2013 Honda Accord dashboard leaked onto the interweb features a similar design as the 2012 CR-V Crossover
Later this year, Japanese automaker Honda will begin selling an all new, 2013 version of one of its all-time best selling cars, the Accord sedan. While Honda did release images of the exteriors of the new 2013 Accord, the interiors were something that the automaker hasn’t shown us just as yet. An eagle eyed reader at the Temple-of-VTEC, an online Honda car forum, however seems to have pooped Honda’s party by uploading an image of what looks like the dashboard of the 2013 Honda Accord. The shot, which looks like that from a brochure tells us that the Accord’s dashboard is quite similar to that of the 2012 CR-V Crossover.
That said, the Accord gets plenty more gadgetry to justify its flagship positioning and here are some of the features that the new Accord’s dashboard will feature. The center console of the car gets two screens. While one will be the Honda Link touchscreen that displays the in-car entertainment features, the other screen will double up as a Satellite Navigation GPS system while also displaying the vital information of the car. The revised instrumentation cluster features a prominent speedometer in the center, flanked by a tachometer on one side with the temperature and fuel gauges occupying the other side.
The multi functional steering of the Accord has two major button clusters, which control various functions ranging from audio controls to the cruise control option. A push button start button is standard on the 2013 Accord and so is the ECON button, which is a fuel sipping feature that most new Hondas come with these days. The 2013 Honda Accord will be available with a choice of two naturally aspirated petrol engines for most international markets while the 2.2 Liter i-DTEC turbo diesel engine will be offered in the European market.
The 2.4 liter, four cylinder and the 3.5 Liter V6 petrol engines are expected to be mated to automatic transmission units with paddle shifters behind the steering wheels very likely. The 2013 Accord comes with a comprehensive restyling, to make it look elegantly sporty, and from the looks of it, Honda’s designers seem to have done a fine job with the executive barge. Expect the 2013 Accord to arrive into India sometime in 2013, to take on the likes of the Toyota Camry and the Hyundai Sonata Fluidic. If Honda does manage to make the 2.2 Liter turbo diesel engine “suitable” to run on Indian fuel, then the Accord’s market scope will broaden up dramatically with the Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Passat also feeling the heat.