2016 Honda Accord Sedan Touring

Honda America has just released a huge set of pictures of the updated Accord – in both sedan and coupe forms. The 2016 Honda Accord facelift brings quite a few significant enhancements to the table, in terms of style, performance, efficiency and technology.

As revealed last month, the facelifted Accord now sports a more striking face, with sharper creases and contours, more prominent grille and LED lighting both front and back. Full LED headlights with high-beam assist are again reserved for top-line models, as are larger wheels of up to 19-inches.

Inside, the upgrades include more upmarket chrome-line finishers across the cabin, new wood trim pieces (or carbon-fibre, depending on variants) and an updated meter design. The new 7.0-inch touchscreen head-unit (paired with an upper 7.7-inch display) supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The enhancements go more than skin deep too, despite the North American models carrying the same exact engine line-up as before: a 185 hp 2.4 litre Earth Dreams four-cylinder (CVT or six-speed manual) and a 278 hp 3.5 litre V6 (six-speed auto). Honda claims to have improved the Accord’s chassis a fair bit, this time round.

To get “improved dynamic performance,” the 2016 model features new high performance dampers, a retuned electric power steering system (with a more linear and precise response) and a lighter aluminium bonnet in place of a steel one. Higher-end models in the US also gain larger front brakes, Amplitude Reactive Dampers and hydraulic subframe bushings.

On the technology front, the full suite of Honda Sensing advanced safety systems are now available. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) can all be specified.

Whether or not all these enhancements will filter through to Malaysian models, we’ll have to wait and see. But, do you like what you see so far?

2016 Honda Accord facelift

2016 Honda Accord Coupe facelift