With two overseas Accord Euro siblings released in the space of a week, the chances of the ageing Accord Euro being replaced in the Australian market with a new model are looking strong.
The Spirior Concept is powered by a 2.4 litre four-cylinder petrol engine matched with an eight-speed DCT automatic transmission, with the same combination available in both the production Spirior and the Acura TLX. A 2.0 litre engine will be standard in the Spirior.
Both the Spirior and the TLX are due to arrive in showrooms later this year. Watch this space thereafter to see if a new Honda Accord Euro follows.
A five-door lift-back known as the ‘Concept B’ has also been unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show.
Honda has already confirmed the Concept B will inspire a production version, with the new model to be released in 2016 and built exclusively for the Chinese market.
Power for the Concept B is believed to come from an unidentified hybrid system, with both hybrid and conventional petrol power plants expected to be available for the road-going version.
Stay tuned to TMR for more news from the Beijing Auto Show.