The new Accord model form Honda brand has been long awaited, since the last redesign came out in 2013. This update will be its ninth generation and come in four variants: coupe, sedan, plug-in hybrid and regular hybrid. The hybrid and plug-in-hybrid models weren’t spotted yet so it’s not known what updates they will receive for 2016, but some information about sedan and coupe leaked. 2016 Honda Accord will receive more attractive look, refreshed interior and exterior, appealing new equipment and technology. It will be more efficient, with better aerodynamic characteristics.
Exterior and Interior of 2016 Honda Accord
Honda Accord 2016 will feature new, reshaped and edgier bumpers, aggressive-looking front grill, changed front and rear end as well as new exterior color options. 2-door coupe and 4-door sedan versions won’t differ much when it comes to styling and equipment. However, sedan will have a 2.0 inches shorter wheelbase, while coupe will be 2.2 inches shorter. Interior wise, Honda will continue to pay attention to details. The vehicle won’t lack spaciousness, comfort and storage space. Large screen display and enhanced dash panel are expected, as well as various connections and remarkable audio system.
2016 Accord Changes
Some changes between two mentioned models include different grilles. While sedan has a wide band spanning the width of the grille, coupe will get a slimmer, sleeker one, with narrower air intake that spreads across the entire width of the bumper. This contributes to a more stylish look since it creates a greater impression of width. Apart from new grilles, vehicle features are improved with new bumpers, redesigned headlamps and taillamps. The technology equipment list will more or less remain the same – LX trim with a rearview camera, 16-inch alloy wheels, an eight-inch touchscreen, cruise control, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, EX-L with navigation system, dual-zone climate control and a telescoping steering wheel. Safety features will include lane departure warning, child-proof rear door locks, anti-skid and traction-control, anti-lock brakes, forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems and blind-spot monitoring.
Honda Accord 2016 Specs
When it comes to powertrain segment of 2016 Honda Accord, it’ important to emphasis that there are still no official information. It’s expected that the basic model engine continues to have 2.4-liter with 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. Optional engine is a 3.5-liter V6 with 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed automatic transmission in sedans and a choice of manual or automatic in Coupes. All 2016 Accords will retain a front-wheel-drive configuration. There will be changes regarding plug-in Hybrid version. Reports suggest that power of a four-cylinder gas engine and electric motor with 198 hp will be increased by using turbocharged engine. It’s unlikely that prices would be much higher than the current models, although we don’t have precise information. It’s speculated that they will range between $23,000 and $34,000 for sedan and $24,000 and $31,000 for coupe.
Release date of 2016 Honda Accord
The new 2016 Honda Accord is expected to appear in the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016. Plug-in hybrid version of this popular Japanese model will be designed for North American purchasers and appear in the US car market in 2016.
Taking into consideration Honda vehicles’ attractive look, technology features, fuel economy and technology features, the fact that Accord sedan is one of the best selling vehicles on American market in not a surprise. And now with these new improvements, powerful turbocharged gas engine in Plug-In Hybrid and additional safety features, sales date are only expected to go up.
More information: http://automobiles.honda.com/accord-sedan/