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Hot on the heels of the recently spotted 2016 Honda Accord Coupe facelift (or is it the other way round?), one might have noticed spyshots of its sedan counterpart circling cyberspace. As those shots were an exclusive feature, Theophilus Chin has once again provided us with a masterclass in automotive renders as the images you see here are based on said spyshots.

Up front, the 2016 Honda Accord facelift adopts a very Acura-esque front fascia, replete with full LED headlamps. A solid chrome bar spans the length between said headlights, which housing the ‘H’ badge while below the upper assembly, a more aggressive air intake designed is slated to feature.

Moving on to the rear, things appear more familiar with a redesigned taillamp design coupled to additional chrome accents and twin exhaust outlets – which could hint at what lurks under the bonnet. Which brings us to potential engine options for the refreshed Accord – a 3.5 litre V6 from the 2016 Honda Pilot is expected to feature. Aside from that, the 2.4 litre Earth Dreams four-banger is expected to soldier on.

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Of more interest is the possibility of Honda slotting in its new 1.5 litre turbocharged VTEC four-cylinder engine into the Accord – said mill will debut in the US on the tenth-generation Civic. Should the aforementioned engines make it onto the Accord, transmission options will likely include a nine-speed automatic gearbox for the V6, a CVT for the four-cylinder and a six-speed manual for the new 1.5 litre mill.

In the US, expect the Accord facelift to go on sale in a myriad of trims including a Sport and Touring variant. In addition, the public can look forward to additional updates on the Accord Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid, due to be announced not long after the Accord’s reported debut date at the end of the third quarter of 2015.

GALLERY: 2016 Honda Accord Coupe spyshots