Motor Co. Ltd. will stage the global debut of its Accord Tourer Concept at next month’s Frankfurt auto show.
The auto maker says the vehicle “will give a strong indication of the design direction of the all-new Accord Tourer,” which is going on sale across Europe in mid-2008.
recently debuted an all-new Accord in North America, but the model it sells in Europe historically has been smaller in size. Honda sells the current European Accord in North America as the mid-luxury Acura TSX.
As with the new ’08 North American Accord, Honda promises a sportier look for its European entrant. The Accord Tourer Concept has a wider, lower stance than the current Euro-spec Accord.
To complement the more athletic appearance, Honda promises a variety of low-emissions engines, as well as “innovative new chassis technology” for the Accord Tourer.
Also at Honda’s Frankfurt stand will be an area dedicated to environmental technologies, featuring hybrid-electric vehicles, such as the Small Hybrid Sports Concept shown at last March’s Geneva auto show, and Honda’s next-generation clean diesel.