Honda Accord Coupe Models and Accord Coupe History
The Honda Accord Coupe was the first car designed by the auto company's American-based Research and Development operations. Succeeding the three-door hatchback as the sporty version of the Accord, the Honda Accord Coupe first appeared in 1988 as a DX and LXi model. Redesigned in 1990, the Accord Coupe featured a longer wheelbase and greater engine power. Performance of the Honda Accord Coupe would be greatly enhanced in 1995 when a V-6 engine was introduced as an optional engine choice. Since 1998, Honda has undertaken a conscious attempt to provide distinguishing styling traits between the Accord Coupe and Sedan. The new 1998 Accord Coupe rested on a shorter wheelbase than the sedan and incorporated Acura NSX-style taillights. A redesigned 2003 Honda Accord Coupe included a new 2.4-liter i-VTEC base engine and added the availability of a six-speed manual transmission. In 2008, the eighth generation Honda Accord resulted in a strikingly sporty coupe. Promoting greater fuel efficiency as well as strong power, the 2013 Accord Coupe adopted Honda's Earth Dreams engine technology. With a 278-horsepower V-6 engine, the 2016 Honda Accord Coupe can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in mid five-second range.