Honda’s US unit has announced its first integration of Google for some versions of its 2023 Accord model line reaching dealers in January.

Apps including Assistant, Maps, and Play, are available with “Google built-in”.

Jay Joseph, head of CASE & Energy for American Honda, said: “Our longstanding in vehicle tech collaboration helped enable seamless integration of Google built-in features.”

In addition to embedded apps, the new model line can have a 10.2-inch digital driver instrument display, 12.3 inch centre (the automaker’s largest so far) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, six inch, head up display, Qi compatible wireless smartphone charging and 12 speaker Bose audio.

The 2023 Accords also have expanded and improved Sensing safety and driver assist technology with new front sensor camera and radar. Over the Air software updates will be offered for key vehicle computer modules.