(Images: Honda) Here’s your first (sort of) look at the new 2023 Honda Accord.
These new photos reveal a new albeit familiar design language that lies ahead when the 11th-generation Accord makes its full-length debut in November. Honda is moving forward at full speed with its new product launches, from the new Civic to the HR-V and CR-V crossovers. Over time, we’ll get a new Pilot, but the automaker doesn’t forget one of its most iconic, mainstays.
Today’s announcement reveals both the front and back and shows off a sleeker look. We get a much more pronounced mesh grille from the outgoing Accord, while there are also brand new headlamps with fashionably thin daytime running lights. If you weren’t a big fan of Honda’s former shield-front-end design, you might appreciate this change.
While the front looks distinctive in its own right, there are arguably bigger changes to the rear. The new taillights are a major shift from the tenth-generation car, and a light bar (again in vogue) extends almost the entire width of the car. The rest of this Accord’s styling is fairly understated, as far as we can tell, but that’s how Honda’s mid-sized contender really made a name for itself. It is intended to be a car that appeals to a wide audience, and here the company looks as if it has subtly modified and modernized the formula.
Honda only shared one number: the 12.3-inch infotainment screen.
Inside, we get a small glimpse of the cluster, which is very similar to what’s now in the Civic and CR-V. However, this Accord has a much larger infotainment unit than either car. There’s still a physical volume knob, but it sits just below the screen to accommodate that extra real estate. You may also notice that it runs very different software than we’ve seen in the past. For this new generation of Accord, Honda uses a Google-based system. So you get native Google Maps, the Google Assistant, and access to the Play Store for additional app connectivity.
The automaker’s statement didn’t share much else at this point, except that the new 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid has a “more responsive and enjoyable hybrid powertrain.” Encouraging words, but we’ll have to see how that plays out in practice once Honda fully unveils the car.
Fortunately, we don’t have to wait long, because we are only a week away from November. Stay tuned, more coming soon! In the meantime, check out Roman’s latest impressions of the 2023 CR-V below: