2011 Honda Accord facelift (Euro-spec) review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 28 January 2011 , 07:01:52 byVeronica

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Honda Accord facelift (Euro-spec)

Receiving a host of changes with the styling, emissions, ride and handling, the Honda Accord sedan and Tourer models will make their world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Small, but noticeable changes were added to the head lights and bumpers, while the grille was subtly remodelled, offering a sportier look due to the two central spars finished in the same chrome material.
Rear lights with a light red finish have improved the rear of the sedan model and new exterior design cues were finished off with three new colors represented by Alabaster Silver, Graphite Lustre and Celestial Blue Pearl.
The improvement of the interior consisted of new seat materials and door linings, as well as a metal-look interior trim that covers the hand brake, steering wheel garnish and other components, thus changing the ambience of the cabin.
The sedan comprises 9 g/km drop in CO2 emissions for the six-speed manual transmission and 11 g/km for the automatic variant. Engineers from Japan, Germany and UK have improved both high speed stability for highway driving and ride quality, even on poor roads.
Active Cornering Lights ensure enhanced illumination when the vehicle is turning, while additional lights units help the driver in low visibility conditions.
Furthermore, the High Beam Support system detects oncoming headlights or the taillights of a vehicle in front, allowing the driver to completely focus on the road conditions.