. Without divulging suspension, steering or brake details, Honda also says the new Accord will have more responsive handling.
In Honda’s plug-in system, a lean-burn four-cylinder and 6-kilowatt-hour battery are paired with a 120-kilowatt electric motor to give the new four-door an electric-only range of 10 to 15 miles and a top speed of 62 mph. Honda says a full recharge of the battery pack will take less than four hours with a standard 110-volt plug, and less than 90 minutes with a 240-volt charger. The hybrid’s other drive modes will blend gas and electric power through an electric continuously variable transmission, or will allow the sedan to use only gas power for best efficiency. This version is promised for sale by the end of 2012. Let’s see 2013 Honda Accord Coupe photos.