Honda Car Forum


Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Honda Acura > Honda News

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05 Sep 2012, 03:00 pm
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 110,242
Default Russian-market Honda Accord to share sheetmetal with U.S. model

Filed under: Sedan, Europe, Honda, Russia, Design/Style

We noticed something interesting about the design sketches of the Russian-spec 2013 Accord Honda showed off at the Moscow International Motor Show recently. Aside from the license plate getting swapped from a California tag to a German one, the renderings were identical to the early drawings of the U.S.-spec model Honda showed off during its press presentation for the 2013 Accord.

This is of note because Russian Honda dealers have typically supplied their buyers with Euro-spec Accord models (think Acura TSX). Honda has now confirmed our suspicions that the Russian Accord will be replaced with a version based on the U.S.-spec model. It's also worth noting that Acura is reportedly heading to Russia in 2014.

"We haven't announced plans for Europe," said Chris Martin with Honda public relations, "but the Ruissian model will share sheetmetal and basic design with the U.S. model."

Martin made it clear that there will, of course, be some market differences, but that by and large, the two models will be the same. Honda hasn't said which engine options will show up on the Russian order sheet as of yet.

And what of Europe? Given the German plate on these sketches and the fact that Russia is officially getting the same model as the North American market, we would wager there's a good chance that Honda will grace the EU with the same machine. Stay tuned.Russian-market Honda Accord to share sheetmetal with U.S. model originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Source: Autoblog
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bellwether California market sees share growth for Detroit automakers skylight Honda News 0 26 Jun 2012 09:00 pm
Wagons West: Domestics picked up market share in California last year skylight Honda News 0 03 Feb 2012 03:40 pm
Please share any honda email address. I have a complaint to share.? siow-khiang t Honda Technical 1 07 Oct 2007 07:00 am
no after market cruise control for the base model Fit? mazeofliquidsmoke Honda 2 3 22 Apr 2006 08:55 pm
GM tops reliability and regains market share Honda 2 33 07 Aug 2005 10:14 pm

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:40 pm.

Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc. is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.