Germany sets, the USA liftet

Torrance ( USA ), August 25, 2015

Markets can be so beautiful different: While Honda has sales of Accord in Germany adjusted without replacement in the summer 2015 gets US customers from the end of August of the same year an extensive facelift donated. What would we expect if we were in this country little more often gone just a little to the Honda dealer, as in VW to become Opel or any French manufacturer representations? The US model Maintain the sedan and the coupe it betrayed us.

Tensed outdoor

The designers knew it, the outer skin of the revised Accord with a more sporty (according to manufacturer ) look. For the design team improved sharper front and rear aprons, a new hood and new headlights with daytime running lights optic, new fog lamps and new rear lights. While the latter work now comes with LED technology, are the LED daytime running lights and LED fog lamps until the second equipment line " Sport " on board. In the wheel housings of all models, Alloy wheels leave with new designs to order ( 19 inches) and for the interior, Honda has added new color and material combinations in the program.

More infotainment, more assistance

In addition, the Japanese are upgrading, especially in the infotainment and assistance and equipment: combined under the umbrella term " Honda Sensing " security systems now include a multi-collision brake, a collision and lane departure warning system, a lane departure warning and a Abstandstempomat. These niceties come as a 360-degree camera or an automatic high beam. In the center console there are two displays. The bottom is a seven-inch touchscreen, a 7.7-inch above HD screen which can be operated via the buttons on the multifunction steering wheel. Also new are the smartphone connections via Apple or Android CarPlay car.

Engines, transmissions and prices

The sedan and the coupe will be equipped with a 2.4 - liter four-cylinder petrol engine ( 188 hp ) or 3.5-liter V6 petrol ( 282 hp ). The four-cylinder units can be equipped with a stepless CVT transmission or a manual six-speed transmission. The V6 is on either with a manual or an automatic six-speed gearbox. Typically American, the engine can also already start from the outside via the remote control key ( works only with automatic or CVT transmission ). Diesel engines ?? as until recently offered in Germany ?? are not intended principally for the US market. The Accord prices on the other side of the pond start at 22,105 dollars ?? without tax the equivalent of around 19,230 euros . (ml)