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NAIAS hits and misses: Ford Fusion 2013, Honda Accord Coupe, 2013

After several media-only days, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), often called the Detroit Auto Show, is now open to public for the next week or so. Ford and Honda — two of the expected most popular manufacturers — are getting a lot of attention, but for opposite reasons.

The 2013 Ford Fusion is getting heavily praised and has been selected by Yahoo Autos as one of the top five hits of the NAIAS. The 2012 Honda Accord Coupe has been selected by Justin Hyde of Yahoo Autos as one of the top give misses.

Here's what Yahoo wrote about the Ford Fusion:

"Like anything popular, midsize sedans can get boring fast. The new Fusion, which Ford will sell in other countries as the Mondeo, looks anything but. Ford managed to give the Fusion better fuel economy for similar power; the interior also takes a leap ahead. No new concept drew as much attention."

Honda Coupe, 2013

Here's what Yahoo wrote about the Honda Accord Coupe:

"Like the Lincoln MKZ, the Accord coupe is a “concept” that’s only slightly different than a production version. And like the Lincoln, it suffers from a blandness that’s only magnified under the auto show lights. If it looks like a model from two years ago here, it’s not going to do well under the bright lights of a showroom floor, let alone an auto show."

Here's the list of Yahoo Autos top-five hits:

Ford Fusion, Acura NSX, Cadillac ATS, Lexus LF-LC, Porsche 911 Cabriolet

Here's the list of Yahoo Autos' top-five misses:

Smart-For-Us Pickup, Volkswagen e-Bugster, Chevrolet 130-R, Lincoln MKZ, Honda Accord Coupe

To read the complete article, visit:  Detroit Auto Show Hits & Misses




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