/2012 Honda Accord Set For Geneva Debut

2012 Honda Accord Set For Geneva Debut

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Not sure what Honda is up to, but recently they seem to become very lazy updating their cars! They just announced a revised version of the Accord sedan and tourer to be unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, but just like the 2012 Acura TL, the 2012 Accord is not getting a real makeover, just a slight tweak.

And that’s the thing. If you are introducing a new version of a car make it look a tiny bit different than the old one. The small changes ot the exterior of the 2012 Accord include a cleaner, crisper appearance with the previously amber indicators now in a clear finish. On top grade cars the lights are now bi-xenon and feature Active Cornering Lights to improve night time visibility. The rear lights having a light red finish for the reversing light and indicators to match that of the fog light. There’s also a light chrome garnish above the rear licence plate on most models and a dark chrome finish on Type S grade cars.

It also gets a new front grille, cooling duct and fog light recesses, and three new colors, and that’s about it for the body!

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Inside the cabin not all models, but a few of them get new seat materials and door linings, changing the ambience of the cabin. Type S models have exclusive half leather, seats in a dark grey finish and a black head lining to further distinguish the top grade. The metal-look finish interior trim that covers the hand brake, gear lever surround, steering wheel garnish, door inlays, with a red background and sweeps up across the centre of the dash is now in a darker hue, to complement the new interior fabrics.

The footwells of the majority of models are now illuminated blue if the headlights are on and red on Type S models. Honda has also improve the soundproofing by using higher density foam in the under bonnet and dashboard areas.

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2012 Honda Accord’s engines are also refined to some extent, to to improve fuel economy and emissions. The 2.2 litre 150 PS i-DTEC diesel engine now offers 9 g/km drop in CO2 emissions for the sedan with the 6-speed manual transmission and an 11 g/km reduction for the automatic variant.

Other notable improvements of the new Accord is re-tuned chassis for European roads, the addition of Active Cornering Lights, and the High Beam Support system, which is fitted on vehicles with the bi-xenon headlights. This system is controlled by a CMOS camera fitted to the windscreen in the area of the driver rear view mirror.

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