We recently reported that the upcoming 2016 Honda Accord was spied testing on the Indian soil for the first time. The model earlier made its Indian debut at the 2016 Auto held in the month of February. Now, as we wait for the model to be launched in the Indian market, another piece of news from the Japanese automobile manufacturer surfaces on the web.
Patent images that surfaced on the internet reveal the facelift for the Honda Freed. The MPV, which is popular in markets such as Indonesia and Japan, is due to be launched with a facelift soon. The model, based on the same platform as the City and the Jazz, now features design cues from Honda’s most recent design philosophy such as the Solid Wing Face front fascia that includes a heftier grille accompanied by sleeker headlamp with LED DRLs on either side.
Moving on to the posterior, the model receives wrap around tail lamps that are now positioned towards the D-pillar, a trapezoid shaped registration plate recess, a re-profiled bumper with vertical reflectors and an integrated spoiler. Dimension wise, the Freed facelift measures 4250 mm in length (longer by 35 mm), 1695 mm in width (unchanged) and 1710 mm in height (higher by 5 mm).
Powertrain duties will be revealed during the international debut of the model. The Freed facelift is expected to be powered by the conventional 1.5 litre i-Vtec engine while the Hybrid variant is likely to be propelled by the same petrol engine coupled with an electric motor. This engine is said to send power to the wheels with the help of a seven speed dual clutch transmission.
Following is the image gallery for the patent images of the Honda Freed facelift: