The all-new Honda Accord went official in November, unveiling important updates. The Japanese automaker said this is the first ever Honda to come with built-in Google apps.
The 2023 Accord will be offered in six different variants, including the turbocharged LX and EX; and hybrid-powered Sport, EX-L, Sport-L and Touring.
The top-of-the-line Touring comes standard with the Google Play store to allow customers to download apps other than the included Google Maps and Assistant.
Google Maps is available by default to help the driver navigate effortlessly, while Google Assistant enables easy access to various vehicle functions.
The latter lets you text or call a person in your contact, in addition to controlling the infotainment system, adjusting the temperature, and navigating to a destination – all is done according to your voice commands.
As for the Play Store, it gives you the ability to install third-party apps for various purposes like you do on a smartphone.
Honda has realized the importance of connectivity, hence why it releases new features to take driving experience to the next level.
With the inclusion of Google apps, now customers can use car functions in a more productive and enjoyable way.
According to the Japanese automaker, the seamless integration of Google’s functionalities in the all-new Honda Accord was possible thanks to its long-lasting tech partnership with the internet giant.
Besides the infotainment system with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display and Google app compatibility, the 2023 Accord also sports a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster.
The driver can integrate their smartphone with the car through Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Other features that come with the Accord include a 6-inch head-up display, a wireless charging pad, and a Bose 12-speaker audio system.
There’s also the Honda Sensing suite to assist driving and improve safety. Regardless of its trim level, the 2023 Accord can be updated over the air.
The model’s powerplant is available in two options. With the LX or EX, you will get a 1.5-liter turbo-four engine churning out 192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque.
But if you choose the Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, or Touring, you will receive a 2.0-liter hybrid powertrain delivering 204 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque.
The all-new Honda Accord is scheduled reach dealers in January 2023.