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

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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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0 thoughts on “NAIAS hits and misses: Ford Fusion 2013, Honda Accord Coupe, 2013”

  1. Me thinks ye Yahoo readers speak with forked tongue, How can the Fusion be a hit and the MKZ be a miss when they are essentially the same? I think he image of the ‘Lincoln’ brand is what drove their polling comments. Lincoln is in the long overdue process of changing that image and the MKZ will start the ball rolling in the right direction.

  2. @ Larry S. The fusion’s styling surpasses the MKZ by light years. Lincoln needs to give up on that grill if it ever wants to be competitive with Lexus, Infiniti, and Buick.

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