Honda Accord

Honda Accord

  The Accord was the segment leader since its launch in 2001. Sales have taken a hit because of lack of a diesel engine and Honda only offers a 2.4-litre iVETC and a 3.5-litre V6 iVETC. Its biggest competitors are the Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata. In 2011 Honda gave the Accord a facelift.

One of the really cool things about being in Germany is that when you hail a cab, you’re flagging down something that’s more than a taxi; more often than not, what you’re getting is a Mercedes.

Honda Accord Tourer set to become new taxis in Germany

But now, there’s a new car that’s going to start making rounds in the land of the autobahn and while it’s not as luxurious as a Merc, it sure has something that Mercedes can’t boast of: it’s completely brand-new.

We’re talking the all-new European Honda Accord Tourer , which will be making its debut in Germany as a taxi. Powered by a a 2.2-liter i-DTEC four-cylinder diesel that churns out an output of 150 horsepower and 350Nm of peak torque, the new Accord Tourer – or Accord Tourer Elegance, as it will come to be known – will be making the rounds along the streets of Germany with an unmistakable taxi roof sign attached to it.

Honda Accord Tourer set to become new taxis in Germany

While the car is scheduled to have all the features of a standard Accord Tourer – electric tailgate, cruise control, leather steering wheel, heated front seats, MP3-capable CD player, dual-zone automatic climate control and 16-inch alloy wheels, to name a lot - it does have some functions that are unique to its kind. Among them include a taximeter case, wireless telephones and special brackets for the taxi sign.

So when you happen to find yourself in Germany anytime soon and you flag down a taxi that has a Honda logo emblazoned on the front, count your blessings. That ride is as new as it can get.

Source: Carscoop

The Japanese automaker Honda has just reveled the first details on their all new crossover variant based on the popular Accord sedan, the Accord Crosstour , as it will be known will be placed at the top of the Honda Accord family and is slated to go on sale this Fall after today’s online debut.

Honda Accord Crosstour

The new Accord Crosstour’s design is inspired by the Accord’s familiar body lines and adds a bolder front grille that is complemented by a bolder and more muscular front bumper giving the Crosstour an aggressive stance while the wedge shaped C pillars add a bit of a fastback appeal to the sporty CUV. The flowing roofline narrows smoothly into the rear of the vehicle to create an attractive set of hips, which also makes for a rather large cargo area that can fit a bit more than the traditional sedan.

With the Honda Accord Crosstour, the world’s largest engine manufacturer is getting into the game of plus sized luxury sedans that offer the practicality of a wagon while at the same time giving the owner the appearance of driving an SUV. It should only be a matter of time before we see an Acura badged variant to compete with other high end crossovers.

UPDATE 07/15/2010: Check out our review of the Honda Accord Crosstour by clicking here .

Press release after the jump.

Honda has been presented at SEMA Show with a 2010 Accord sedan equipped with Mugen accessories. The list of accessories will be available at Honda dealers starting November 11th.

Honda Accord Sedan by MUGEN

The Mugen accessories for the Accord will include: 18-inch alloy wheels, front sports grille, front under-spoiler, side spoiler, rear under-spoiler, sports floor mats, machined aluminum oil filler cap and a distinctive front emblem. All of the painted parts will come color-matched to one of five popular Accord sedan colors: Polished Metal Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, White Diamond Pearl and Taffeta White. MUGEN, under license by M-TEC Co., Ltd., of Japan, has been closely associated with Honda for decades in the design and manufacture of racing and premium performance components.

Press release after the jump.

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Honda Accord Crosstour

The world’s largest engine builder, Honda has seen the demand for mid size crossovers in the automotive market, and in an attempt to sell more of their highly efficient engines the Japanese automaker plans on surrounding them with some more of these utilitarian sports car shells. Their latest example of this is the Honda Accord Crosstour , based on the sedan, the CUV features a BMW 5 Series GT fastback style bulge in the C-pillar adds a bit more practicality to the already superb sedan especially with a Fall 2009 scheduled debut .

Honda Accord Crosstour

According to the automaker, “Like the award-winning Honda Fit, the Accord Crosstour uses a versatile design to create an interior that functions with the practicality of a larger vehicle." One of the things that will help the forward thinking group of Japanese automotive engineers achieve this is a trick removable storage tray that is integrated in the Crosstour’s trunk. The rear storage area features a built in under floor Hidden Removable Utility Box with a reversible lid measures 8 inches deep and features carpeted edges to prevent marking other items while transporting and durable plastic handles to ensure that the Utility Box can stand up to the heaviest of loads. The rear compartment also features a set of convenient handles that are easily within reach of the tailgate opening that will drop the back seats with only a tug, adding immensely to the crossover’s cargo capacity.

Honda Accord Crosstour

The interior of the Accord Crosstour is intended to enhance the open feeling of the passenger compartment while creating a spacious and accommodating environment for both people and cargo. The exterior styling of the Crosstour takes the CUV design to the next level by integrating a sleek and aerodynamic shape with the practicality that we have come to expect from the Honda Accord. However with the way that the luxury market is going it doesn’t look like we will see the Crosstour in the U.S. at least until it is wearing an Acura badge.

Press release and images after the jump.

According to the latest rumors from across the Pacific, Honda is preparing a four-door coupe. The new model will most likely be based on the highest level of the European Accord, known in the U.S. as the Acura TSX .

The new coupe will be offered standard with a front-wheel-drive layout the familiar 2.4 Liter 4-cylinder engine making around 200 HP. There will also be a Type-S version, powered by a turbocharged 2.3 Liter engine making 260 HP. These engines will most likely be mated to DSG double clutch transmission and the Japanese automaker’s Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) will be offered as an option.

The couple-like TSX will be launched in 2010 and will land somewhere in between the TL and TSX in the Japanese luxury car maker’s line-up.

Source: Vtec

The 2009 Honda features increased dimensions for a more spacious interior, the sedan styling theme expresses a powerful presence with sharp and strong character lines. The coupe is further individualized with an aggressive stance and unique proportions that create a muscular, sporty demeanor.

Honda Accord

The Accord is available in sedan and coupe body styles with 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and 3.5-liter V-6 engine choices. Available transmissions include a 5-speed manual (standard with all 4-cylinder engines), a 5-speed automatic (standard on V-6 sedan models, available on all 4-cylinder engines and V-6-powered Accord Coupes), and a 6-speed manual transmission (available exclusively on the Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe).

Honda Accord

Prices for the 2009 Accord start from $20,360 for the well-equipped Accord LX Sedan to $30,510 for the sporty and luxurious Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe equipped with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation2 System.

Full details int he press release after the jump.

As reported last month, Honda was ready to slap a an ultra-hot "S" badge on a diesel European Accord (Acura TSX in the U.S.) Now we got to see this extra-hot oil burner in person at the Geneva Motor show.

Honda Accord (European Version) Type S

The 2.2-liter i-DTEC diesel engine makes 177 hp. This represents a 29 hp increase over the standard European Accord, but it’s still 24 hp shy of the standard gas-powered TSX (193 hp less than the TSX V6 ). In fact the TSX is rumored to get the diesel engine from Accord Type S in the future, but the Acura version may make more power.

Regardless of the low power, the look is quite striking. The Type S gets subtile additions like new lower bumper sections, front chin spoiler, sill extensions, smoke chrome finished grille. It will be available in either White Pearl or Basque Red exterior color. Sales across Europe will begin this summer.

Press release after the jump.

Honda Has been making hot versions on its standard cars and slapping a "Type-S’ badge on them for years (civics ,TL s, etc.). But now Honda has decided that the latest European Accord (known as the Acura TSX in the U.S.) to get the "S" treatment will be a diesel.

We’ll get out first view at the speedy oil burner in Geneva. The 2.2-liter engine should make 177 hp, which is 29 more than the standard Accord diesel, but 24 hp less than a North American Acura TSX. Other features include 18-inch alloy wheels, clear indicator covers, a Type S badging, and exclusive new paint colors known as "Premium White Pearl" and "Basque Red".

Press release after the jump.

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Mugen is Honda’s preferred tuning arm. Its been known to give some real performance chops to the normal lineup, including its treatment to the JDM Odyssey .

Now Mugen has a new custom kit for a car that may fit on something available in the Staes. The Japanese market Honda Accord is the same as the Acura TSX , so hopefully this Accord’s Mugen treatment can translate over to the U.S. premium brand. The kit consists of a revised front sports grill, front aero bumper, side spoilers, rear wing (not for the wagon), and rear under spoiler. Performance upgrades include new sport exhaust system, break pad, break rotor, and suspension.

Source: 4wheelsnews

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