Geneva 2011 – Honda Accord Facelift – rpmGo.com

Honda Accord Facelift

At the 81st edition of the Geneva Motor Show, the Japanese automaker Honda has brought the facelift version of the European-spec Accord model.  The car comes with a redesigned grille, updated bumpers along with revised headlights with clear indicators. As far as the back is concerned, it features a new set of taillights and a chrome trim above the license plate.

Honda Accord Facelift

Inside the cabin nothing much has really changed, except for the new seat upholstery, thicker rear windows and additional sound deadening material. The sportier Type-S version has red ambient lightning and faux metallic trim.

Honda Accord Facelift

Regarding the engines, no significant updates as the power units have been carried over from the previous model, with minor modifications for improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. One of these engines is the 2.2-liter i-DTEC diesel that cranks out 148 hp (150 PS / 110 kW) and has CO2 emissions of 138 g/km.

Honda Accord Facelift

Other worth-mentioning updates would have to be the retuned suspension and active cornering headlights with high beam support. The latter system uses a CMOS camera sensor for detecting oncoming traffic and can automatically activate the low beam if the high beam was selected previously.

Honda Accord Facelift

The facelift version of the Honda Accord will hit the dealerships in Europe this April.

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