2013 Honda Accord Set to Make Big Splash

Bloomberg News - September 5, 2012

Hon­da Motor Co. is hop­ing the revamped 2013 Hon­da Accord sedan will speed its sales recov­ery and recap­ture the company’s rep­u­ta­tion for bench­mark vehi­cles.

“…we’ve hit this one out of the park,” says Exec VP John Mendel.

The 2013 Hon­da Accord is avail­able in six mod­el grades, includ­ing a new Sport ver­sion to appeal to younger dri­vers. Both a plug-in and con­ven­tion­al hybrid ver­sion of the car will arrive next year, the Tokyo-based com­pa­ny said.

Stan­dard equip­ment on all 2013 Accords includes hands-free Blue­tooth phone and audio, USB/iPod inte­gra­tion, a rearview back­up cam­era and an Eco Assist sys­tem to coach dri­vers to improve fuel econ­o­my.

EX grade and high­er Accords get Honda’s new LaneWatch blind-spot warn­ing sys­tem. A rear-fac­ing cam­era on the right out­side mir­ror sends images to a dash­board screen when dri­vers change lanes or turn right, mak­ing it eas­i­er to see if anoth­er vehi­cle is in the blind spot. Oth­er safe­ty fea­tures avail­able include lane-depar­ture and col­li­sion-warn­ing sys­tems.

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