The midlife facelift for the 2016 Honda Accord has arrived in Australia, updating the mid-sizer’s look and technologies. The new three-model range offers a choice of four cylinder VTi and VTi-L, or the top-spec V6 powered V6L.
Accord VTi and VTi-S are powered by a 2.4 litre four-cylinder engine producing 129kW and 225Nmm mated to a five-speed automatic. The Accord V6L arrives with a 3.5 litre V6 producing 206kW and 339Nm and paired to a six-speed automatic.
Both engines carry over the same specification as before, but fuel consumption ratings move about slightly, with the VTi rated at 8.0 l/100km (down 0.1 litre), the VTi-S at 8.2 l/100km (up 0.1 litre) and the V6L rated at 9.3 l/100km (up 0.1 litre).
The VTi features standard 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, fabric seat-trim, Advanced Display Audio with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, and Active Noise Control.
The VTi-L adds 18-inch alloys, LED headlights with active cornering lights, automatic lights and wipers, LED fog lights, a powered sunroof, leather seat trim, power adjustable front seats with seat heating, proximity key with push button start and a powered rear sunshade with manual rear side sunshades.
Step up to the V6L and as well as the more powerful engine there’s also the addition of passenger seat power adjustment, a rear lip-spoiler, twin chrome exhausts, and hydrophilic side mirrors.
All models feature standard Bluetooth connectivity, three-mode reversing camera, LaneWatch blind-spot camera, six airbags, tyre deflation warning, and electronic stability control.
VTi-L and V6L also feature Honda Sensing, including adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, lane keep assist, and road departure mitigation.
The Accord VTi represents a new lower entry price to the Accord range, $1000 less than the VTi-S it replaces, VTi-L rises by $2500, and V6L pricing steps up by $600. The new Accord range is available in Australian Honda dealerships now.
VTi – $32,990
VTi-L – $43,990
V6L – $52,590
(Manufacturer’s list price, excluding on-road costs)