Shoji Matsui, Chief Engineer and large product manager for the Honda Accord, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the 2013 Honda Accord.

Matsui has been a body designer and engineer. How does Matsui see Honda’s interaction between design and engineer?

Honda has won so many awards over the years, but there are more vehicles nipping at the Accords heels. How is Honda looking at the competition?

Honda does so much of their own work, they build so much themselves. Will they be able to continue to do so and be competitive?