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2016 Honda Accord Rendered in Cabrio Guise, We Have Mixed Feelings About it

From what we've seen over the years, some cars look better in sedan or estate guise but their carmaker only offers them as coupés, for example, while some cabrio rides would look a lot better in saloon config, but they never get to receive such a variant.
Honda Accord Cabrio 1 photo
In any case, our point is that although photo manipulation and Photoshop skills, in general, allow you to do basically whatever you like with a car's design, this doesn't mean the final product is necessarily a good one.

Again, this might have nothing to do with how good the designer is. Let's take X-Tomi Design, for example, and their latest creation, dubbed as the Honda Accord Cabrio.

It is based on the recently facelifted Honda Accord Coupé, but from where we're standing, we can see the rendering shows a longer car and a slightly lower stance, besides the more-than-obvious missing roof.

By the way, we see a soft top canvas roof as the best compromise for a Honda Accord convertible, although it's hard to imagine the Japanese are actually thinking about building one.

Just in case they change their minds and decide to make it, we'd be glad to see it fitted with 2.4-liter four-cylinder mill with 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft (245 Nm) of torque available on the Accord Coupé, or even better, with the V6 good for 278 horsepower and 252 lb-ft (341 Nm) of torque.

We prefer the latter because it has the ability to brush off the extra weight, since convertibles are known for being heavier than their corresponding coupés.

Coming back to the rendering here, we like how the artist kept the Acura-style LED headlights, but the car's sharp-shaped front end won't be our first choice for a convertible, as the undersigned prefers curvier shapes on his cabriolets. So, is this rendering a yay or a nay?

 
 
 
 
 

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