The revised Honda Accord sedan and Tourer models will make their debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The changes for the Honda Accord 2012 includes: Revised exterior styling, Detail changes to interior finishes, Improvements to emissions and economy on all engines, 138 g/km 2.2 i-DTEC introduced, Ride and handling improvements for all models, Auto High-Beam Support System and Active Cornering Lights debut on Accord, 180 PS Type S model now available across Europe with bespoke interior and exterior styling.
The rear of the Honda Accord sedan model has been subtly enhanced with the rear lights having a light red finish for the reversing light and indicators to match that of the fog light, giving a balance to the rear styling. The exclusive styling of the sedan is rounded off with a light chrome garnish above the rear licence plate on most models and a dark chrome finish on Type S grade cars.
The exterior styling changes on the new Honda Accord have been complemented by a number of subtle changes to the interior with most grades having new seat materials and door linings, changing the ambience of the cabin. Type S models have exclusive half leather, seats in a dark grey finish and a black head lining to further distinguish the top grade.
The refined 2.2 litre 150 PS i-DTEC diesel engine has had internal frictional losses reduced to improve fuel economy and emissions. The result of these changes is an 9 g/km drop in CO2 emissions for the Honda Accord sedan with the 6-speed manual transmission and an 11 g/km reduction for the automatic variant. Honda Accords equipped with Automatic transmission have also benefitted from minimised frictional losses in the gearbox and optimised ratios to improve economy and emissions.
One of the most visible changes to the top of the range Honda Accords is the addition of Active Cornering Lights, which provide enhanced illumination when the vehicle is turning.
The new Honda Accord goes on sale across Europe from April this year.