Honda Accord Facelift Thailand-12

The 2016 Honda Accord facelift has been launched in Thailand. There are minor aesthetic changes at both ends, and new features for the refreshed D-segment sedan that fights the Toyota Camry and Nissan Teana.

The biggest change is in front, where the Accord facelift comes with a grille in Honda’s new style, which is with a thick chrome bar. The ends of the grille protrude into the headlamps, which are LEDs in high-spec variants. The LED headlamps are paired with new LED daytime running lights and LED foglamps.

The mildly redesigned rear end (chrome bar also “goes into” the lamps) sports three LED tubes in the tail lamps.

The Accord’s cabin with the double-screen centre stack is unchanged, but there are some trim changes that combine wood and piano black/silver. The latter is a new addition.

New features available in Thailand include Engine Remote Start, which allows one to start the engine and air con via the key fob, 7.7-inch MID, 7-inch touchscreen audio with Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink for smartphones and WiFi hotspot.

The Accord is mechanically unchanged, and is available with 2.0 litre (SOHC, 155 hp/190 Nm) and 2.4 litre (Earth Dreams DOHC, 174 hp/225 Nm) engines. Both E85-compatible units are mated to a five-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

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Prices start from 1.385 million baht (RM162,690) for the base 2.0 E, rising to 1.445 million baht (RM169,738) for the 2.0 EL. The 2.4 EL goes for 1.635 million baht (RM192,097). Four colours are available – pearl white, silver, grey, black – with the two lighter exterior colours getting a black-themed cabin. Grey and black cars come with the beige interior.

Honda sells the Accord Hybrid in Thailand, and the facelifted version of that variant will be introduced soon together with the Honda Sensing suite of safety tech.

GALLERY: 2016 Honda Accord (US-spec)