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.