Honda has revealed the first images of the much anticipated 2013 Accord sedan and coupe variants. Features like collision warning technology, rear camera for parking and lane changing technology will be seen in the new 2013 Honda Accord. The new Accord is also considerably lighter than its predecessors and these accounts for increased handling and dynamics. 2013 Honda Accord will be available in two variants. These include an petrol variant and a gasoline-electric hybrid variant. For the petrol variant, Honda Accord 2013 offers 2.4L DI generating 181 hp with 177 lb-ft torque and a 3.5L V6 i-VTEC with option for a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual gearbox. For the Hybrid powertrain, 2013 Accord offers a 2.0L four cylinder petrol engine with E-CVT and a 6 kWh electric motor generating 161 hp. The hybrid variant can run on three modes, all electric, direct drive and hybrid. In all electric mode, the 2013 model will have a range of 16-24 kms (10-15 miles) and a top speed of 62 mph (100 kmph). Lithium-ion battery of 2013 Accord can be recharged fully within four hours using 120V outlet and within 1.5 hours by 240V outlet. Honda has not given any indication if it will be launching this car in India. The Accord has been struggling, and in June only 52 units were sold. The Skoda Superb in comparison sold 250 units. The wait for a new Accord may be longer for us considering the fact that Honda is working hard to tune its 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine for the Indian market, and is unlikely to launch the car without it. The dearth of a diesel engine in its line-up has been hurting Honda’s sales across categories, and even forced the car maker to discontinue the Civic.