Introduced by the Philippine division of the brand.

After the U.S.-spec Honda Accord received a facelift last summer, the Japanese company is bringing the refreshed model to the Asian market. In a rather surprising move, the manufacturer decided to introduce the vehicle through its division in the Philippines.

If the car looks familiar to you, that’s because it’s getting the same full-LED treatment at the front end, also seen in the higher-end variants of the Accord Coupe. It includes LED headlights, LED daytime running lights (DRLs), active cornering lights, and LED projector fog lights. The rear also receives updates with new bumper and 3D LED lamp design.

No changes have occurred under the hood and the Accord will continue to be offered with a 3.5-liter V6 engine rated at 281 horsepower (207 kilowatts), and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit with 175 hp (129 kW). The V6 is offered with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, while four-cylinder models come with a five-speed auto.

An important upgrade is the addition of cruise control and a remote engine start system that remotely starts the vehicle's engine and turns on the climate system. In terms of safety, six airbags are now standard in both variants of the Accord, as well as an array of safety and assistance features, including anti-locking brake system with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), vehicle stability assist, hill start assist, multi-view reverse camera, front and rear parking sensors, and emergency stop signals.

The refreshed Accord is already available to order in the Philippines, while sales in other Asian markets will start in the coming weeks.

Source: Honda

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