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2008 Honda Model Change Summary
 Date: August 21, 2007 00:00
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Honda PR
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The 2008 Honda family of cars and trucks builds on the excitement of a robust 2007 model year highlighted by the introduction of an all-new CR-V and Honda’s newest addition, the Fit. Significant developments for the 2008 model year include the debut of an all-new Accord later in 2007 and an Odyssey set to undergo a transformation with updated exterior and interior styling along with enhanced feature content.

Several members of Honda’s family will introduce new trims to their lineups for 2008. The S2000 adds a club-racer inspired S2000 CR with features and equipment designed to appeal to weekend racing enthusiasts. The 2008 Pilot introduces two new trims, the Value Package and the Special Edition. Both new offerings build upon popular trims by packaging different, highly-requested features. The 2008 Civic will offer a leather package for the first time in its history and will add a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to its entire lineup.

2008 Honda Accord
An all-new 2008 Honda Accord sedan will debut in Fall 2007, and Honda unveiled the fully redesigned coupe concept in January. For Honda, the Accord represents the flagship of our car line-up and our single best selling model, approaching 10 million total U.S. sales. The 2008 Accord will come to market with:

  • New focus on bold styling
  • New levels of safety, efficiency, power and refinement
  • Rewarding, engaging and exhilarating driving experience
  • 177hp and 190hp 2.4L 4-cylinder engines offered with 5AT and 5MT transmissions
  • 268hp 3.5L 6-cylinder engine, available with 5AT and VCM in sedan, or 5AT/6MT in coupe
  • With 120cu ft. of interior volume, sedan now classified as EPA Full-size vehicle

2008 Honda Civic
The 2008 Civic lineup introduces a leather package for the first time on both sedan and coupe models. All 2008 Civics will be equipped with TPMS.

Civic EX-L
(New) Coupe & Sedan
  • Leather seating surfaces (front & rear seats & center console armrest)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Heated door mirrors
Civic GX
  • MP3/Auxiliary input jack

2008 Honda CR-V
Redesigned for 2007, the 2008 CR-V further enhances its EX-L by adding an 8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, dual-zone climate control and a high-power audio system with subwoofer that was previously standard on models equipped with navigation.

  • 8-way power driver’s seat w/power lumbar support
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system
  • Non-navi models receive high-power audio with subwoofer

2008 Honda Element
The stylish and innovative Honda Element received significant updates and a new trim level, the Element SC, in 2007, adding content to the lineup that greatly enhanced its safety and style. There are no feature changes to the Element lineup for 2008.

  • No Changes
  • Additional exterior color, added to SC only: Royal Blue Pearl

2008 Honda Fit
The 2007 Honda Fit was the latest all-new addition to Honda’s lineup and took a leadership role in the subcompact segment’s resurgence in terms of quality, safety and versatility. For 2008, TPMS will be added to the lineup.

  • New exterior colors: Tidewater Blue Metallic, Blackberry Pearl (Sport only)

2008 Honda Odyssey
The versatile and popular Honda Odyssey’s sales continue to grow, and it receives significant updates in 2008 with exterior and interior styling enhancements, feature refinement and implementation of an upgraded Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) engine on leather models.

Odyssey (all)
  • Exterior and interior design enhancements
  • MP3/Auxiliary input jack
  • MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) playback capability
  • Active head restraints
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Odyssey EX
  • 2nd-Row PlusOne Seat™ with storage bin
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
Odyssey EX-L
  • Next generation of Honda’s VCM® engine technology
  • Rearview mirror with monitor (and backup camera)
  • XM® Satellite Radio
  • Power adjustable passenger seat
  • 2nd-Row PlusOne Seat™ with storage bin
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
Odyssey EX-L RES
  • Next generation of Honda’s VCM® engine technology
  • Rearview mirror with monitor (and backup camera)
  • 115-volt power outlet
  • XM® Satellite Radio
  • 2nd-Row PlusOne Seat™ with storage bin
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
Odyssey EX-L Navi/RES
  • Next generation of Honda’s VCM® engine technology
  • Rearview mirror with monitor (and backup camera)
  • 115-volt power outlet
  • 2nd-Row PlusOne Seat™ with storage bin
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
Odyssey Touring Navi/RES
  • (08M TOURING now available in only Navi/Res trim with a PAX tire option)
  • Next generation of Honda’s VCM® engine technology
  • 2nd-Row PlusOne Seat™ with storage bin
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • Memory Linked Door Mirrors with Reverse Tilt

2008 Honda Pilot
Two new trims debut on the 2008 Pilot: the Value Package, replacing the Pilot LX, includes feature additions like rear privacy glass, upgraded audio and body-colored styling cues; the Special Edition, a supplement to the popular EX, comes equipped with standard features like a DVD rear entertainment system, power moonroof and XM® Satellite Radio.

Pilot VP
(adds to 2007 LX)
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Machined alloy wheels
  • XM® Satellite Radio
  • Audio system upgrade with 6-disc CD changer
  • Roof rails
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls
  • Body-colored door mirrors, door handles and rear spoiler
Pilot SE
(adds to EX)
  • DVD rear entertainment system
  • Power moonroof
  • XM® Satellite Radio
  • 115-volt power outlet
  • Ambient console lighting

2008 Honda Ridgeline
The mid-size Ridgeline remains an innovative and benchmarking member of the half-ton pickup truck segment with its In-Bed Trunk™ and a fully-independent suspension. For 2008, the Ridgeline RTS and RTL models will receive a machine finish alloy wheel, and all cloth seats will evolve to be all one-tone in color.

  • RTS & RTL receive a machine finish alloy wheel
  • Cloth seats become one-tone (vs. previous two-tone design)

2008 Honda S2000
For the 2008 model year, the S2000 CR will debut as an entirely new trim level with a lighter, stiffer and more aggressive overall design that is engineered to maximize the S2000’s potential on a racetrack. The factory-tuned roadster provides highly-aggressive suspension settings, increased body and chassis rigidity, overall weight reduction and an aerodynamic body kit dialed-in for reduced lift. A removable aluminum hardtop replaces the convertible soft top as standard equipment. The S2000 CR will debut in the fall of 2007.

S2000 CR
  • New S2000 CR trim
  • Large front & rear spoilers
  • More responsive steering
  • Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tires
  • Firmer springs and dampers
  • Larger stabilizer bars
  • New wheel design in a dark gray color
  • Substantial structural bracing added to the storage area for additional rigidity
  • Removable aluminum hard top
  • Unique cloth seating surfaces with yellow stitching
  • Unique spherical aluminum shifter
  • Carbon fiber-style trim panels

Additional Information

Honda FCX
The second generation of the Honda FCX made its debut in the 2005 model year. Featuring an all-new Honda developed fuel cell stack, this vehicle is capable of starting in temperatures as low as -20C (-4F). This new stack also delivers increased horsepower and a longer range than previous generations. The 2006 Honda FCX added a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System that contains all existing hydrogen fueling stations within its database. The FCX was delivered to the first-ever private hydrogen fuel cell retail customer on June 29, 2005, in Los Angeles. Honda has announced its all-new next generation fuel cell vehicle for 2009 model year, arriving in 2008.

Last edited by JeffX on August 20, 2007 22:15

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