Spy-Shots of Cars

A barely disguised prototype of the 2016 Honda Accord Coupe has been spotted running about in the United States. Much like its sedan stablemate, the Accord Coupe is pretty much due for an aesthetic as well as technical update after being on the market for close to three years.

Echoing most of the stylistic changes seen on test mules of its four-door counterpart, the Accord Coupe appears to have opted for a more cautious leap in its design as the overall look seems to be more or less the same story. By masking only the front and rear, Honda has pretty much given away the location of where to brunt of the changes are expected to take place.

Up front, the public can expect a mildly revised front grille coupled to a more aggressive lower bumper layout. Look closer and you just might be able to spot the LED headlights – similar to the ones found on Acura models plying America’s marketplace. Moving on to the rear, changes are less significant with a reworked rear bumper and updated taillight designs to give it a more contemporary look.

Spy-Shots of Cars

Beneath the skin, the 2016 Honda Accord Coupe (as well as the sedan) is expected to arrive powered by a 3.5 litre V6 engine, taken from the 2016 Honda Pilot. Said mill features direct-injection technology, allowing it to displace a total of 280 hp and 355 Nm of torque. Transmission wise, the Pilot’s nine-speed automatic gearbox is expected to be presented.

Of more interest is the possibility of future variants of the Accord Coupe getting the new 1.5 litre turbocharged VTEC engine, due for its US debut in the upcoming tenth-generation Honda Civic and already serving in the JDM-only 2015 Honda Stepwgn.

GALLERY: 2014 Honda Accord in Malaysia