Given the fact that the previous-gen Honda Accord is one of the most popular premium cars in India, you'll find this information very interesting.
The Honda Accord has not been in India for a very long time considering it's presence down under for a span of 30 long years. It hasn't merely been 30 long years, but 30 successful years as well.
To celebrate 30 years of the Honda Accord in Australia, Honda has released a limited edition 2.4 litre four cylinder i-VTEC engine which produces 133kW and 222Nm with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Yes, you guessed it- this one is on sale in India.
What manufacturers generally tend to do to rejoice is by releasing a limited edition with a bigger engine that makes more noise and goes to 60mph quicker, but Honda's done the opposite. They've offered customers a car with a a bucket load of features and a smaller engine which coughs up fewer emissions. Environmentalists won't have to comment, at least.
Fog lights, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, floor mats, illuminated door sill garnishes and 40th Anniversary badging are all included in this special edition. The Honda Accord is a clear winner, no matter which part of the world it's sold in.
Fast Fact- The Accord has sold over 16 million units since 1976 in 160 countries and remains one of Honda’s most endearing and successful models for more than 30 years.
The limited edition four cylinder Accord showcases Honda’s commitment to producing passenger cars that feature the latest in technology and design quality.
The Accord V6 was recently named Drive's 2008 Car of the Year and Large Car of the Year.
The original Accord was the first Japanese car to feature air conditioning, a digital clock, power steering, cloth seats, a tachometer, intermittent wipers and an AM/FM radio as standard. During its first year in Australia, the Honda Accord won ‘Wheels Car of the Year’, the first Japanese car to win the coveted award.
The Honda Accord has continued to receive accolades including Drive Car of the Year 2008 for the V6. In fact, the Accord remains the most highly decorated car in Honda’s history.
The limited edition Honda Accord is packed with extra features including fog lights, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, floor mats, illuminated door sill garnishes and 40th Anniversary badging.
Honda Australia’s Senior Director, Mr. Lindsay Smalley, is proud of the Accord's success in Australia.
“The Accord was one of the first models Honda introduced to Australia 40 years ago and has been a popular choice ever since. The name ‘Accord’ was chosen to symbolise Honda’s efforts to achieve an accord between people, society and motor vehicles through advanced technology.
“The Accord was ahead of its time when the first model was released and it continues to evolve to this day. Last year we launched the 8th generation Accord, offering buyers the choice of either a 2.4 litre four cylinder engine or a powerful 3.5 litre V6 featuring revolutionary Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology that seamlessly switches between six, four and even three cylinders as required,” Mr. Smalley said.
The Accord has sold over 16 million units since 1976 in 160 countries and remains one of Honda’s most endearing and successful models for more than 30 years.
The 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Accord has a 2.4 litre four cylinder i-VTEC engine which produces 133kW and 222Nm with a 5-speed automatic transmission as standard.
Its impressive performance is matched by equally impressive fuel consumption – just 8.8 litres/100km – and very low emissions.
And even more impressive is the price - A$31,440 plus on road costs. For the month of January, customers will also receive free registration and CTP insurance, a 5 year warranty and free 5 year 24hr Premium Roadside Assist.