‘Spy photographer#; Brenda Priddy has caught Honda#;s seventh-generation Accord on camera in the US state of Mississippi during final testing by Japanese engineers.

The Car Connection (TCC), which published a photo of a more angular styled car than the current US/Asia and European models, said the new Accord will debut before the US press this summer and reach dealers in the autumn.

TCC added that the US versions will have a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine (we expect this will be the CRV engine) or an optional V6 while European models also will also get a turbodiesel.

As previously reported by just-auto.com, the European 2003 Accord will no longer be narrower (with completely different styling inside and out) than its Japan-, US- and Thai-built namesakes and will share styling and cabin layout.

UK production ceases with the run-out of the current model; the Swindon plant has substituted US-bound three-door Civics and CR-Vs.