Honda Malaysia (HM) has announced that the Honda Accord facelift is now open for booking at all 88 authorised dealers nationwide. Like the current car, the D-segment sedan will be available with two engines and in three variants – 2.0 VTi, 2.0 VTi-L and 2.4 VTi-L. It will be launched in the third quarter of the year.

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 in Thailand.

The above image was released by HM, and it shows LED headlamps, so they should be coming as well. There are also new design LED daytime running lights, LED fog lamps and triple LED bar tail lamps. The rear end gets a new bumper and and a chrome bar that also “goes into” the lamps, mirroring the front design.

The refreshed Accord will also launch here with new design alloy rims and a new-to-Honda Obsidian Blue Pearl colour. The other new colours for the Accord here are White Orchid Pearl and Lunar Silver Metallic (latter is the hero colour for the new Civic). Other colours are the familiar Modern Steel Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl.

HM says that the new model will go on a road tour from August 12 to September 4. Roadshow locations can be found on HM’s official website.

The Accord facelift made its Thai debut in February and we got up close with the handsome big sedan at the Bangkok Motor Show in March. The Accord celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and you can relive memories via this through the years video.

GALLERY: Honda Accord facelift at the 2016 Bangkok Motor Show