2011 Honda Accord facelift coupe and sedan announced in U.S.

1564888038639024896 300x199 2011 Honda Accord facelift coupe and sedan announced in U.S.

Honda will be sending a facelifted version of the high-volume Honda Accord to the U.S. for the 2011 model year.  The revisions will be seen on both the coupe and sedan.

Engine choices are relatively unchanged, though engineers with the Japanese automaker worked to reduce friction in engine parts.  Along with revisions to both the car’s gear ratios and aerodynamics, the car has an improved fuel economy rating.  This translates to a ten-percent reduction in fuel use with the two four-cylinder engines, and a five-percent reduction for the range-leading 3.5-liter 271-horsepower (202 kW / 275 PS) V6 engine.

Changes to the car’s exterior include a new front bumper meant to make the vehicle look more aggressive.  This will surely be debated by Honda fans, who may very well be disappointed with the look.  The Accord also gets new taillights, as well as new wheels for V6 buyers.

Inside, new features like a rear-view camera, USB input, memory seats, new cloth fabric choices, and paddle shifters can be found.  Aside from the facelift, the automaker is also selling a new Special Edition trim for the sedan.  The SE includes heated leather seats, leather-covered steering wheel, and lumbar support for the driver.

The 2011 Honda Accord facelift will hit the U.S. market in mid-August.  You can read more about the car in the press release below.  Pricing has not yet been announced.

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