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(Euro) Accord Press Pack - including specs
 Date: April 08, 2008 11:08
 Submitted by:  danielgr
 Source: Honda EU PR
 Credibility Rating: N/A


SUMMARY

  • All-new saloon and Tourer offer premium sector qualities;
  • More dynamic, sporty styling;
  • Refined interior with carefully selected materials and outstanding fit and finish;
  • All engines Euro 5 emissions compliant;
  • The debut of the 2.2-litre i-DTEC engine - the second stage in Honda's diesel development programme;
  • Further refined petrol engines;
  • 6-speed manual transmission or (on petrol engines) a 5-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel paddles for manual changing;
  • Double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspensions, wider track and lower centre of gravity for improved handling characteristics;
  • VSA now complemented by Motion Adaptive EPS for even greater security in slippery conditions;
  • LKAS, ACC and CMBS safety systems optionally available;
  • World debut at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show; sales commence early summer

Aimed squarely at challenging established premium contenders in the D-segment, Honda's all-new Accord saloon and Tourer offer sporty styling, greater refinement and a unique package of safety systems, together with excellent dynamic capabilities and strong environmental credentials in the form of an all-Euro 5-emissions compliant engine line-up.

Significantly wider and slightly lower, the styling adopts a more emotional, sporty motif. The ‘sharp-edged' design, with pronounced muscular wheelarches that emphasise the car's wider track, gives the Accord a distinctive, strong stance with a solid, planted feel. The distinctive nose and more flowing lines deliver a tauter, more athletic shape.

The evolution from the previous generation Accord is even more pronounced in the case of the Tourer, where a greater emphasis on load carrying practicality has evolved into a more dynamic expression of its advanced technology, while still retaining a strong degree of versatility and practicality.

Three advanced new engines with some of the lowest emissions in their segment

The new range is one of the first to offer a complete engine line-up that will comply with the forthcoming Euro 5 emissions regulations which aren't due to be introduced until September 2009. These exceptional environmental credentials haven't been achieved at the cost of driving enjoyment, however, and greater frugality is matched by greater performance and flexibility.

Making its debut is Honda's second-generation diesel engine which builds on the outstanding qualities of the award-winning i-CTDi unit to raise the bar in the diesel stakes once again. Its advanced technology and overall capabilities place it firmly at the forefront of diesel development and underpins the Accord's claim to offer one of the strongest combinations of dynamic performance and environmental responsibility in the marketplace.

Like its predecessor, the new i-DTEC engine is compact, lightweight, refined and quiet in operation. It employs the latest piezoelectric multi-stage fuel injection technology, more efficient exhaust gas recirculation and a particulate filter for significantly reduced emissions. At the same time both power and torque levels have been increased for a sportier driving experience.

Output is 10 PS greater at 150 PS/110 kW at the same 4,000 rpm, while peak torque is now 350 Nm at 2,000 rpm. Improved engine flexibility is reflected in a 9.6 second 0-100 km/h time, yet combined fuel consumption, is only 5.6 l/100km. Equally, CO2 emissions are just 148 g/km.

The 2.0-litre i-VTEC offers similar levels of performance to its predecessor - 156 PS at 6,300 rpm - but builds on its class leading fuel economy. Combined cycle consumption is now 7.2 l/100 km compared to the 7.7 l/100 km of the previous Accord saloon.

Key technological changes include increased diameter intake valves, further optimised valve lift and timing and increased inlet and exhaust air flow volumes.

The 2.4-litre engine is more powerful, delivering 201 PS at 7,000 rpm and peak torque of 234 Nm at 4,500 rpm - up from 190 PS and 223 Nm. Its effortless performance is all the more remarkable given the improved fuel economy - now 8.8 l/100km.

Behind the figures are a compression ratio increased from 10.5 to 11.0:1, larger diameter valves, revised valve timing, and reduced exhaust system pressures.

6-speed manual/5-speed automatic

All three engines are matched to a 6-speed manual transmission, while both petrol engines have the option of a 5-speed automatic.

Manual models feature a ‘Shift Indicator Light' or SIL which appears in the centre of the rev counter. ‘UP' or ‘DOWN' are displayed to advise the driver of the optimum point at which to change gear; Honda tests have demonstrated fuel savings of as much as 5 per cent simply by following these commands.

The 5-speed automatic transmission now has a straight ‘P R N D S' gate: using the steering wheel paddles in S mode provides a sequential shift mode, allowing manual shifting and gear hold.

Agile, secure handling

Enthusiastic drivers will also appreciate the new Accord's greater agility. A lowered centre of gravity, a wider track and the all-new front double wishbone and rear multilink suspension with variable rate dampers, plus greater body rigidity mean that the Accord more readily reacts to driver input. Handling is more responsive and confidence-inspiring and body roll is much reduced.

Speed sensitive electric power steering is standard on all models and the new axial system features a high output, low inertia brushless motor which provides excellent steering feel at higher speeds for a sense of stability and confidence. A quicker steering ratio has also been adopted in keeping with the Accord's more agile chassis characteristics.

A comprehensive safety package

Complementing an armoury of passive safety features is an outstanding array of dynamic systems delivering even greater security.. VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) is standard across the range and is designed to assist the driver in maintaining control during cornering, acceleration and sudden manoeuvres by applying braking to the right or left hand wheels as necessary and modulating the engine torque output as required.

Motion Adaptive EPS

The new Accord also features an innovative system in which the capabilities of both VSA and the car's Electric Power Steering are brought to bear. Called Motion Adaptive EPS, it detects instability in slippery conditions both during cornering and under braking and automatically initiates steering inputs aimed at prompting the driver to steer in the correct direction.

The input is barely noticeable and control of the steering remains with the driver at all times. But this supporting steering torque is enough to prompt the driver to act intuitively and the driver's reaction as a result is enough to regain stability or to shorten braking distances, allowing control to be maintained.

ADAS optional across the range

Optionally available on Executive grade on 2.2 i-DTEC and 2.4 i-VTEC is Honda's Advanced Driving Assist System (ADAS), a suite of three ground-breaking technologies that raise safety to a new level. The first of these is the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) which uses a camera to detect the car deviating from a traffic lane and provides steering torque when necessary, thereby reducing the burden of motorway driving while at the same time enhancing safety.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) uses a millimetre-wave radar to maintain a consistent distance to a vehicle directly in front, for more relaxed, less tiring driving: and Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) monitors the following distance and closing rate between the Accord and the car directly in front of it, warning the driver when a collision is likely and helping reduce impact when a collision becomes unavoidable.

These systems complement the Accord's passive safety features which include front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters, dual stage front airbags, driver and front passenger side airbags, full length curtain airbags and ISOFIX fittings and tether anchor points for secure childseat fixture on all models. There are also front seat active headrests which are triggered when the occupant is pushed into the seat in the event of a rear impact, so causing a rigid plate to activate a link to the headrest which pushes it forward to support the head.

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure

Progressively introduced throughout the Honda range, the Accord's Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure provides significantly enhanced occupant protection in a variety of real-world crash conditions.

A front-mounted polygonal main frame is designed to prevent cabin deformation by distributing forces through multiple major load bearing pathways - and away from the passenger compartment. This is particularly important where a frontal collision occurs between vehicles of differing heights, weights or frame construction.

To achieve top level, side impact safety, Honda's engineers have increased the side section of the frame and chosen different material specifications to provide the desired level of stiffness and strength for critical areas, without adding unnecessary weight.

The new Accord also incorporates many of the pedestrian-protection design features already familiar from recent Honda models, including windscreen wiper pivots designed to break away on impact, energy absorbing front wing mounts and bonnet hinges alongside an unobstructed area beneath the bonnet allowing greater space for deformation.

Premium interior with carefully selected materials and outstanding fit and finish

The sporty feel of the cockpit is reflected in a fascia design characterised by a strong feeling of personal space for both the driver and front passenger. Distinctive silver trim sweeps inwards across the fascia from either side before continuing down into the centre console. Stylish and highly supportive front seats have larger bolsters while a new internal structure is designed to reduce any transmission of vibration.

Black with silver trim, the sporty three spoke steering wheel holds a complete suite of controls - including audio , cruise control and mobile telephone control. It is fully adjustable for reach and rake, with an extra 10 degrees of tilt adjustment compared to the previous Accord.

The new Accord features ‘floating' backlit instruments and contained within the centre of the speedometer face is an LCD multi-information display showing a variety of information - controls positioned on the steering wheel allow the driver to cycle the display through multiple screens of information.

A new feature is a service reminder that presents the driver with either the distance or days remaining to a required service, with an enlarged warning symbol appearing when the due date is imminent.

Storage space includes two centre console side pockets; a lidded storage area to side of the steering wheel; large front door pockets able to hold bottles and maps; bottle holders in the rear door panels, and a large centre console box. Rather than a fold-down pocket design, the large glovebox now has an independent lid and is subdivided with a tissue box compartment as well as space secured for a manual. The lid of the centre console box doubles up as an armrest and is slide-adjustable by 89 mm. Two cupholders are provided in the centre console, while rear seat passengers have access to a further two contained in the centre armrest, revealed when it is folded down.

Comprehensive equipment availability

The Accord's comprehensive specification includes power windows all round, those in the front with auto up and down and an obstruction detection device; auto lights and wipers on Sport and Executive models; dual-zone automatic climate control and, on higher grade models, rear seat vents with a feed to the centre console storage box to enable drinks to be cooled or warmed..

Entry level Accords are equipped with a radio/single CD player with built-in 30W 4 channel amp and six speakers. Higher grade models have a premium audio system with 6 CD changer unit located in the centre console, a separate high power amp delivering 45W x 8 channels and no fewer than 10 speakers.

Fifth generation and later iPods can now be played via the USB docking point located in the centre console storage box, where an auxiliary jack point and power outlet can also be found.

The advanced satellite navigation system - standard on Executive grade and optional on other models - now boasts an 8-inch screen, RDS, voice recognition in five languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish) and covers most European countries including for the first time Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Load Capacity

At 467 litres (VDA), the saloon's luggage capacity is best in class measured against other premium contenders. The boot loading height is also a convenient 678 mm, down 80 mm. Further practicality is provided by highly visible and easily reached rear seat release catches located just within the upper edge of the boot opening.

Despite its dynamic styling, the Tourer's luggage capacity at 406 litres (VDA) with all seats in place, is one of the best in the sport wagon category. In practical terms, that is sufficient to comfortably accomodate four 46 inch golf bags or four large suitcases. Larger loads can be carried with the rear seats folded, and in this configuration the Tourer is able to transport a mountain bike, without the need to remove the bike's wheels first. .

To open up the Tourer's luggage area, the one-motion rear seats can be readily collapsed in a single action to create a virtually flat load space with flush, clean sides.

Set within the rear half of the load area is an underfloor storage space which is a useful 250 mm deep and adds 53 litres to the Accord Tourer's overall load space. On either side are two smaller compartments accessed by means of their own covers.

The highly practical, retractable tonneau cover features a large, easy-to-grip handle, and large guides on either side of the luggage area into which it can be quickly and easily slotted.

Like its predecessor, the new Accord Tourer is available with a power operated tailgate, operation is via the key fob or via a switch located in the tailgate's lower edge.

DETAILS

SAFETY SYSTEMS

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure disperses collision forces over a larger frontal area;
  • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS);
  • Standard driver and front passenger airbags, side airbags and full-length curtain airbags; ISOFIX anchors and tethers;

Safety

The new Accord is equipped either as standard, or optionally, with a comprehensive array of the latest active (accident avoidance) and passive (crash safety performance) safety technologies to place it at the forefront of its class. Features like Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control, heightened handling agility, the new Motion Adaptive EPS and ABS enhance the new model's accident avoidance capability. HID xenon low-beam headlights contribute to superior night-time visibility.

Perhaps the most notable element of Accord's safety armoury is Honda's Advanced Driving Assist System (ADAS), a suite of three innovative elements available as an option and for the first time in combination with all three engines: Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) which assists the car to help the driver remain in a traffic lane by providing steering torque when necessary; Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) which automatically maintains a consistent distance to a vehicle directly in front, for more relaxed, less tiring driving; and Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) which monitors the following distance and closing rate between the Accord and the car directly in front of it, warning the driver when a collision is likely and helping reduce impact when a collision becomes unavoidable.

Should a collision prove unavoidable, the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure of the Accord is designed to provide a protective cocoon for passengers. Inside, a network of eight airbags work together with sophisticated restraint systems to minimise injury.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

In addition to maintaining a set speed, as with a conventional cruise control, ACC is able to automatically regulate the distance to a vehicle travelling ahead in the same lane, thereby reducing the burden of motorway (or similar road) driving and enhancing driver comfort and safety.

It uses a millimetre-wave radar mounted inside the front grille to recognise the presence and the speed of the vehicle ahead; the frequency difference between the transmitted-wave and the reflected-wave makes it possible to calculate the exact distance and the relative speed between the vehicles. When this distance falls below a predetermined value, the system instantly decelerates the vehicle through throttle control and, if necessary, by application of the brakes (via communication with VSA).

In instances where quicker deceleration is required, such as sudden braking by the vehicle in front, the system will alert the driver with a warning light and a buzzer to prompt the driver to apply the brakes. If the vehicle ahead changes lane or the distance increases again, then the system increases the vehicle speed to the predetermined value.

ACC operates between 30-180 km/h (or 20-110 mph) and the driver can increase the Accord's speed via the ACC button on the steering wheel in 5 km/h (or 2 mph) increments.

The driver can monitor the status and function of the ACC system by referring to the specific display in the centre of the speedometer. This unit will indicate when a vehicle is detected ahead, when the radar sensor is out of commission and when there is insufficient braking capability, as well as the selected cruise control speed and the selected distance to the vehicle ahead.

Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS)

The Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) is a revolutionary safety technology which takes the ACC technology to the next, logical stage by predicting collision situations and reacting accordingly.

When the closing rate between the Accord and the vehicle in front increases to a point where a collision is likely to occur, the system uses visual, and audible warnings to prompt the driver to take preventative action. If, based on the driver's response, the system determines that the likelihood of a collision has decreased to an acceptable level, the CMBS system will disengage. If, however, the driver's response does not sufficiently reduce the risk of a collision, the system will issue a secondary warning, consisting of audible, visual and tactile elements as well as light braking, to alert the driver to take action. If the closing rate increases so much that a collision becomes unavoidable, CMBS can initiate hard braking to reduce the vehicle's speed, and E-pretensioner can tension the driver's and front passenger's seatbelts to help maximize the restraining ability of the seatbelts.

Stage one: When there is a risk of a collision with the vehicle ahead or if the distance between the vehicles has dropped below the pre-set level, a buzzer sounds and the word 'BRAKE' appears on the Multi-information display.

Stage two: If the distance between the two vehicles continues to diminish, CMBS applies light braking, and the driver's E-pretensioner activates an electric motor which retracts the seatbelt gently two or three times, providing the driver with a tactile warning. The buzzer sounds again and the word 'BRAKE' appears again on the Multi-information display.

Stage three: If, after issuing the primary and secondary warnings, the system determines that a collision is unavoidable, the E-pretensioner retracts the driver's and front passenger's seatbelts with enough force to compensate for seatbelt slack or baggy clothing and activates the brakes forcefully to reduce the speed of impact and mitigate the effects of the collision on the Accord and its occupants.

CMBS functions only when the Accord is travelling at over 15 km/h and when the speed differential between it and the car directly in front is 15 km/h or more. It can be turned off using a switch located on the side of the instrument panel.

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

LKAS maintains the position of the car in its lane by providing steering torque when necessary - significantly reducing driver fatigue and helping to prevent accidents.

The system identifies the boundaries of the vehicle's lane by processing images from a C-MOS camera mounted behind the windscreen. It then calculates the optimum steering torque - a combination of human input (minimum 20 percent) and the assisted steering torque (maximum 80 percent) - to keep the vehicle in the centre of the lane. A continuous beep sound will be emitted when the vehicle is about to cross the lane marking.

LKAS operates when the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • On roads with left and right lane boundary markings (where markings are clear and visible);
  • On motorways or roads that are equivalent to motorways (excluding sharp curves/bends);
  • At vehicle speeds between 72 and 180 km/h (45 and 112 mph);
  • Driver has to keep contact with the steering wheel - if the system fails to recognise the driver's input on the steering, it switches itself off;
  • Side indicators are not activated;
  • Steering torque generated by the driver does not indicate imminent lane change manoeuvre;
  • Only operates on bends that have a less than 230 metre radius (at 80 km/h);

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure

Progressively introduced throughout the Honda range, the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure is designed to deliver significantly enhanced occupant protection in a variety of real-world crash conditions. These may include a frontal collision between vehicles of differing heights, weights and frame construction.

The ACE Body Structure has been developed after extensive research by engineers, at the vehicle to vehicle crash testing facility at Honda's Tochigi R&D base. A number of different vehicles were used during the testing in a selection of realistic scenarios to ensure good real-world crash performance.

The ACE Body Structure uses the engine compartment to efficiently absorb and disperse collision energy during a vehicle-to-vehicle collision. It features a new frame structure composed of a highly efficient energy-absorbing main frame, a bulkhead (upper frame) which absorbs the upper part of the collision energy, and a lower member that helps prevent misalignment of the frames of the vehicles involved. This design disperses collision forces over a larger frontal area, which enhances energy absorption of the engine compartment, reduces the chance of deformation of the passenger compartment and results in enhanced occupant protection. At the same time, the structure reduces the chance of vertical or lateral misalignment between the Accord and another vehicle's safety structures.

During a frontal collision, a conventional body structure generally concentrates the loads from the impact through two pathways running longitudinally through the lower portion of the frame. The ACE Body Structure's front-mounted polygonal main frame is designed to prevent cabin deformation by distributing forces through multiple major load bearing pathways - and away from the passenger compartment.

To achieve top -level side-impact safety, Honda's engineers have increased the side section of the frame and chosen different material specifications to provide the desired level of stiffness and strength for critical areas, without adding unnecessary weight.

The new Accord incorporates many of the pedestrian-protection design features already familiar from recent Honda models. Research shows that features such as these dramatically improve a pedestrian's chance of survival if struck by a moving vehicle. Items include:

  • windscreen wiper pivots designed to break away;
  • a new collapsible boxed frame structure beneath the base of the windscreen which provides impact energy absorption;
  • energy absorbing front wing mounts which help mitigate injuries;
  • the bending structure of the bonnet hinges which help mitigate injuries;
  • a bonnet frame which is designed to bend and deform;
  • an unobstructed area beneath the bonnet allowing greater space for deformation;

The new Accord is equipped with front seat active headrests which reduce the likelihood of neck injury in rear impacts. As the occupant is pushed against the seat back, a rigid plate in the seat presses a link to the headrest pushing it up and forward to support the head.

All models feature front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters, dual stage front airbags, driver and front passenger side airbags, full length curtain airbags and ISOFIX fittings and tether anchor points for secure childseat fixture. The side airbags now have a dual chamber structure designed to deliver optimum protection for both the pelvis and the torso.

Since offset frontal impacts can lead to a rebound in which there are strong lateral forces, the curtain airbags are now deployed in such situations to protect occupants' upper bodies.

The front passenger seat airbags can be deactivated when using a childseat and the airbag status is displayed electronically in the information display in the centre console.

BODY

  • Sharp-edged', dynamic styling - Tourer's design moves away from emphasis on load carrying practicality;
  • High tensile steel contributes to excellent body rigidity;
  • Underbody airflow management optimised;

The new Accord adopts a more emotional, more sporty styling motif compared to the previous model. The new sharp-edged design gives it a distinctive, strong character with a solid, planted feel. The significantly wider, lower - and in the case of the saloon - longer proportions, distinctive nose and more flowing lines deliver a tauter, more athletic shape.

The frontal styling is dominated by the strong shield-like grille which now features three horizontal chrome bars and a chrome surround. Its lines sweep back into the front light cluster, while beneath it, the upper edge of the bumper runs back, arrow-like into the front wheelarches.

The deep front bumper features three openings in its lower edge, a long central one flanked by smaller elements which house the front fog lamps, where fitted.

Visually strong elements of the design are the pronounced wheelarches, their surrounds ‘squared' off and muscular and emphasising the car's wider track and greater sportiness. Scallops in the lower door panels and in the front and rear bumpers provide a strong contrast to the wheelarch surrounds. The beltline now runs through more sculptured door handles and terminates in a shorter rear deck and a rear taillight treatment, which is similar in concept and shape to the front light clusters.

The evolution from the previous generation Accord is even more pronounced in the case of the Tourer, where the emphasis on load carrying practicality has evolved into a more dynamic expression of its sportiness and advanced technology, while still retaining a strong degree of versatility and practicality. Its smarter, sleeker proportions are characterised by a gently sloping rear roof line and a steadily rising lower window edge, the tapering profile conveying the Tourer's performance credentials. The curved tailgate glass and the sculpted lower panel, with a pronounced raised profile, add further distinction at the rear.

The standard roof rails are finished in silver provide a finishing touch.

Common platform

The Accord's completely new platform is shared by the saloon and Tourer with approximately 75 per cent commonality between the two. They now have an identical 2705 mm wheelbase, representing an increase of 35 mm for the saloon, and a reduction of 15 mm for the Tourer. Both models are 1840 mm wide, up 80 mm, helping to create a roomier cabin front and rear. The greater width is also reflected in a 75 mm wider track which is now 1590 mm and a key element in the Accord's more responsive handling.

Higher rigidity

In the continuing quest for greater in cabin refinement and improved handling for a sportier driving experience, the new Accord's body shell has been engineered to provide even greater body rigidity and reduced torsion. Highly efficient load absorbing pathways in both the front and rear frames effectively deal with suspension input, while specific items include an upper bar running between the two front suspension struts and additional strengthening in the fascia panel area and in the junction between the door pillars and roof structure. Rear suspension vertical rigidity is improved by 20 per cent, while front suspension horizontal rigidity is increased 35 per cent.

Particular attention has been paid to the rear structures of saloon and Tourer. Thus, on the saloon a key component is formed by the C pillars, the wheel housings and the floor cross member which form a complete structural ‘hoop'. A similar arrangement in the Tourer is created by the tailgate opening, the frame of the rear side windows and again the wheel housings. Torsional rigidity in the Tourer is up by 20 per cent as a result.

High tensile steel

Around 50 per cent of the Accord's body, including the complete passenger cell frame and front and rear side members, is manufactured from high tensile steel, providing greater strength without a weight penalty. Ultra high tensile steel makes up 42 per cent of the total.

An excellent aerodynamic drag coefficient pays dividends in the form of lower wind noise, improved fuel economy and enhanced stability and Honda's engineers have paid particular attention to underbody air flow management to reduce drag and lift in the new Accord. Key elements include a chin spoiler, front and rear strakes ahead of the wheelarches, an engine undercover, and middle and rear undercovers. Other significant features are a front spoiler that reduces front lift, the rear boot spoiler and a particularly aerodynamic cabin area.

INTERIOR

  • Greater cabin space as a result of increased body width;
  • Interface Dial provides quick, intuitive access to navigation, audio, climate control and other features;
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system;
  • Audio system with iPod compatibility;
  • Satellite navigation system with voice recognition and RDS-TMS traffic information;
  • Rear-view parking camera;
  • Bluetooth hands-free enabled;

There's an air of quality throughout the interior of the new Accord, with soft tactile surfaces, carefully selected trim materials and plush, supportive seating offering excellent comfort. Elegant luxury and clean, efficient design create an environment in tune with the car's clearly defined sporting character. And an air of refinement has been achieved through the careful application of noise absorbing materials in combination with a highly rigid body, a floating rear subframe and variable rate damping.

Material quality, fit and finish have received exacting attention; plastics have been chosen for their quality and feel and production techniques introduced to ensure the highest standards of finish. This can be seen with the use of slush moulding for the fascia, which eliminates mating lines and creates a pleasant texture. The soft-touch switchgear is engineered for a positive, satisfying feel.

Wider, more spacious cabin

The Accord is now wider by 80 mm and that translates directly into a roomier, airier cabin which promotes a greater sense of well-being and comfort; shoulder width is now 65 mm greater, for example.

While the Accord's overall height has been reduced (the saloon by 5 mm, the Tourer by 30 mm), at the same time the cabin floor has been lowered by 10 mm, to give a sportier driving position.

There are two cabin treatments: premium black in which all trim elements are black with the exception of a grey roof lining, and premium grey, in which grey trim is complemented by a black upper dash section. Selective use of metallic finish trim provides a stylish contrast.

The sporty dynamic of the cockpit is reflected in a fascia design characterised by a strong feeling of personal space for both the driver and front passenger; distinctive silver trim sweeps inwards across the fascia from either side before continuing down into the centre console - at this point its flying buttress style creates a side pocket for both front seat occupants.

Soft-finish grab handles on the front and rear doors flow into padded armrests and hold the seat memory, door locking and mirror switches. The inner door handles have an aluminium finish and all four doors incorporate courtesy lights in their lower edge. All four windows are powered, while those in the front feature auto up and down complete with an obstruction detection device.

Stylish and highly supportive front seats have larger bolsters while their new internal structure is designed to reduce any transmission of vibration.

Good visibility is ensured by a field of vision enhanced by the large windscreen and thinner, stronger A-pillars.

Black with silver trim, the sporty three spoke steering wheel holds a complete suite of controls - audio buttons on the left hand spoke, cruise control on the right hand spoke and the telephone buttons on the lower spoke. It is fully adjustable for reach and rake, with an extra 10 degrees tilt adjustment compared to the previous Accord.

The indicators have a soft touch mode: gently touching the appropriate lever causes that indicator to flash three times before self-cancelling, which is of particular use in motorway lane change manoeuvres.

The Accord's ‘floating', LED backlit instruments have red needles, white letters and numerals, and a black background with a subdued blue accent hue provide a striking but easily legible display. The smaller temperature gauge on the left and fuel gauge on the right flank the larger rev counter and speedometer.

Contained within the centre of the speedometer face is an LCD multi-information display showing a variety of information - controls positioned on the steering wheel allow the driver to cycle the display through multiple screens of information including vehicle mileage, trip mileage, instantaneous and average fuel economy, range, average speed, elapsed time, outside temperature, seatbelt status (including rear seats) and where fitted, ACC, LKAS and CMBS status.

Shift Indicator Light

Within the centre of the rev counter on manual models is the new SIL (Shift Indicator Light) informing the driver of the best shifting points to maximise economy, while automatic transmission models feature a display of the shift gate pattern and the lever position, including the gear selected when using the steering wheel paddles for manual changes.

There is for the first time a service reminder that appears in the centre of the speedometer - this presents the driver with either the distance or days remaining to a required service, with an enlarged warning symbol appearing when the service due date is imminent.

Convenient storage

As well as the two centre console side pockets, storage space in the Accord includes, a large glovebox, a lidded storage area to side of the steering wheel, large front door pockets able to hold bottles and maps, bottle holders in the rear door panels, and a large centre console box. Rather than a fold-down pocket design, the glovebox now has an independent lid and is subdivided with a tissue box compartment as well as space for the manual. The lid of the centre console box doubles up as an armrest and this is slide-adjustable by 89 mm. Two cupholders are provided in the centre console, while rear seat passengers have access to a further two which are contained in the centre armrest, revealed when it is folded down.

The Accord is equipped with a dual-zone automatic climate control system that lets the driver and front passenger set temperature modes to their individual liking. Information from a solar sensor located on top of the instrument panel is used to adjust the temperature and airflow from side-to-side as needed to compensate for asymmetrical solar heating.

Upper-grade models also feature adjustable rear vents to the rear of the centre console to provide rear seat passengers with their own dedicated outlets for the air conditioning. A duct is taken from this to feed air into the centre console storage, thereby warming or cooling drinks; a valve is provided enabling this to be opened or closed.

Eliminating noise

To address customer feedback on road noise levels perceptible within the cabin of the previous Accord, the new generation represents a step change in interior refinement. In particular high frequency and middle-frequency noise suppression has been significantly improved.

A range of measures have increased sound absorption as well as sound insulation and wherever possible lightweight materials have been used. Key initiatives include:

  • Floor carpeting with both sound insulation and sound absorption;
  • A series of dimples and beads incorporated into the floor panel which reduce acoustic radiation;
  • The new floating rear subframe which lessens road noise input;
  • Improved insulation within door pillar structures;
  • A lightweight noise package that includes an acoustic roof lining, acoustic trunk side lining, wheelarch insulators, and sound absorbing/insulating dashboard elements;

Sound systems

Entry level Accords are equipped with a radio/single CD player with built-in 30W 4 channel amp and six speakers - two fascia mounted tweeters, and four 17 cm neodymium speakers - two in the lower front door panels, and a further two either in the rear shelf (saloon) or in the rear doors (Tourer). Radio stations or CD tracks selected are displayed on the standard multi-information display in the centre console.

Higher grade models have a premium audio system with 6 CD changer unit located in the centre console, a separate high power amp delivering 45W x 8 channels and no fewer than 10 speakers - two tweeters and an 8 cm centre speaker in the fascia, four door speakers, two rear speakers in the parcel shelf (saloon) or in the rear cargo sides (Tourer) and a 20 cm sub-woofer (in the rear shelf panel of the saloon or in the rear side panel in the case of the Tourer). Volume of the sound system is linked to the speed of the vehicle, so the higher the speed, the higher the volume of the music.

Fifth generation and later iPods can now be played via the Accord's audio system using the docking point located in the centre console storage box, where an auxiliary jack point and power outlet can also be found.

Satellite navigation

The advanced satellite navigation system - standard on Executive grade and optional on other models - now boasts an 8-inch screen, voice recognition in five languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish) and covers most European countries including for the first time Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

There is a directional microphone which only picks up the driver's voice, despite surrounding noise, for more effective operation:

  • Voice operation is possible even in the middle of a conversation with a passenger as a microphone can discern a driver's voice;
  • Voice operation is available even with open windows and sunroof;
  • It can learn different voice qualities of different drivers.
  • The same directional ability also applies to hands-free telephone conversations;

Activation is via the push-to-talk button on the steering wheel; a command such as 'home' will prompt the system to plot the best route to the driver's house. Similarly, for the nearest restaurant or petrol station, the driver simply states his or her requirement and the system finds the closest location and provides navigation to it.

Another useful feature of the navigation system is the RDS function; the system can recognise live traffic hotspots and recalculate the ideal route so as to avoid the congestion.

Bluetooth enabled

The Accord is also provided with a Bluetooth wireless mobile phone interface, allowing further hands-free operation, with steering wheel mounted buttons to control its operation. A series of speakers and microphones installed in the car can connect to any Bluetooth-enabled communications device, allowing calls to be made safely while driving.

The new phone system allows the driver to automatically transfer a call started outside the car onto the HFT once the ingnition has been turned to the ACC position. The Accord now allows the user to utilise the phone's keypad to make calls as well as holding up to 50 names with one number for each of those names, and all numbers can be accessed by HFT and speech recognition. If the Accord is also equipped with satellite navigation, then it is possible to import the phone books of up to six separate mobiles via the Interface Dial - and up to 1000 names with 10 numbers per name for each phone. Once imported, numbers are accessed through voice command or by selecting ‘search imported phonebook' on the screen, followed by a search by keyword or by listing all records.

Rear-view camera

With the satellite navigation driver's also have the additional benefit of a rear-view camera, which activates when reverse gear is engaged. Located in the trim above the rear licence plate, it provides a view of the area directly behind the car 138 degrees wide and 91degrees vertically. The image is displayed on the sat-nav screen.

Additionally, it is possible via a door-mounted switch to set the passenger-side door mirror to automatically tilt down when reverse is engaged to allow the area in the vicinity of the rear tyre to be observed on that side. Parking sensors - all models can be equipped with up to 8 parking sensors, with 4 front sensors and 4 rear, the Executive grade receives these as standard.

Auto lights/wipers

Sport and Executive models are equipped with automatic headlamps. With the switch set to auto, a light sensor located on the windscreen detects low light conditions so that the headlamps are automatically lit as the car enters a tunnel, a garage or any zone which is dark enough to trigger the sensor. Similarly, there is also a rain sensor that activates the wipers when the first drops of rain fall.

The headlamp washers operate either with every 40th windscreen washer operation (when the headlamps are on) or via a push switch on the fascia.

Key fob

The key fob has added functionality. There are separate buttons for the boot release, door locking and door unlocking. The first of the door unlocking button unlocks the driver's door only, a second push unlocks all four doors. On higher grade models it is also possible to close open windows and sunroof by holding down the door lock button (conversely, holding down the unlock button opens windows and sunroof).

Rather than a lever on the door sill, the fuel filler cover is now linked to the driver's door lock switch. Once it is unlocked, you simply press on the flap and it springs open.

Luggage space

At 467 litres (VDA), the Accord saloon's luggage capacity is best in class against other premium saloons. The boot loading height is also a convenient 678 mm, down 80 mm. Further practicality is provided by highly visible and easily reached rear seat release catches located just within the upper edge of the boot opening.

Despite its dynamic styling, the Tourer's luggage capacity at 406 litres (VDA) with all seats in place, is one of the best in the sport wagon category. In practical terms, that is sufficient to comfortably accomodate four 46 inch golf bags or four large suitcases. Larger loads can be carried with the rear seats folded, and in this configuration the Tourer is able to transport a mountain bike, without the need to remove the bike's wheels first. .

To open up the luggage area, the new Tourer offers easy to use, one-motion rear seats that can be readily collapsed in a single action to create a virtually flat load space with flush, clean sides. There is no need to remove the headrests and the release catches reside on top of the seat backs, one either side of the car. Since the child seat tether anchors and seatbelts are fully integrated, once folded, there are no obstructions to become tangled when a load is being carried.

Set within the rear half of the load area is an underfloor storage space concealed by a lid which is opened by means of a flush fitting handle. Hinged at its forward edge, the lid split-folds when opened and can either be propped open using notches cut in the edges of the storage well, or folded right back. The underfloor well is a useful 250 mm deep and adds 53 litres to Accord Tourer's overall load space. Either side of the main well are two smaller compartments accessed by means of their own covers.

Other practical touches include luggage tie down hooks and a utility hook below the rear window to carry a shopping bag. Additional storage areas concealed by panels are located in the load bay side walls with that on the left hand side used to store a hazard warning triangle and first aid kit.

The highly practical, retractable tonneau cover features a large, easy-to-grip handle, and large guides on either side of the luggage area into which it can be quickly and easily slotted. Available as an option is a vertical cargo net which can be positioned either behind the rear seats or behind the front seats where it hooks to the grab handle fixings.

High quality fabric trim covers the whole of the luggage area to give the sense of a fully integrated, stylish interior.

Like its predecessor, the new Accord Tourer is available with a power operated tailgate, operation is via the key fob or via a switch located in its lower edge. Imminent operation is signalled by an audible warning and flashing indicators. Safety measures include auto reverse when any resistance is detected, backed up by touch sensors located around the sides of the tailgate. Manual operation is possible at any time, while the final automatic closure feature is useful if you don't want to disturb a sleeping child by slamming the tailgate, for example. The latest design uses a thinner motor unit which is much quieter in operation and impacts less on the rear interior roof line, improving rear visibility for the driver.

DRIVETRAIN

  • Engine line-up fully compliant with new Euro 5 emissions legislation due for introduction September 2009;
  • New 2.2 i-DTEC diesel engine uses third generation injection technology to boost output and reduce environmental impact;
  • 2.0 and 2.4 litre i-VTEC petrol engines;
  • 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmissions;
  • 5-speed automatic (petrol engines only) features Grade Logic Control and steering wheel-mounted paddles for sequential shift mode;
  • Shift Indicator Light (SIL) on manual models;

At first glance the engine line-up in the new range appears broadly similar to the previous generation Accord. However extensive development of the 2.0 and 2.4-litre petrol engines has brought significant improvements in power delivery and fuel consumption, while the 2.2-litre diesel is an all-new engine that uses the latest technology to boost power and combustion efficiency.

The development programme has focused in particular on environmental impact and the new range is one of the cleanest on the market. Indeed the Accord range is one of the first to offer an engine line-up compliant with the new Euro 5 emissions legislation, well in advance of their expected introduction in September 2009 for new type approvals.

i-DTEC builds on the qualities of i-CTDi

The Accord's new 2.2 i-DTEC (intelligent Diesel Technology) engine builds and improves on the superb performance, fuel economy and emission efficiency of the current award-winning i-CTDi diesel engine.

Honda's involvement in developing its own diesel engine started with Kenichi Nagahiro, the company's chief engine designer and the inventor of the celebrated VTEC engine. His dislike of the technology meant he at first refused to design Honda's first diesel, and it was only when he was allowed to start with a clean sheet of paper that he agreed to the project. The result was the 2.2 i-CTDi, one of the cleanest, most refined diesel engines on the market today, and used in the Civic, CR-V and FR-V, as well as the current Accord.

Nagahiro has masterminded the Honda diesel development programme since its conception in 2002 and the i-DTEC is the next exciting stage of Honda diesel engine technology, redefining the diesel concept once again.

This second generation Honda engine boasts a combination of the latest fuel injection technology, more efficient exhaust gas recirculation and a particulate filter for significantly reduced emissions. However, this is not at the expense of engine performance, and both power and torque levels have been increased for a sportier driving experience.

Particulate levels within the exhaust gasses are well below the Euro 5 limit of 5mg/km (compared to 25 mg/km for Euro 4); and oxides of nitrogen levels (NOx) are well below the new limit of 180 mg/km (down from 250 mg/km under Euro 4).

Power output is up from 140 PS to 150 PS/110 kW at the same 4,000 rpm, while peak torque is now 350 Nm at 2,000 rpm compared to the 340 Nm of the i-CDTi engine. That means improved engine flexibility reflected in a 9.6 second 0-100 km/h time and a top speed of 212 km/h. Yet even with these improvements and emissions below Euro 5 levels, fuel consumption, at 5.6 l/100km, is even more frugal. Equally, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are just 148 g/km.

Like the i-CDTi unit, the new engine is all-aluminium, transversely mounted, with 4-cylinders, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, a variable nozzle turbocharger and a second order balancer shaft for added refinement. Honda believes that the 4-cylinder configuration and the 2.2 litre capacity are the optimum combination for a car of the Accord's size and in terms of its blend of qualities it remains best in class, and engines of higher output tend to be 6-cylinder units offering inferior economy.

Piezo-injectors and multi-stage injections

Like its predecessor, the new i-DTEC engine is compact, lightweight, refined and quiet in operation, but there are a number of key changes designed to enhance overall efficiency. Most fundamental is a switch from a 1600 bar common rail system using solenoid injectors to an 1800 bar one using piezo-injectors able to provide more precise, multi-stage injections.

The injection pattern of the i-CTDi engine, under most conditions except high load and high engine speeds, consists of a pilot fuel injection, followed by the main injection. In the new system there are up to five injections:

  1. A pilot injection in the low to medium engine speed range;
  2. A pre-injection in high load and low engine speed conditions;
  3. The main injection - under all conditions and in isolation at high load/high speed;
  4. An after injection at low loads and in the middle engine speed range for cleaner emissions;
  5. A post injection at low load designed to improve the CAT purification rate and allow regeneration of the particulate filter.

It is this constant ability to make adjustments to the combustion characteristics across all driving conditions that plays such a large part in improved on-road performance while meeting ever more stringent emissions requirements.

The fuel injection system continues to interact with the variable nozzle turbocharger to ensure optimum control over intake pressure, facilitating higher pressures at a lower speed, as well as better fuel economy and reduced emissions through lean burn combustion.

Diesel particulate filter

The new exhaust arrangement dispenses with the underfloor catalytic converter and places the diesel particulate filter (DPF) in a close coupled position on the side of the engine. This new location reduces the fall-off in exhaust gas temperature and combined with its in engine bay location, reduces the period of time taken to reach working temperature. This reduced warm up time minimises the quantity of fuel used for the post injection phase in the combustion cycle and improves DPF regeneration.

The Exhaust Gas Recirculation efficiency is also improved, with finer valve control and a water cooling system that can now be bypassed when required. Playing a key role in the intelligent combustion control system is the continuously variable swirl control valve located in the intake manifold; this provides a smoothly graded control of the swirl ratio, varying from a high setting during idling and mid range operating conditions to a low setting at higher rpm to give the ideal combustion environment at all times. In the new engine, this is even more responsive to demand.

2.0 and 2.4-litre i-VTEC petrol engines

The new Accord models are once again offered with two advanced i-VTEC petrol engines, in 2.0 and 2.4 litre capacities, offering outstanding performance, fuel economy that places them firmly at the forefront of their class, and compliance with the requirements of Euro 5 emissions legislation. The choice of transmission is either a 6-speed manual - for the first time on the 2.0-litre model - or a 5-speed automatic.

Revisions to the 2.0 litre engine have concentrated on achieving class leading fuel economy while retaining similar levels of performance. Combined cycle consumption is now 7.2 l/100 km compared to the 7.7 l/100 km of the previous Accord saloon. Power output increases slightly to 156 PS at 6,300 rpm, while peak torque increases slightly to 192 Nm at a slightly lower 4,300 rpm. Equipped with the automatic transmission, the Accord 2.0 litre saloon uses 7.5 / l/100 km. Key technological changes include increased diameter intake valves, optimised valve lift and timing and increased inlet and exhaust air flow volumes.

The 2.4 litre engine is more powerful, delivering 201 PS at 7,000 rpm and peak torque of 234 Nm at 4,500 rpm - up from 190 PS and 223 Nm. Its effortless performance is all the more remarkable given that fuel economy is improved - now 8.8 l/.

Behind the performance boost are a compression ratio increased from 10.5 to 11.0:1, larger diameter valves, revised valve timing, and reduced exhaust system pressures.

Both petrol engines feature a drive-by-wire (electronic) throttle, ensuring very smooth and responsive adjustments directly proportional to driver input. Integration with the software of the automatic transmission (where fitted) and cruise control enhances the precision of those systems for driver enjoyment. The engine can be throttled by the engine management system during upshifts and downshifts, for faster, seamless shifting and the elimination of shift shock.

Catalytic converters - one close-coupled and one underfloor - ensure emissions fall below the Euro 5 requirements (a 25 per cent reduction in NOx emissions (a limit of 60mg/km)).

Both petrol engines use Honda's long-established VTEC system which is able to adjust the lift and opening duration of the valves. In this application it is complemented by Variable Timing Control (VTC) which takes into consideration engine load, controlling the phasing of the inlet camshaft. These systems work in concert to produce a remarkably broad and smooth power band with exceptional torque and horsepower.

Based on input from a position sensor located at the rear end of the inlet camshaft, together with a whole range of other data, the engine control unit varies the inlet camshaft position relative to that of the exhaust camshaft by means of a hydraulically driven, compact vane-type pump located on the front end of the inlet camshaft. In this way it can advance and retard the opening of the inlet valves.

During acceleration, VTC is set at a relatively small degree of valve overlap which provides the best output, the valve opening angle utilising the inertia of the intake air. In addition, as engine speed builds, the VTEC mechanism switches from the low speed cam to the high speed cam (ie optimal torque to optimal power), but with the same degree of overlap.

At high engine speeds, during motorway cruising for example, there is much greater overlap which reduces pumping losses, maximises exhaust gas recirculation, and provides the best balance between fuel consumption and output.

Finally, at idle and low engine speeds during light load conditions, inlet valve opening is retarded for minimal overlap, generating strong swirl and therefore stable combustion.

Service intervals for all three engines are 20,000 km or once every year, with a 40,000 km air filter change. The new Accord features for the first time a service reminder that appears in the centre of the speedometer - this provides the driver with either the distance or days remaining to a required service, while an enlarged warning symbol appears when the service due date is imminent.

Transmissions

In place of a 5-speed manual gearbox, the 2.0-litre petrol engined Accord is now matched to a 6-speed 'box, like the 2.4-litre model, for optimised gear ratios and superb flexibility, excellent cruising characteristics and economy. Gear changes are characterised by short, quick, low effort shifting, helped by multi-cone synchronisers on first and second gears for lighter, more fluid changes.

The Accord i-DTEC is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission specifically designed to cope with the engine's enhanced output.

Manual transmission-equipped Accords are provided with a ‘shift indicator light' or SIL in the centre of the rev counter. This displays ‘up' or ‘down' to provide the driver with optimal gear shift points. Honda tests have demonstrated fuel savings of as much as 5 per cent by simply following these commands.

5-speed automatic with manual mode

The 5-speed automatic transmission offered on petrol engined models features a wide spread of ratios to maximise off-the-line acceleration and provide relaxed and fuel-efficient cruising.

Its operation is now simpler and more logical to fully exploit its capabilities. So instead of two interlinked gates - one for conventional operation in auto and a parallel gate for sequential shifting - the new design is a simple ‘P R N D S' gate. Slot the gear lever into Drive and the Accord will provide conventional automatic changing; if you momentarily want a more urgent response then you can simply change down a gear using the steering wheel paddles, and once the car is identified as returning to cruising mode, the system reverts back to automatic operation.

Alternatively you can move the shift lever to S mode for sportier change points and added engine braking effect. Using the steering wheel paddles in S mode provides a sequential shift mode, allowing manual shifting and gear hold. To heighten control and driver involvement, the shift logic in manual mode delivers quicker, firmer shifts than in fully automatic mode.

To help protect the engine and drivetrain from damage, an array of preventative features are active when the transmission is in manual mode. In second, third and fourth, the logic changes, and the transmission ECU cuts off fuel flow to the engine if there is a possibility of over revving.

In the rare situation where the fuel cut-off alone is unable to prevent engine over revving (as could happen on a steep downhill) the transmission will change up to prevent engine damage. And finally, when changing down, the transmission won't execute a driver-commanded downshift that would send the engine beyond the redline in the lower gear.

The system will also automatically select first gear as the Accord comes to a stop, to prevent pulling away in a high gear.

A further enhancement of the latest automatic gearbox is a kick-down ‘click' system. Instead of a vague stab of the pedal to initiate the kick-down mechanism, the driver is given a clear indication of the point in the accelerator pedal's travel at which the gear change will operate - once a ‘click' is sensed, a further slight movement of the foot will initiate the down change.

A graphic of the shift lever position is provided in the centre of the rev counter dial for added convenience.

Grade Logic Control

When in automatic mode, the transmission incorporates an advanced Grade Logic Control System and Shift Hold Control, both of which work to reduce gear 'hunting' and unnecessary changes.

Grade Logic Control alters the shift schedule when travelling uphill or downhill, reducing shift frequency, and improving speed control. Throttle position, vehicle speed and acceleration/deceleration are continuously measured, then compared with a map stored in the transmission computer. The Grade Logic Control System then determines when the car is on a hill; if this is the case, the shift schedule is adjusted to automatically hold the transmission in a lower gear for better climbing power or increased downhill engine braking.

Shift Hold Control keeps the transmission in its current (lower) ratio when the throttle is quickly released and the brakes are applied (such as when decelerating to enter a corner). Shift Hold Control leaves the chassis undisturbed by excess shifting during spirited driving, ensuring that abundant power is immediately available without a downshift, maintaining momentum and allowing rapid acceleration out of a corner.

The use of low friction clutches for all gears and the super-thin, highly efficient torque converter in the 5-speed automatic transmission contributes to the Accord's excellent fuel economy.

CHASSIS

  • All-new platform with wider track;
  • New front double wishbone suspension and rear multi-link suspension on both saloon and Tourer;
  • Variable rate dampers;
  • High rigidity body;
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) for even greater security;
  • EPS rack and pinion steering;
  • New Motion Adaptive EPS provides steering inputs for stability;
  • Ventilated disc brakes front and rear with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist;

Building on the smooth ride and precise, stable handling of their predecessors, the saloon and Tourer share an all-new platform and all-new double wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension

Sharper, more responsive handling with a flatter ride, designed to reward the enthusiast driver, is matched to greater ride comfort and refinement, while good straight line stability and a solid steering feel about the centre position ensure confidence-inspiring high speed stability. The high rigidity body provides an ideal suspension platform.

The front suspension geometry has been configured to reduce pitch under braking compared to the previous Accord, while a larger compliance bush enhances ride comfort.

Similarly the rear suspension is designed to minimise lift under braking. Featuring two diagonal links, three lateral links and a high rigidity bearing, it is tuned to match the Accord's quicker steering responses and contributes to a nimble yet solid feel.

Lowered centre of gravity and higher roll centre

Lowering the engines and fuel tank within the Accord platform has helped to shave 18 mm off the car's centre of gravity, improving cornering stability. And greater roll stiffness results from the 75 mm wider front and rear tracks.

Furthermore, the suspension geometry has been set up to raise the new Accord's roll centre axis (the point about which it rolls during cornering).

Since the amount of body roll is related to the distance between the roll centre and the centre of gravity (if they were at the same height, the car would not roll at all) the aim is to raise the roll centre relative to the centre of gravity. Suspension design plays a key part in determining the location of the roll centre and by optimising the hypothetical suspension arm length, the chassis team have achieved a higher roll centre axis, while minimising suspension jack-up.

The result, in simple terms, means passengers can enjoy a stable, flat ride, minimal body roll, linear cornering feel and a high level of controllability at all times.

Greater ride comfort

Contributing to a comfortable, smooth ride are an increased suspension rebound travel front and rear, larger compliance bushes in the front suspension and a floating rear subframe capable of greater absorption of bumps and road noise.

The Accord features dampers utilising internal deflector plates, a first for a production Honda vehicle. While most conventional dampers are tuned to provide a compromise between ride comfort and sporty handling at different speeds, the new Super Progressive Valve is engineered to provide ideal damping rates at both low and high speeds.

With a typical suspension unit, damping forces rise with the speed of damper compression, such as occurs when the vehicle encounters road irregularities at high speed. This can cause significant ride harshness and noise that reduces passenger comfort and enjoyment. However the new dampers are tuned to provide the ideal damping rates for comfort and smoothness at low speeds, while also limiting the maximum damping forces to reduce ride harshness at higher speeds.

In this way the Accord provides a wider range of comfortable ride quality and exceptional road holding under a wide variety of driving speeds and conditions.

Deflector plate technology

Honda's new dampers automatically adjust compression damping characteristics to suit the vehicle speed, cornering forces and road surface. The dampers use an ingenious "deflector plate stack" that deflects when the compression forces reach a certain level, such as when encountering a large bump or dip in the road at high speeds. When these severe forces act on an ordinary damper, oil cannot move quickly enough through the damping orifices and the effective damping rate climbs, resulting in an excessive shock transmitted into the vehicle body.

With the new system, when severe conditions are encountered, the plate stack deflects, allowing oil to pass through at a higher rate and in essence "capping" the damping rate at a preset level. This markedly reduces the shock transmitted into the body while enhancing handling stability and road holding.

While the amount of oil passing through the damper orifices always remains consistent in different situations, the Accord's system allows an increased flow rate in extreme situations, thereby limiting the maximum damping rate. Deflection of the plate stack is carefully calibrated and controlled by spring pressure behind the plate stack. The simplicity of the new system also means that no electronics or movable valves are required.

A key contributor to the Accord's chassis dynamics is the body/platform rigidity. As a result of careful analysis of the body structure, the rear suspension vertical rigidity is increased by 20 per cent, while front suspension horizontal rigidity is increased by 35 per cent, compared to the previous model. Similarly, torsional body rigidity is up by 20 per cent.

Enhanced braking

Greater stability when slowing from high speeds and a more rigid feel characterise the new Accord's braking system. Excellent stopping power is delivered by larger brake callipers and discs.

The system includes Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), anti-lock braking and Brake Assist, the latter helping drivers apply full braking pressure in an accident avoidance situation.

EPS on all models

An advanced, speed sensitive Electric Power Steering system is now used across the Accord range. The axial system features a high output, low inertia brushless motor with greatly enhanced rigidity which provides excellent steering feel at higher speeds for a sense of stability and confidence. In particular, the on-centre feel is very precise and linear, with no discernible 'dead spot'. A quicker steering ratio has also been adopted in keeping with the Accord's more agile chassis characteristics.

Vehicle Stability Assist

All Accords have Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system which is designed to assist the driver in maintaining control during cornering, acceleration and sudden manoeuvres by applying braking to the right or left hand wheels as necessary and managing the engine torque systems.

New for the latest generation of Accord is an additional safety system known as Motion Adaptive EPS in which the VSA, working in conjunction with the Electric Power Steering system, initiates steering pulses to prompt the driver to steer intuitively.

At its simplest level, VSA has a traction control function whereby it detects wheel slip under acceleration and coordinates the use of braking and engine torque to regain traction. In situations where the driven wheels are on surfaces with different levels of traction, such as a partially wet road surface, the system applies braking action to the wheel that's slipping, allowing the tyre with better grip to move the vehicle. In addition, the system reduces engine output to minimise wheelspin.

By monitoring input from a series of vehicle sensors, VSA calculates a predicted range of vehicle response while constantly monitoring the vehicle's actual response and the driver's control inputs. If the actual response is outside the predicted response range, as when cornering forces exceed the tyres' performance, VSA automatically intervenes with corrective action.

In the case of oversteer (which may lead to a spin), VSA applies braking to the outside wheel to counter the yawing tendency. On the other hand, if understeer is detected, VSA applies braking to the inside wheel and reduces engine power to turn the car back on to the intended course.

An indicator light flashes on the instrument panel while the system is actively enhancing the stability of the vehicle. A cockpit switch to the side of the instrument panel is provided to disable the VSA.

Motion Adaptive EPS

A stability system which automatically initiates steering inputs aimed at prompting the driver to steer in the correct direction in situations where the car is threatened with instability is the latest addition to Honda's dynamic safety systems armoury.

Called Motion Adaptive EPS, it relies on the integration and networking of the VSA and EPS systems and is standard on Accord models.

Typical situations are where low grip, slippery conditions cause the car to understeer or oversteer when entering a corner or during sharp braking where the performance is affected by a road surface which has different friction coefficients - for example where it is dry on one side and slippery on the other because of, say, wet leaves or snow and where there is a danger of the car becoming unsettled as a result of the overbraking of a wheel.

The VSA sensors immediately identify the instability and via the EPS a steering impulse in the required direction is initiated.

The input from the EPS is barely noticeable and represents just a small amount of steering wheel movement; control of the steering remains with the driver at all times. But this supporting steering torque is enough to prompt the driver to act intuitively and to choose the optimum steering movement - steering into the skid when oversteering or prompting greater steering movement into the turn when understeering.

This steering support and the driver's reaction as a result is enough to regain stability or to shorten braking distances, allowing control to be maintained.

Towing weights raised

Towing weights have also been increased and while that of the 2.0 litre remains at 1500 kg with a braked trailer, it rises to 1600 kg for the 2.4-litre models and 1700 kg for 2.2 iDTEC models.

Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) is fitted to all models in the Accord range to enhance driver's safety when towing. The system is an enhancement of the Honda Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system which detects when the trailer is starting to oscillate while being towed at speed. TSA utilises a combination of torque reduction and individual wheel braking to bring the car and trailer back under full control.

APPENDIX I - ACCESSORIES

Sports exterior accessories

For the saloon, front and rear sports bumpers are offered with matching side skirts in a new sports package. For the Tourer, the rear sports bumper is replaced by a rear add-on underspoiler. These sports bumpers and skirts can be combined with a front sports grille and an aerodynamic boot spoiler (only for saloon), all available in the car's bodywork colour. In addition to the body accessories, Honda Accessories has developed a new range of alloy wheels including sporty and premium 18" designs.

Interior accessories

The car's interior can be personalised with metal or wood-effect interior exchange panels and come with matching gear shift knobs. A perforated leather sports steering wheel further enhances interior ambience.

Child seat safety

This year, a new version of the largest child seat (Group 2&3) will be available which can be secured in the car using Isofix anchors, providing quick, easy and proven security for children up to twelve years old.

New Rear Entertainment System

The new portable Rear Entertainment System compliments the style of the Accord's interior and is installed in the back of the front seat(s). Importantly the new system does not interfere with the function of the active headrests. It offers the option of adding a second monitor on the passenger side. A compact remote control is included & wireless headphones are available in two sizes.

New Honda Compact Navigation System

The newly developed widescreen portable navigation system is also designed to complement the car's interior. Its attachment fits perfectly to the dashboard; no more suction cups falling down and almost no wiring on show. It includes full European mapping, and the latest European Points-of-Interest including a complete list of Honda car & motorcycle dealers. The unique anti-glare back reduces distracting windscreen reflections. Extra features include Bluetooth wireless technology, WMA/MP3 function, JPEG viewer & audio book player.

Saloon Exclusive

A new trunk room pack adds to the practical side of the Accord. This package has been specially designed for the saloon's boot. It includes a cargo net, a side pocket and hooks that attach to the underside of the rear shelf to hang your shopping bags.

Tourer Exclusive

The Tourer also benefits from a range of highly practical accessories to organise luggage and protect the boot interior. A cargo space divider and a dog guard make the most of the available space, while a tailor-made boot tray, a cargo mat and a boot edge protection mat, reduce wear and tear. To hold luggage in place there's also a tie down belt, a cargo net and a boot side net.

ACCORD SALOON TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE

2.0 SOHC i-VTEC

2.4 DOHC i-VTEC

2.2 i-DTEC

Engine type

R20A3

K24Z3

N22B1

Bore x stroke

mm

81×96.9

87×99.0

85×96.9

Capacity

cc

1997

2354

2199

Compression ratio

10.6

11.0

16.3

Max power

PS/kW

156/115

201/148

150/110

@ rpm

6,300

7,000

4,000

Max torque

Nm

192

234

350

@ rpm

4,300

4,500

2,000

Fuel system

PGM-FI

PGM-FI

Common Rail

Fuel rating

UNLEADED(95)

UNLEADED(95)

DIESEL

ELECTRICAL

Battery

Ah

12V-45Ah

12V-45Ah

12V-74Ah

Alternator

A

12V-105A

12V-105A

12V-105A

TRANSMISSION

Gear ratios MT/AT

1st

3.266/2.785

3.266/2.651

3.933/-

2nd

1.884/1.684

1.884/1.613

2.037/-

3rd

1.297/1.128

1.361/1.081

1.297/-

4th

1.023/0.772

1.023/0.772

0.975/-

5th

0.829/0.592

0.829/0.566

0.777/-

6th

0.720/-

0.686/-

0.634/-

Reverse

3.583/2.000

3.583/2.000

4.008/-

Final

4.388/4.437

4.764/4.437

3.550/-

SUSPENSION

Front

Double wishbone, coil spring, variable gas pressurised shock absorbers, anti-roll bar

Rear

Multi-link, coil spring, variable gas pressurised shock absorbers, anti-roll bar

STEERING

Type

Electric, power-assisted, rack and pinion

Turning circle at body

m

5.85m

5.86m

5.86m

at wheel

m

5.49m

5.49m

5.50m

Turns, lock to lock

2.61

2.61

2.61

BRAKES

Front

Ventilated disc

Rear

Disc

WHEELS AND TYRES

Wheels

16x6.5

17x7.5

16x6.5

Tyres

205/60 R16

225/50 r17

215/60 R16

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHTS, CAPACITIES

2.0 SOHC i-VTEC

2.4 DOHC i-VTEC

2.2 i-DTEC

Overall length

mm

4726

4726

4726

Overall width

mm

1840

1840

1840

Overall height

mm

1440

1440

1440

Wheelbase

mm

2705

2705

2705

Front track

mm

1590

1590

1590

Rear track

mm

1590

1590

1590

Ground clearance

mm

150

150

150

Luggage space VDA

litres

460-467

460-467

460-467

Kerb weight MT/AT

kg

1414-1514/1443-1544

1484- 1575/1518-1607

1540-1632/-

MMax. permissible weight MT/AT

kg

1935/1960

1995/2030

2030/-

Max. towing weight braked MT/AT

kg

1500/1500

1600/1600

1700/-

unbraked MT/AT

kg

500/500

500/500

500/-

Max. trailer nose weight

kg

75

75

75

Max. roof load

kg

60

60

60

Fuel tank

litres

65

65

65

PERFORMANCE

Maximum speed MT/AT

km/h

215/212

227/227

212/-

Acceleration M/T/AT 0-100 km/h

secs

9.3/10.7

7.8/9.5

9.6/-

FUEL CONSUMPTION *

(93/116/EC)

Urban MT/AT

l/100km

9.4/10.2

11.9/12.0

7.3/-

Extra urban MT/AT

l/100km

5.9/5.9

7.0/6.6

4.6/-

Combined MT/AT

l/100km

7.2/7.5

8.8/8.6

5.6/-

CO2 emissions MT/AT

g/km

170/178

209/204

148/-

ACCORD TOURER TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE

2.0 SOHC i-VTEC

2.4 DOHC i-VTEC

2.2 i-DTEC

Engine type

R20A3

K24Z3

N22B1

Bore x stroke

mm

81×96.9

87×99.0

85×96.9

Capacity

cc

1997

2354

2199

Compression ratio

10.6

11.0

116.3

ax power

PS/kW

156/115

201/147

150/110

@ rpm

6,300

7,000

4,000

MMax torque

Nm

192

234

350

@ rpm

4,300

4,500

2,000

Fuel system

PGM-FI

PGM-FI

Common Rail

Fuel rating

UNLEADED(95)

UNLEADED(95)

DIESEL

ELECTRICAL

Battery

Ah

12V-45Ah

12V-45Ah

112V-74Ah

Alternator

A

12V-105A

12V-105A

12V-105A

TRANSMISSION

Gear ratios

MT/AT

1st

3.266/2.785

3.266/2.651

3.933/-

2nd

1.884/1.684

1.884/1.613

2.037/-

3rd

1.297/1.128

1.361/1.081

1.297/-

4th

1.023/0.772

1.023/0.772

0.975/-

5th

0.829/0.592

0.829/0.566

0.777/-

6th

0.720/-

0.686/-

0.634/-

reverse

3.583/2.000

3.583/2.000

4.008/-

final

4.388/4.437

4.764/4.437

3.550 /-

SUSPENSION

Front

Double wishbone, coil spring, variable gas pressurised shock absorbers, anti-roll bar

Rear

Multi-link, coil spring, variable gas pressurised shock absorbers, anti-roll bar

STEERING

Type

Electric, power-assisted, rack and pinion

Turning circle at body

m

5.85m

5.86m

5.86m

at wheel

m

5.49m

5.49m

5.50m

Turns, lock to lock

2.61

2.61

2.61

BRAKES

Front

Ventilated disc

Rear

Disc

WHEELS AND TYRES

Wheels

16x6.5

17x7.5

16x6.5

Tyres

205/60 R16

225/50 r17

215/60 R16

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHTS, CAPACITIES

2.0 SOHC i-VTEC

2.4 DOHC i-VTEC

2.2 i-DTEC

Overall length

mm

4740

4740

4740

Overall width

mm

1840

1840

1840

Overall height

mm

1470

1470

1470

Wheelbase

mm

2705

2705

2705

Front track

mm

1590

1590

1590

Rear track

mm

1590

1590

1590

Ground clearance

mm

150

150

150

Luggage space VDA
(to window line)

litres

406-672

406-672

406-672

Kerb weight MT/AT

kg

1432-1585/1462-1613

1489-1640/1524-1672

1559-1702/-

MMax. permissible weight MT/AT

kg

1990/2015

2050/2085

2100/-

Max. towing weight braked MT/AT

kg

1500/1500

1600/1600

1700/-

unbraked MT/AT

kg

500/500

500/500

500/-

Max. trailer nose weight

kg

75

75

75

MMax. roof load

kg

80

80

80

Fuel tank

litres

65

65

65

PERFORMANCE

Maximum speed MT/AT *

km/h

212/210

222/222

207/-

Acceleration M/T/AT 0-100 km/h

secs

9.4/10.8

7.8/9.6

9.8/-

FUEL CONSUMPTION *

(93/116/EC)

Urban MT/AT

l/100km

9.8/10.7

12.3/12.5

7.5/-

EExtra urban MT/AT

l/100km

5.9/6.0

7.1/6.8

4.9/-

Combined MT/AT

l/100km

7.3/7.7

9.0/8.9

5.9/-

CCO2 emissions MT/AT

g/km

173/183

215/211

155/-

** In-house data


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Re: CLIFF NOTES: it has much better features than U.S. spec TSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-08-2008 21:09
Re: CLIFF NOTES: it has much better features than U.S. spec TSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-09-2008 06:15
Re: CLIFF NOTES: it has much better features than U.S. spec TSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-08-2008 14:35
Re: CLIFF NOTES: it has much better features than U.S. spec TSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-08-2008 15:44
Re: CLIFF NOTES: it has much better features than U.S. spec TSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-08-2008 14:50
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04-08-2008 23:30
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04-08-2008 23:53
Re: CLIFF NOTES: it has much better features than U.S. spec TSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
AK
04-09-2008 00:01
Re: CLIFF NOTES: it has much better features than U.S. spec TSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
CarPhreakD
04-09-2008 00:18
Re: CLIFF NOTES: it has much better features than U.S. spec TSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
Powered by Honda
04-09-2008 00:46
Re: CLIFF NOTES: it has much better features than U.S. spec TSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
VTECRacer
04-08-2008 22:19
Re: CLIFF NOTES: it has much better features than U.S. spec TSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
04-09-2008 20:04
Re: CLIFF NOTES: it has much better features than U.S. spec TSX   (Score: 1, Normal)
Colin
04-08-2008 13:44
Fuel economy   (Score: 1, Normal)
danielgr
04-08-2008 14:02
Re: Fuel economy   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
04-08-2008 14:36
Re: Fuel economy   (Score: 1, Normal)
danielgr
04-08-2008 14:45
Re: Fuel economy   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
04-08-2008 17:04
Re: Fuel economy   (Score: 1, Normal)
6SPDTL
04-09-2008 10:56
Re: Fuel economy   (Score: 1, Normal)
h2power
04-09-2008 11:13
Re: Fuel economy   (Score: 1, Normal)
danielgr
04-08-2008 15:34
Re: Fuel economy   (Score: 1, Normal)
Honda-D
04-08-2008 16:14
Re: Fuel economy   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
04-08-2008 16:27
Re: Fuel economy   (Score: 1, Normal)
CarPhreakD
04-08-2008 17:23
Re: Fuel economy   (Score: 1, Normal)
danielgr
04-09-2008 19:31
Re: Fuel economy   (Score: 1, Normal)
Colin
04-08-2008 14:30
True max luggage capacity of Tourer??   (Score: 1, Normal)
98EX4cyl
04-08-2008 22:27
Re: True max luggage capacity of Tourer??   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
04-09-2008 05:10
Re: True max luggage capacity of Tourer??   (Score: 1, Normal)
danielgr
04-09-2008 09:12
Re: True max luggage capacity of Tourer??   (Score: 1, Normal)
98EX4cyl
04-09-2008 09:58
Re: True max luggage capacity of Tourer??   (Score: 1, Normal)
danielgr
04-09-2008 11:01
Re: True max luggage capacity of Tourer??   (Score: 1, Normal)
80honda
04-08-2008 23:56
TSX Tourer alternative A4 Avant   (Score: 1, Normal)
98EX4cyl
04-09-2008 00:54
Re: TSX Tourer alternative A4 Avant   (Score: 1, Normal)
cyisalwayshungry
04-09-2008 01:45
Re: TSX Tourer alternative A4 Avant   (Score: 1, Normal)
Powered by Honda
04-09-2008 00:44
body kits..   (Score: 1, Normal)
cat in the baby
04-08-2008 13:49
It's about time they improved the shock absorbers   (Score: 1, Normal)
iceman6
04-08-2008 14:39
Re: It's about time they improved the shock absorbers   (Score: 1, Normal)
PGH
04-08-2008 15:00
Re: It's about time they improved the shock absorbers   (Score: 1, Normal)
danielgr
04-08-2008 15:41
Re: It's about time they improved the shock absorbers   (Score: 1, Normal)
_Alex_
04-08-2008 16:09
Re: It's about time they improved the shock absorbers   (Score: 1, Normal)
CarPhreakD
04-08-2008 16:08
Just what I want - a big dummy light   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
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