Well, well. It appears our Northern neighbours in the Land of Smiles will be the first to experience the 2016 Honda Accord. The facelifted sedan is set to make its debut in showrooms there on February 25, 2016. To mark its arrival, Honda Thailand has dropped this video on its official YouTube page, teasing the car and some of its new exterior highlights for the masses to see.

The most endearing feature will no doubt be the full LED headlights with daytime-running lights, accompanied by updates to the front fascia. This includes a more prominent front grille, new fog lamps and tail lights. The wheels also appear to be similar in design to the current 2.4L Accord.

Unfortunately, the video doesn’t provide us a glimpse of the interior, but expect it to feature more upmarket materials, trim pieces, new infotainment system and instrumentation as well. Under the metal, work has been done to enhance the car’s driving performance with new dampers, retuned electric power steering system and the utilisation of aluminium for the car’s bonnet.


As for engine choices, the North American model carries a 2.4 litre Earth Dreams four-cylinder (185 hp) and a 3.5 litre V6 (278 hp), with the former being paired for a CVT or six-speed manual, while the latter gets a six-speed auto. For now, we’re not certain which engine the Thai-spec Accord will get.

The US-spec 2016 Honda Accord also gains a full suite of safety systems (Honda Sensing) featuring, among other things, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW). Whether these technologies will features on the Thai model remains to be seen.

GALLERY: 2016 Honda Accord (US-spec)