Honda unveiled the 2016 Accord this Thursday at its R&D facility in Mountain View. The notable difference of the car launch was that it was launched in Bay Area unlike most of the cars that are generally launched in major auto shows. This was done to highlight the underlying importance and role that the Silicon Valley was playing.
The new Accord from Honda would be the first car from company to offer Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay system.
The new Accord uses LEDs all around (headlights, fog-lights and taillights). The car is not only tech laden, it receives major treatment that makes it look sporty. There’s a sculpted and muscular looking engine hood that finishes just above the headlamps and front grille and provides a neat looking face. The bumpers at the front and rear are sharp and all styling cues make the car look extremely futuristic. The interiors are futuristic and include the modern gizmos - 7” touchscreen display, ventilated seats, rain sensing wipers etc.
The car competes globally with other majors in the same class - Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata. The car continue to derive power from the old 2.4 litre i-VTEC petrol engine and 3.5 litre V-6 VTEC diesel engine. The petrol version will get a CVT and 6 speed manual gearbox while the V6 diesel will have an option of 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic.
Some other remarkable safety features that will find place in the car include - collision mitigation braking system with collision warning system, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control system, lane departure warning, lane watch etc.