Honda Accord Facelift unveiled at Geneva image

Honda unveiled at Geneva a minor facelift for the Euro-spec Accord.

This new facelift will “affect” both sedan and Tourer variants and the new stuff includes minor changes for the interior and exterior, a new engine added to the range and a set of new features which now come as standard or as an option and the Type S is now available to European customers as well.

Inside, the Japanese automaker included a new silver finish for the door handles and handbrake. ES and EX models also get ambient blue lighting in the footwells too.

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Tweaking the Accord’s 2.2 litre i-DTEC lump has yielded a 9g/km improvement in CO2 emissions with a manual and 11g/km with an auto. You also save 10g/km if you opt for the Estate. The engine now produces 150 PS (110 kW / 148 hp).

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Active Cornering Lights
One of the most visible changes to the top of the range Accords is the addition of Active Cornering Lights, which provide enhanced illumination when the vehicle is turning. Additional lights units have been subtly integrated into the existing lights units, casting all of their light to the side of the vehicle to help the driver in low visibility conditions.

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High-Beam Support System
Another new lighting technology for Honda is the High Beam Support system, which is fitted on vehicles with the bi-xenon headlights. This system is controlled by a CMOS camera fitted to the windscreen in the area of the driver rear view mirror. The camera detects oncoming headlights or the taillights of a vehicle in front and automatically dips the headlights onto their normal setting if they are on high-beam.

Sales of the new Accord will start in July.