Honda India will launch a minor facelifted Accord in next month. The 2011 Honda Accord’s exterior now features a new style for the front grille, front bumper and rear deck lid, along with a new wheel design. The climate control buttons are now positioned on the right side of the instrument cluster, closer to the driver and less frequently used buttons are shifted to the left side (a slight revamp of the center console). There will be no change in the engine specifications on the car and the same 2.4L and 3.5L petrol motors will continue to do duty on this Honda.
Erik Berkman, vice president of Corporate Planning and Logistics for American Honda Motor Co. said,”For 2011, the Honda Accord evolves again with sharpened styling inside and out, fuel economy gains and a broader application of popular features. The Honda Accord is designed to deliver a consistently rewarding ownership experience in the areas that matter most to sedan and coupe drivers.”
The EPA fuel economy of the vehicles has been drastically increased by 2 MPG in the city and 3 MPG ion the highway owing to the changes made to vehicle aerodynamics, engine friction and transmission gear ratios.
The new redesigned alloys give a better appearance and its radius will now fall between 16” – 17” inches. The car looks bolder now and makes its presence more renowned in the crowd and the credit solely goes to the upscale design with new 3 step front grille, front bumper and rear deck lid and features minor changes on the interior as well.