One thing you can usually rely on is the four-year Japanese model replacement cycle, at least for volume-selling lines, writes deputy editor Graeme Roberts. And so, bang on cue, four years since its predecessor was unveiled, Honda has revealed its redesigned Accord which will go on sale across the US on September 9 as a 2003 model with increased dimensions (every Accord generation since the 1976 original has been larger than its predecessor), restyled (stiffer) body and all-new cabin, uprated suspension and driveline plus increased standard equipment (anti-lock brakes and telescopic-adjust steering column are now standard on all US market models).