After teasing us with concept drawings back in early December 2006, Honda unveiled it’s Honda Accord Coupe Concept at the Detroit Motor Show 2006. The Honda Accord Coupe Concept carries Honda’s new trapezoidal grille on it’s nose. This new grille style first appeared on the new Honda Stream, and then a variation of it appeared on the new 3rd generation Honda CR-V. Concept drawings of the upcoming Honda Jazz/Honda Fit also show this new grille, and with the Honda Accord Coupe Concept, it makes it’s first appearance on a sedan.
I’m not sure about you, but to me the new Honda Accord Coupe Concept reeks of Audi design language in it’s styling, which isn’t a bad thing at all as I think Audis look really really good. The concept does not have an overly busy design that concepts usually have, indicating that the production version of the 8th generation Honda Accord Coupe might look very much like this, with toned down light cluster designs perhaps.
For this concept, Honda employed a 3.0 litre V6 with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology which shuts off 3 cylinders during low load operations. It also has an ACE body structure – Advanced Compatibility Engineering(TM), a front-end structure that helps absorb and disperse crash energy over a large area in frontal impact.
Enjoy more photos and a video after the jump.
Video: Honda Accord Coupe Concept