SEMA News—August 2012
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Aston Martin DB9 Successor
When It Hits: While it’s not known if the DB9 name will jump to DB10, Aston Martin’s new DB9 successor is expected to arrive in 2013.
What Priddy Says: The DB9 will stay traditional to Aston Martin but with elements of the Rapide added to the mix, as evidenced by the new headlights and the bumper-mounted number plate, for example.
When It Hits: Look for a freshened version of the Mercedes E-Class to officially debut within the next 12 months.
What Priddy Says: Modifications and updates expected for the exterior include a slightly modified grille and hood, a new front bumper, new taillights and an updated rear bumper.
Buick Drop Top
When It Hits:If the sporty Cabrio crosses over to the Buick brand, it will likely arrive in the United States in time for the ’14 model year.
What Priddy Says: Rumors are circulating that some tweaks may be in store for the Opel Cabrio as it prepares to cross over to the Buick brand—which would make it Buick’s first convertible since the Reatta.
Honda Accord Coupe
When It Hits:The ninth-generation Accord will be revealed for dealers in late summer and is expected to reach dealerships in mid-fall.
What Priddy Says: The Honda Accord Coupe—seen here in its pre-production form—looks fairly close to the concept that was revealed at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.