Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Honda Thailand | posted February 22, 2016 11:47
2016 Honda Accord gets Solid Wing Face update, new infotainment features
Honda's D-segment competitor gets a minor upgrade for 2016 after the company recently debuted the updated Accord in Thailand. Sporting subtle exterior revisions along with improved cabin features, Honda plans to take a sizable chunk of the midsize market with the 2016 Accord.
Starting with the front fascia, it gets Honda's new 'Solid Wing Face' grill design along with a tweaked bumper. The LED headlights and daytime running lights (DRLs) were also given attention as they got a slight redesign. Completing the front updates are LED turning indicators.
The side profile pretty much remains the same, apart from the new alloy wheels. Like the front, the 2016 Accord's rear also gets subtle updates. The LED combination taillights have been redone, as well as the chrome garnish on the trunk.
Cabin layout of the 2016 Accord relatively carries over from the pre-facelift model, though it gets new features and interior trim. For the TH-spec Accord, it has a new trim combination that blends wood, piano black and silver accents. A new touchscreen infotainment system that supports AppleCarPlay, wi-fi hot spot and MirrorLink for smartphones has been added, along with a 7.7-inch multi-information display.
Nifty additions that complete the entire package for the TH-spec Accord is the remote engine start up and climate control.
Under the hood, the 2.4-liter SOHC inline-four has been retained and still produces 175 PS and 225 Nm. The Thai market does not get the V6, though they do have a base variant that is propelled by a 2.0-liter SOHC inline-four that delivers 156 PS and 190 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to a 5-speed automatic gearbox that drive the front wheels.
Colors available for the TH-spec 2016 Accord include: Pearl White, Silver, Gray and Black.