Another day, another rumor, this time surrounding the Japanese automaker Honda who is reportedly planning to debut a coupe flavor of the Accord as soon as 2010. According to several media reports, the car is expected to join the range between the TSX and TL, with the future model likely to feature a body longer, wider and lowered by several inches. Furthermore, according to the guys over at the Temple of VTEC, the coupe will have a longer wheelbase compared with the small sedan, contributing to a more aggressive and sportier stance on the road.
Details are obviously in the very early stage but the aforementioned source hints that the car is likely to rely on the same engine and transmission assembly as the ZDX.
However, a different report coming the from the German publication Auto Motor und Sport claims the car will feature a front-wheel drive system and will be powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine generating somewhere around 200 horsepower. If powered by the same ZDX powerplant, the car will include a 3.7-liter V6 unit mated to a six-speed automated transmission.
Unfortunately, all we have at this time are only these unclear details plus the adjacent photos published by vtec.net. Although things are yet to be clarified by an official statement, it might seem that Honda plans to show the model for the first time to the world in early 2010, with the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit in January likely to witness the public unveiling.
Anyway, we're still waiting for some official statements as we get closer to the public launch so keep an eye on the news to find out more.