The forthcoming Honda Accord's design has been leaked thanks to a patent application.

According to patent drawings made public on the internet,

the next-generation Honda Accord will feature a sedan with a more streamlined and modern design than the current model.

Frontal changes include shorter headlights and foglights and a wider,

two-bar grille; side views appear to show a slightly wider wheelbase and revised rear haunches.

Sharp taillights and a large tailgate with a spoiler built in are new features.

There are no interior photos available at this time, but it is expected to get a modern infotainment system with numerous convenience and driving aid features.

When taken as a whole, Honda's redesign of the next Accord is remarkable, and it bodes well for the car's potential market success.