As is common with most facelifts, the car gets new front and rear bumpers. It also comes with new lighting design to complement the forward front look with solid wing face design. The rear tail lights have been revised, and now feature LED combi lights bars. New alloy wheels are added to freshen it up further.
New body colours are also available for the upcoming Accord, with it being the first to wear the colour Obsidian Blue Pearl. Other new colours that will be introduced are White Orchid Pearl and Lunar Silver Metallic as well as Modern Steel Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl.
Being a facelift, the Accord engines are unchanged. It is offered in a choice of 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre engine displacement locally. The 3.5-litre i-VTEC V6 engine sold in other markets offers cylinder deactivation, where one bank of cylinders could be shut down during cruising to save petrol.
Prices will be announced at launch. The current Accord is priced at RM141,100, RM152,300 and RM178,200 for the 2.0 VTi, 2.0 VTi-L and 2.4 VTI-L respectively.
Honda actually introduced the facelift model for Asia in the Philippines three months ago. Note that the Proton Perdana that was launched in June is based on the eighth-generation Accord.
The new Accord will go on a road tour across the peninsula from Aug 12-Sept 4, starting in Kuala Selangor and ending in Malacca. Details on locations can be found at the Honda Malaysia site.
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