The new Honda Accord sedan will be roughly 70mm shorter than before, which Honda says makes it easier to park and creates a “sportier driving character”, while smarter interior packaging means there is actually more passenger space in the cabin and more room for luggage in the boot.
Honda has also redesigned the car’s 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, setting its sights on becoming the class leader in efficiency while also offering more power than before (the current model produces 202kW/339Nm). The engine will come with the option of six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
Launching in the US in the coming months, Honda Australia says the new Accord sedan will arrive in local showrooms in mid-2013. The North America-only Honda Accord Coupe, also revealed overnight, will not be sold here.