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.