Honda has given the Accord a minor mid-life facelift in the US. Both the sedan and coupe body have been facelifted, and the sedan now sports a similar back end to our very own Malaysian market Accord as it has gained the two reflector strips on the boot lid that were missing from the USDM model.
On the front for both the sedan and coupe model, there’s new grilles and bumpers, and there are also new alloy wheel designs. The Accord Coupe also gets a revised brakelight appearance. There are some new features on the inside including a USB audio interface, new seat fabric for cloth seat models, an updated instrumentation panel design, and a new reverse camera for satnav-equipped cars.
There are pretty much no changes in the engine bay. Interestingly the 2.4 litre engine for the Accord comes in two tunes for different models. The LX, LX-P and SE sedan models get a similar engine tune to our Malaysian market car which produces 177 horsepower (180 PS) while the EX and EX-L Sedans as well as the LX-S, EX and EX-L Coupes get a slightly more powerful 190 horsepower model.
I’d expect the Malaysian market Accord facelift to be pretty much identical to the US model facelift but to get a clearer picture we’d have to wait until Honda launches an update for the Honda Inspire in the Japanese market as that car is almost identical to our car for the pre-facelift models.
Look after the jump for a full photo gallery for the USDM Accord facelift.
GALLERY: Honda Accord Sedan
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GALLERY: Honda Accord Coupe
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