Add another important concept to the list of debuts at next month’s Detroit Auto Show: Honda has announced that it will debut the 2013 Honda Accord Coupe concept at the North American International Auto Show in January.
As for what we know for sure about the concept, we know that it’ll have two doors…and that’s about it. Honda is predictably tight-lipped on the new concept.
What we can predict, however, is that the Coupe Concept is the first in a line of Honda Accord concepts we’ll see in the future, culminating with a new Accord production model. It’s about time: the current generation of Accord has been sold since 2008. That might not seem like a lot of time, but the past few years have seen some stiff competition.
The Accord must compete against the usual suspects in the form of the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and Ford Fusion, but also fend off fights by the Hyundai Sonata/Kia Optima. It must also deal with the emerging Volkswagen Passat, the new Chevrolet Malibu, and the dark horse of the mid-size sales market, the Chrysler 200/Dodge Avenger. Keep in mind the Accord came in fifth place among these competitors last month, and all but the Altima have been recently updated or will be soon.
We’ll begin to see just where the storied Accord nameplate is headed when the Coupe Concept bows in just a few weeks. Stay with Automobile Magazine for all the latest news surrounding the 2012 Detroit auto show.