[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
First impressions and some background info on the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype
More.......................
2019 Acura RDX Prototype Debuts with Evocative Styling, Higher Performance, New Tech and Luxury Appo
More.......................
Live from Detroit! 2019 Acura RDX Reveal
More.......................
Honda releases more information on the 2019 Insight
More.......................
American Honda Sets 3rd Straight Annual Sales Record with Best-Ever December
More.......................
HONDATA Dyno Test: 2018 Accord Sport 2.0T 6MT
More.......................
All-new Acura RDX Prototype Teased Ahead of Detroit World Debut
More.......................
Honda Takes New Approach with Insight Prototype Debuting at 2018 NAIAS
More.......................
Civic --> Re: Civic Si, $199 lease offer
Join Discussion......
ILX --> Re: 2019 ILX - FMC?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: What do you want from a modern Type-S?
Join Discussion......
IMA/Hybrids --> Re: waiting for '18 Accord Hybrid
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Just bought a new 2017 Si Sedan!
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Horn upgrades for 2017 Civic Si and Type R?
Join Discussion......
RDX --> Re: 3rd Generation Acura RDX Reviews
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Veloster N coming to the States
Join Discussion......
Strictly Technical --> Re: Acura V6 Turbo Engine
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Honda's downfall in Europe continues :(
Join Discussion......
Sales Experiences --> Re: Joke of an experience in PHX
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: Snow White
Join Discussion......
Strictly Technical --> Accord 2.0T Brake Calipers
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Finally Spotted another CTR on the road today
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Finally Drove a New Civic
Join Discussion......
A (blurry) look at the rear of the 2013 Accord Plugin Hybrid
 Date: June 07, 2012 09:01
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: KGP Photography/Nicholas Bailey
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


Here's our first look at the rear of the new 2013 Accord along with KGP's commentary.

One of our friends has caught a 2013 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid night-testing on the streets of Los Angeles. The unclad prototype reveals a front fascia clearly inspired by Honda's Concept C show car from the recent Beijing Auto Show. The aggressive nose on this night-tested prototype looks very different from the first Accord sedan prototype that we caught testing last week. That first prototype, although significantly more camouflaged, had a more sedate grille treatment, with horizontal slats like those seen on the upcoming facelift for the Honda Crosstour. These latest flash-blasted shots suggests that a dual-styling strategy is likely in the works.

This latest prototype has clear signs that it is, in fact, the plug-in hybrid version of the 2013 Accord, with its fuel-filler door on the rear fender and another round door to access a plug-in port on the front fender. The more "in your face" face revealed on this Accord plug-in prototype suggests that Honda is taking a cue from Hyundai's strategy with the Sonata. The standard Sonata's front fascia is sedate compared to the more adventurous gaping maw that defines the Sonata Hybrid's frontal styling.

The Accord plug-in prototype reveals many as-yet-unseen details about the redesigned model's rear fascia. Beyond our first look at the Accord's tail-lights and its little duckbill spoiler poking out from the rear deck lid, we may also be seeing some redesigned elements exclusive to the Accord Hybrid, or at least the plug-in variant. Just as with the Sonata Hybrid, this Accord gets more angular, squared-off outer edges to the rear bumper. The styling detail likely improves aerodynamics. Whether this rear bumper design is exclusive to the Accord Plug-in Hybrid remains to be seen.

The Accord's body side is also fully exposed on these night shots, revealing new surface development, and sleeker door handles. The overall effect is a bit less cluttered than the rather dowdy current model.



Last edited by JeffX on June 07, 2012 09:05

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  More photos...
Slim83 6
  My quick Photoshop "Only Backlights"
hondafreak1981 15
  global accord cues
silverTL6 5
  I see cues from the past...
Spearsoft 10
  The Rear end looks like a....
Ignition_Key 13
  RIMS.........
HONDA AFVM 12
  New Hybrid motor? Regular Hybrid and Plug-in?
mobis21 4
  Accord vs Acura TL
Waldo 6
  There are more shots in this series
JeffX 34
  Ooh wee leds across the board!
revvin 6
  Like the rear end
FiSH-Chan 8
  What does that badge say on the trunklid
NSXman 3
  just shot up to the top of the list
MugenDX 1
TOV Video: 2019 Acura RDX Walk-around with LPL Steve Hansen
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: 2018 North American International Auto Show
Read Article....................
2018 Acura RLX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV First Drive: 2018 Honda Accord
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Specifications and Features (FINAL)
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2017 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy