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 Date: January 30, 2003 08:29
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Honda Europe
 Credibility Rating: N/A


On sale on 7 February, the all new Honda Accord will stir up the quality middleweight sector with its breathtaking mix of style and sophistication

It has been a long wait since last September when Honda’s sleek new Accord first met public gaze at the Paris Motor Show. Since then more than a hundred motoring journalists have driven the car, many more have written about it. Already it has notched up a handful of magazine group test wins….

Now comes the ultimate test, what the customers think of it. From 7 February, they will be able to see, feel and get behind the wheel of the new Accord at their local Honda dealership. They will be able to smell the leather, examine the paintwork lustre and judge for themselves the superb engineering integrity of the new Accord.

And, then there’s the driving experience….

Honda believes that the car stands side by side with the all of the ‘quality’ opposition, including the Audi A4, Rover 75, Saab 9-3 and VW Passat ranges, and yet it will have generous specification levels and a very competitive entry level price of just £16,495.

The range comprises five distinct models, 2.0 SE, 2.0 Sport, 2.0 Executive, 2.4 Type S and 2.4 Executive. All are exceptionally well equipped with items such as alloy wheels, dual zone climate control, outside temperature indicator, six-speaker CD audio systems and blackout 3D dashboard illumination standard across the range. And all feature front, side and the largest side curtain SRS airbags in class.

A summary of the launch model line up appears below:

2.0 SE

2.0 Sport

2.0 Executive

2.4 Type S

2.4 Executive

Price – Manual

Auto

£16,495

£17,495

£17,495

£18,495

£18,995

£19,995

£19,095

N/A

£21,095

£22,095

Transmission

5-speed man or
5-speed auto

5-speed man or
5-speed auto

5-speed man or

5-speed auto

6-speed man

6-speed man or

5-speed auto

Engine

1998cc
i-VTEC

1998cc
i-VTEC

1998cc
i-VTEC

2354cc
i-VTEC

2354cc
i-VTEC

Power PS @ rpm

155 @ 6000

155 @ 6000

155 @ 6000

190 @ 6800

190 @ 6800

Torque Nm @ rpm

190 @ 4500

190 @ 4500

190 @ 4500

220 @ 4500

220 @ 4500

Max speed, mph

(auto)

138

(134)

136

(134)

136

(134)

142

(-)

142

(142)

0-62mph accel, sec (auto)

9.6

(10.6)

9.2

(10.6)

9.3

(10.7)

7.9

(-)

7.9

(9.0)

Fuel Consumption

mpg (auto)

 

 

 

 

 

Urban

28.0

(25.0)

26.4

(23.7)

27.4

(23.9)

22.2

(-)

22.1

(20.6)

Extra urban

47.9

(46.3)

43.5

(44.1)

45.6

(44.8)

40.9

(-)

40.9

(40.9)

Combined

38.2

(35.3)

35.3

(33.6)

36.7

(34.0)

31.4

(-)

31.0

(30.1)

CO2 g/km

(auto)

176

(189)

182

(200)

182

(196)

214

(-)

216

(223)

Service interval

12,500 miles or 12 months

Warranty

3 years / 90,000 miles; 3 years paintwork; 6 years corrosion;
3 years AA breakdown cover

Insurance Group (ABI)

11

11

11

14

14

2.0 SE

2.0 Sport

2.0 Executive

2.4 Type S

2.4 Executive

EQUIPMENT

 

 

 

 

 

Power steering

(electric)

(hydraulic)

(hydraulic)

(hydraulic)

(hydraulic)

ABS / EBD brakes

Twin SRS airbags

Side SRS

Curtain SRS fr/rear

Engine immobiliser

Alarm

(Perimetric)

(Perimetric)

(Ultrasonic)

(Ultrasonic)

(Ultrasonic)

Remote c/locking

Deadlocks

Alloy wheels

15in

16in

15in

16in

16in

Dual zone climate ctr

Electric sunroof

 

 

Electric windows x4

Electric mirrors

Ext temp gauge

Split rear seat 60/40

Twin ISOFIX mounts

CD Tuner with RDS

(6 speakers)

(6 speakers)

(8 speakers)

(6 speakers)

(8 speakers)

6 CD changer

 

 

 

DVD Sat Navigation

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Stability assist

 

 

 

 

F Fog lights

 

Cruise control

 

Leather upholstery

 

 

 

Leather s/wheel

 

8-way power seat

 

 

 

Mesh grille

 

 

 

Rain sensing wipers

 

 

 

HID headlights

 

 

 

 

Headlamp washers

 

 

 

Twin chrome exhaust

 

 

 

Body kit

 

 

 

 



Last edited by Tuan on February 13, 2003 15:54

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