In a market which is opened for grabs, Honda is revealing its 2016 Honda Spirior model. In fact the Japanese car maker had only one executive send model that they have released before with their Acura TLX model. It was high time that they go beyond it and manage it with yet another model which is going to break the mold of the old one. The Spirior is the way to do it and they bring us an entire new car here.

With the release of this car they are going to base it on the previous Honda Accord model but they are going to incorporate a few changes which are going to be seen in the model. We do mean a redesign brought to the exterior of the car and a few tweaks here and there for the inside, but a whole new engine design that is going to power the car and bring it better performance features and specs.

2016 Honda Spirior rear view

What they intended with the introduction of eth 2016 Honda Spirior is to bring us a model which is going to be much more streamlined. We can see that from the exterior looks of it and how the model behaves on the road. The ride solace has been enhanced and the unbending body looks great and brings to the better performance of the car with the newest design. On the inside, the technical innovations are great and make the model much fitter. You can see all the changes brought in this review which shows just how much the car has changed.

Exterior redesign

The latest 2016 Honda Spirior is going to use the same platform that the TLX model uses for its exterior design. It is basically going to incorporate most of its features from the latest Accord model and will combine some parts seen on the Honda Civic. In fact, Honda is making this new model like a makeshift vehicle from all of their current ones that have proven to be successful. The TLX in fact still seams as an upmarket model, so we cannot say that even with a complete redesign that we see here that the Honda Spirior is going to affect the sales of the Acura TLX.

2016 Honda Spirior front view

But the 2016 Honda Spirior is going to be a model which is instantly going to be recognizable in the streets. The back belt of the car is borrowed from the Civic models and it shows but goes well with this new concept design. There are going to be some drive headlights, new taillights and turn sights and the car is also going to ride on some 19-inch wheels as well. Combine that with a steeply dropping hood design that is reminiscent of the latest Accord and you get the new 2016 Honda Spirior featured look. A final touch is the addition of a few new color choices so you can pick between Kona Coffee, Lunar Silver, and San Morino Red.

Interior looks and features

The interior of the 2016 Honda Spirior is going the feature a mixture of the TLX and the Accord on the inside, while leaning a bit more towards the looks of the later one. The mentioned cars will still have better quality than the Spirior but it is not going to look too shabby on the inside. Wiht eh leather and wood trims added there is an optional aluminum addition made as well. With the standard version unfortunately you do not get any satellite navigation but you can get it additionally with the options list, but the infotainment section does hold a quality sound system either way.

2016 Honda Spirior interior

Some notable features placed on the inside of the 2016 Honda Spirior include split collapsing seats, game pedals,  a cleaner dash, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, new interior trim colors and  better quality seats. The Sport trim vision will add the use of fake carbon-fiber trim board, some hine dark inside touches and abric/calfskin mix seats. As the offered trims include the  EX, EX-L, and Touring trims you will have the opportunity to make your choices for each one of them and chose your own mixture.

Engine specs and features

There are several options for the 2016 Honda Spirior engines. There are two of them for you to chose from with a third one not yet confirmed but possibly coming very soon. The base version is going to be the 2.4 liter aspirated inline 4 model which makes a total output of 190 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. This model is seen for the base version and is available or the lower trims, but the higher trim levels come with a stranded or optionally available, depending on the trim choice, new 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 which can offer up to 280 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The possible third engine option which is rumored is going to be perhaps available only as an option for the higher trim levels of the 2016 Honda Spirior. We are talking about a 3.5 liter V6 with 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque, which might make its official debut on the Spirior model some time after the release date. Another new addition is the incorporation of the 9 speed automatic gearbox for the four wheel drive system, but the old 8 speed automatic is still going to be available.

2016 Honda Spirior engine

Release date and price

The 2016 Honda Spirior is a car which has already been released in Chine. In fact, this is a model which has exclusively been released only for the Chinese market in recent years, but with the 2016 version they are ready to jump the pond and make it to the US market. There are some indications that it is also going to be given in Europe, but no date has been set yet. So the release date for the 2016 Honda Spirior is set to be by the end of this year and the price for it states a number of 27.000 USD, making it less expensive  than the Acura TLX and the Honda Accord counterparts.

 

 

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