Globally there was a 1. Visibility from the driver's seat and passenger seat was better due to the lower instrument panel design of the front window and a large windshield. Archived from on 25 March 2009. The Accord has been on the list a record 30 times. In North America, the Accord coupe and hatchback models were offered instead. At its introduction in 2003, it won the Award for a record third time. The sedans received restyled shortened taillamps with inverted amber turn signal and backup light positions.
The 4-cylinder engine also utilized a timing chain instead of a timing belt. The exterior was designed by Shigeo Ueno in 1989. This F22B2 engine was rated at 130 hp 97 kW up from 125 hp 93 kW the previous generation. However, the European Accord did not spawn an station wagon nor a coupe version, Honda instead opting to import the coupe and station wagon Aerodeck versions of the North American Accord. Initial planning done by Honda for what would become the Accord was for a sporty competitor in the market, at roughly the size of a contemporary , powered by a six-cylinder engine. Recaro seats and a leather-trimmed Momo steering wheel.
The Accord nameplate has been applied to a variety of vehicles worldwide, including , , , and a. Because this generation was also sold as the Honda Vigor, the Accord received the hidden headlamps. This 12-valve, 1,829 cc 1. It thus became too wide to fit within the in Japan, where its role was to be partially taken over by the slightly narrower second-generation sold at Honda Primo Japanese dealerships and sold at Honda Verno. The Aero Deck was only available in Japan at dealerships as a variation of the Accord. Archived from on 16 April 2014.
This model was also sold in Japan as the from 2003 to 2008. Supplies were tight, as in the Eastern states, the wait was months for a Graphite Gray sedan, a then-popular color. More rounded bumpers, a slightly modified front fascia which was originally exclusive in the V6 models in 1995 with new signal lights and rear taillamps gave the Accord a softer look. Automobil Revue '80 in German and French. The front and rear received a more rounded and updated look.
Features for the 96—97 Accord SiR models sedans, coupes and wagons included the same as above while adding; optional cruise control, rear window wiper on the sedan, optional leather interior and a colored side molding for the sedan as well. The Accord Euro-R was available to the Japanese Domestic Market and Europe. Sales in Europe were discontinued in 2015. Dark brown was discontinued, as was the bronze metallic. In China, the model got the name Guangzhou-Honda Accord and was sold from 2003 up to December 2009. It had a very striking exterior design styled by Toshi Oshika in 1983, that resonated well with buyers internationally.
An 8-button, 4-speaker Honda-Bose audio system, automatic transmission, leather trim, body colored bumper and body side moldings were standard. In Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore, this car which is assembled in Thailand, is sold as the Accord in left or right hand drive forms. Design inconsistencies in early 1992, caused several alterations to be made until April 1992, when a secondary design freeze took place, ahead of scheduled 1993 production. The coupe and wagon taillamps though still resembled those from the 1990—1991 Accord. They had larger front brakes to compensate for the added weight and unlike other U.
Also noteworthy, all Accords equipped with automatic transmissions used an electronically controlled rear engine mount to reduce low frequency noise and vibration. Production later began at Marysville assembly on 24 August 1993. Although much larger than its predecessor the sedan's styling was evolutionary, featuring the same low slung design and wraparound rear window as the third generation Accord. The Aerodeck was equipped with a four-wheel double wishbone suspension, which gave both a comfortable ride and cornering performance. Archived from on 24 July 2009. At low engine speeds, fluid is routed through the valve damping vibration. It was also released in Canada on October 27, 2017.
Both the sedan and coupe received distinctive 15-inch alloy wheels as well. The cargo handling abilities of the Aero Deck were ceded to the fourth generation Accord station wagon station wagon in 1990. Models were available in Silver, Sky Blue, and Beige. Since its first year in the American market, it also became the best-selling Japanese nameplate in the United States, retaining that position for about 15 years. Production ended at the end of February 2015 for Australia and New Zealand spec models. One notable feature was the. In Hong Kong, this car is made in Japan and sold as the Accord, and in , the Accord is locally assembled.
The Accord saw very few other changes for 1995 with the exception of a few different exterior and interior color combinations. It was the result of a joint effort with the that provided Rover with the 600 series. The AeroDeck returned an aerodynamic value of. The Accord coupe as in the previous generation looked almost exactly like the sedan, and was the last generation of the Accord to offer a wagon variant in North America until the introduction of the Accord Crosstour in 2009. The third generation Accord became the first Honda to employ at both the front and rear ends. The sports car approach to the Accord SiR was aimed at aligning the Accord with the Honda Verno sports sedan that replaced the Vigor, called the a platform mate shared with the. By 1981 power for the 1.
All Accord models received a more ergonomic interior with standard safety features such as dual airbags and reinforced side-impact beams. Japanese-market Accords were unique from all other markets in that they offered adjustable ride height control and side view mirrors installed on the mid-forward fenders. For the eighth generation of the Accord released for the North America market in 2007, Honda had again chosen to move the model further up-scale and increase its size. In 1980 the optional two-speed semi-automatic transmission of previous years became a three-speed fully automatic gearbox a four-speed automatic transaxle was not used in the Accord until the 1983 model year. The Accord sedan went on sale on 19 September 2012 in the United States, with the coupe following on 15 October. A lightened and more sports focused variant of the Japanese car the Accord Euro R was powered by the K20A 2.