The Philippine unit of the Japanese automaker has managed to jump ahead of more established Asian markets and premiere the refreshed Honda Accord which now sports a pair of full LED headlamps.
The US-specification Honda Accord came with the design and technology improvements a while back – last summer to be more precise – and now the Japanese company has decided the Asian region should also get the goodies. But in a surprising move, it’s not Japan or China to get the modified Accord first, but the Philippines. The model comes with the now familiar full-LED treatment of the front end – buyers will be getting LED headlights, LED daytime running lights (DRLs), active cornering lights, and LED projector fog lights. The back is also refreshed with a new design for the bumper and 3D LED lamp design.
No changes were made on the powertrains and thus the Accord will use a 3.5-liter V6 engine good for 281 horsepower (207 kilowatts), and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit developing 175 hp (129 kW). The top engine is mated to a six speed automatic gearbox, complete with paddle shifters, while the entry-level will sport a five speed automatic. Among the amenities added with the update we can mention cruise control or the remote engine start with climate control. Safety is addressed via the six airbags and plethora of safety and assistance features, including anti-locking brake system with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), vehicle stability assist, hill start assist, multi-view reverse camera, front and rear parking sensors, and emergency stop signals.