Honda has showcased the 2016 Honda Accord at the Silicon Valley in the United States. The car comes with a new design, technological and safety upgrades.
Taking about the exterior trim, it gets a new front fascia with a redesigned grille and LED fog lamps. The rear fascia has been given a more aggressive look with a new bumper and revised LED taillights. Honda will also offer 19-inch alloy wheels on both the sedan and coupe models.
Meanwhile, the new Accord gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility systems. It features a new seven-inch infotainment screen, which is paired with an upper 7.7-inch high-resolution display screen and steering wheel-mounted controls.
In addition to that, customers get heated rear seats, active cruise control and various safety features like Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), front and rear parking sensors and high-beam headlights (Touring trim).
“Where else to introduce the most technologically advanced midsize sedan, the 2016 Accord, than in Silicon Valley,” John Mendel, Executive Vice President of the Automobile Division, Honda America, said at the unveiling of the car.
He further added: “Customers want their vehicles to be more intelligently integrated with their smartphone-powered lives, and we are committed to delivering that experience starting with Accord, retail car buyers’ most popular vehicle the past two years.”
Honda will continue to provide the same engine options on the new Accord, which means customers will be able to choose between a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V6 engine. The V6 comes with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the inline-four engine can be matched to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a new fuel-efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT). A hybrid version will also be part of the lineup, details of which will be revealed later.
The updated version of ninth-generation Accord will arrive in the markets in August and Honda will disclose more details about the car closer to the launch.
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