Besides showcasing 2016 Honda Accord facelift at Silicon Valley, the company also announced opening of its R&D Center in Mountain View from where research on internet connected cars and in-car apps will be conducted. 2016 Honda Accord will be the company’s first vehicle to offer both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto.
Seen on display at Silicon Valley, 2016 Honda Accord sported LED headlights, foglights and taillights. It receives a well sculpted aluminum hood and new front and rear bumpers while it sits on optional 19” wheels. Interiors boast of 7” touchscreen display, rain sensing wipers and heated rear seats. Interior space is at a premium with 60:40 folding rear seats.
Set to compete against Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2016 Honda Accord will see no changes in engine specifications. It will continue to be powered by a 2.4 liter direct injection i-VTEC petrol engine and 3.5 liter V6 engine mated to CVT, 6 speed manual or 6 speed automatic transmissions.
Abounding in safety features, the 2016 Honda Accord will boast Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control. Honda Sensing will be included as standard equipment.
To be offered with Multi Angle Rearview Camera and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, the 2016 Accord will for the first time be seen with new auto high beam headlights offering better nighttime visibility with high beam setting automatically switching into low beam in the event of sensing an oncoming vehicle.