Though colourless, the images give us a clear look at the overall proportions of the upcoming car including its swooping fastback roofline at the rear, as seen on the current 10th-generation Accord.
Closing in on the details, the front fascia is flanked by slim headlight enclosures much like the Honda Civic. The grille on the other hand is trapezoidal now, aping the recently unveiled Honda CR-V, albeit smaller in size.
Further down, a wide trim element spans the width of the front bumper housing the central air intake duct and bumper garnishing.
Round the back is where we see the biggest changes, bearing no resemblance to the current Accord’s rear design, the images show a swoopy rear taillights that stretch across the rear bootlid, in much the same Audi designed the A7.
At the bottom, a chiseled rear apron finishes of the design.
With its elegant design lnaguage, it's clear that Honda are gunning gunning for the European and North American markets with the upcoming Accord, especially since the Accord and CR-V will after long, leave its home market of Japan.
And now for the age-old question, when will we see it here. Well, we only got the current Accord in 2020, offered in two variants, both using the same the 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo paired to a CVT-type automatic transmission driving the front wheels.
So given the typical lifespan of the Accord, we wouldn’t expect it here until sometime in 2025. Plus these are just patent drawings for now, so it still very early times.
Arvind can't remember a time when he didn't wheel around a HotWheels car. This love evolved into an interest in Tamiya and RC cars and finally the real deal 1:1 scale stuff. Passion finally lead to formal training in Mechanical Engineering. Instead of the bigger picture, he obsesses with the final drive ratio and spring rates of cars and spends the weekends wondering why a Perodua Myvi is so fast.