Honda has revealed the 2016 Accord facelift which will be making its debut in US next month. The premium sedan looks very sporty and much more attractive than the current model.
Honda has revealed the 2016 Accord sedan to the world and it comes across as a very good update to put it in a few words. Carrying the similar silhouette as the outgoing model, the facelift can immediately be recognized as the Accord. However, the Accord facelift has definitely become much fresher and sportier. The headlight design seems to be taken directly from luxury brand Acura, featuring a complete LED setup. The front grille looks very stylish thanks to the massive chrome slat and two thinner chrome lines running across. The front bumper has been redesigned as well and is mainly responsible for the car’s sporty characteristics, while housing a horizontal LED fog light cluster.
The rear end has also been given a new pair of LED taillights, a new bumper that has a chrome strip running over the rear reflectors and wider chrome exhaust pipes. The new Accord will be offered with a new set of 19-inch alloy wheels that look very cool and the Touring (top-end) model gets an integrated spoiler at the back. Coming to the interiors, the cabin gets an all-new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In addition to this, there is also a larger 7.7-inch high resolution screen over the infotainment system that provides basic information like audio settings, directions, incoming call details and also doubles up as the rear parking camera.
The 2016 Accord gets rain-sensing windshield wipers, 60/40 split and folding rear seat, satellite radio, front and rear parking sensors and much more. On the safety front, Honda has given the sedan a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS).
Power will come from the existing 2.4-litre, four-cylinder i-VTEC petrol and a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, both being mated to either a 6-speed CVT (automatic) or manual transmission. The vehicle will be launching in the US next month with a hybrid version due for next year. The same model will be making it to Indian shores next year and will look to topple rivals from other manufacturers in quick succession. However, this will not be easy because the Skoda Superb, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata and the Volkswagen Passat are all very capable premium sedans.