Honda Automobiles: Honda Introduces a Highest Tech Accord Yet in High Tech’s U.S. Hub—Silicon Valley

Posted on 24. Jul, 2015 by in Honda Canada

  • Upgraded 2016 Accord facilities one of a initial applications of both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ in a volume-produced vehicle
  • More energetic styling, including initial 19-inch wheels on Accord
  • Honda Sensing™ reserve and driver-assistive tech accessible on all trims
  • New 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface

Honda introduced a rested 2016 Accord installed with modernized record in Silicon Valley today, a initial time a association has launched a new automobile in a U.S. tech hub. Coming to marketplace in August, a 2016 Accord will be a initial Honda indication and among a initial high-volume cars in a marketplace to underline both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. These and other vital upgrades to record and facilities make it a many high-tech Accord ever.

The 2016 Accord Sedan and Coupe accept energetic new styling, a new Display Audio touchscreen interface, and Honda Sensing™, a many extensive apartment of reserve and driver-assistive technologies in a midsize automobile class. The 2016 Accord also adds HD Radio®, exhilarated back seats, front and back parking sensors, and a series of other new facilities and record to be suggested in entrance weeks. Details on a Accord Hybrid will be announced during a after date.

“Where else to deliver a many technologically modernized midsize sedan, a 2016 Accord, than in Silicon Valley,” pronounced John Mendel, executive clamp boss of a Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Customers wish their vehicles to be some-more cleverly integrated with their smartphone-powered lives, and we are committed to delivering that knowledge starting with Accord, sell automobile buyers’ many renouned automobile a past dual years.”

Exterior and Interior design
The 2016 Accord gets a vital facelift with sportier, some-more worldly styling, front and rear. In front is a some-more neatly creased and intricately structured fender fascia with outward edges that tuck into intake-like meshed areas that residence new LED haze lights (Sport trim and above). A new aluminum hood facilities crook impression lines that accommodate adult with a brighter, some-more fluent front grille. In a rear, a Accord gets restyled LED taillights and a likewise assertive back fender fascia redesign.

While all models underline restyled wheels, a Accord Sedan (Sport and Touring trim) and Coupe (Touring, new for Coupe) get new, incomparable 19-inch wheels and tires. The Touring sedan also gets a new back rug spoiler. All models, Coupe and Sedan, underline a stretched use of LED lighting – LED taillights for all models, LED headlights for a new Touring Coupe, and LED daytime regulating lights (DRLs) for Sport and above trims.

Honda Sensing™
All 2016 Accords also can now be versed with Honda Sensing™, among a many extensive apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies in a class. Honda Sensing includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and is accessible as a standalone choice on all trims with a difference of Touring, where Honda Sensing is enclosed as customary equipment.

Also, all 2016 Accords underline a customary Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror and, for a initial time, new automobile high-beam headlights (Touring trim) that raise night prominence and pushing preference by delinquent to a high-beam environment and automatically switching to low beams when an approaching automobile is detected.

Display Audio with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
The Accord audio and digital knowledge also is significantly upgraded with a focus of a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto, on EX and above trims, as good as accessible HondaLink™ Assist (e911) and HD Radio. The discerning and easy-to-use capacitive touchscreen lets users swipe, daub and pinch—just like on a inscription or smartphone—to control a vehicle’s audio system, arrangement settings and other modernized features.

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto are designed to support seamless intelligent phone formation and offer a crowd of new functions and features.

Apple CarPlay® takes a things we wish to do with your iPhone while pushing and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and accept messages, and listen to song right from a touchscreen or by voice around Siri. Supported apps embody Phone, Messages, Maps, Music and concordant third celebration apps. Apple CarPlay® is concordant with iOS 7.1 or after and iPhone 5 or later.

Android Auto was designed to give drivers a simple, discerning approach by hold and voice to minimize a intensity for daze so a motorist can stay focused on a road. Compatible with Android 5.0 and higher, Android Auto facilities Google Maps, Google Now, messaging, song and countless renouned apps.

To take full advantage of these new systems and features, a 2016 Accord’s new 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen is interconnected with an top 7.7-inch high-resolution arrangement shade and steering wheel-mounted controls. The top shade can arrangement audio settings, turn-by-turn directions, time and outing information, LaneWatch™ and Rearview Camera displays, incoming calls, SMS content messages when stopped, and parking sensor alerts.

Upgraded Features
The Accord value tender is serve bolstered by new customary and accessible features: Accord EX and above trims (Sedan and Coupe) with involuntary delivery get remote engine start, 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen and HD Radio. SiriusXM satellite radio and Homelink remote, formerly on EX-L and Touring, are now customary on EX and above trims. Sport and above trims in a sedan lineup also get a new 60/40 separate and folding back seat, formerly a one-piece folding design. The Accord Sedan in Touring trim gets exhilarated back seats, front and back parking sensors and new rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Advanced Powertrains
The Accord will continue to be offering with dual modernized Honda engines: a direct-injected (DI) 2.4-liter inline i-VTEC™ 4-cylinder and a 3.5-liter VTEC™ V-6 that is a many absolute engine offering in a Honda sedan to date. Available transmissions embody a sporty and fuel-efficient invariably non-static delivery (CVT) for a 4-cylinder engines, singular 6-speed manuals for a 4-cylinder and V-6 engines, and a 6-speed involuntary for V-6 models.

About Honda
Honda offers a finish lineup of Honda cars, trucks and use by a network of some-more than 1,000 Honda dealerships within a United States. Eight Honda automobile plants in North America have a ability to furnish 1.92 million automobiles any year regulating domestic and globally sourced parts. In 2014, some-more than 97 percent of a Honda and Acura automobiles sole in a U.S. were constructed in North America.

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