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Honda Launches Second Generation Accord Euro - (Australia)

June 23rd, 2008
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More engaging and agile, more dynamic styling, lower, wider, longer, with improved performance and more luxurious - welcome to the second-generation Honda Accord Euro.

Honda's all-new second-generation Euro offers sporty styling, greater refinement and luxury, with a comprehensive package of safety systems together with
excellent dynamic capabilities and strong environmental credentials in the form of a Euro 4-emissions compliant engine.

Significantly wider, slightly lower and longer, the styling adopts a more chiselled design, with pronounced muscular wheel-arches that emphasise the car's wider
track and gives the Euro a distinctive, strong stance with a solid, planted feel.The distinctive nose and more flowing lines deliver a tauter, more athletic shape.

The 2.4-litre engine is more powerful, delivering 148 kilowatts (up from 140 kilowatts) at 7000 rpm and peak torque of 234 Nm (up from 223 Nm) at 4400 rpm (manual transmission). Its sporty performance is all the more remarkable given the improved fuel economy - now just 8.9l/100km (down from 9.1l/100km manual transmission and 9.4l/100km automatic transmission).

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

When launched in 2003, the Euro reinvigorated the Honda brand thanks to its blend of sporty performance, quality and refinement. And now, some five years and around 45,000 sales later, the second generation Euro is set to further invigorate the Australian medium vehicle segment.

Main Features

Euro
• 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC engine EURO4
• 148kW @ 7000rpm/234Nm @ 4400rpm
• 95 RON
• 6-speed manual transmission/5-speed automatic transmission (with paddle shift and Grade Logic Control)
• Dual zone climate control air conditioning
• Rear vent
• Height adjustable headlight beam
• Climate control glove box and console
• Electric power steering
• Tilt and telescopic steering
• Leather steering wheel
• Dual front airbags
• Front side airbags
• Curtain airbags
• Front active head restraints
• ABS brakes
• Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
• Cruise control
• Security alarm
• 17 inch alloy wheels
• Full size spare wheel
• Automatic up/down windows (all positions)
• Reverse tilt door mirror (passenger only)
• Heated door mirrors
• Halogen headlights
• LCD multi-information display
• 6CD premium audio
• Steering wheel audio controls
• Auxiliary jack
• 10 speakers
• 5 x 3-point seatbelts, the rear with Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)/Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
• Seatbelt reminder
• Height adjustable lumbar support (manual)
• Passenger seat back pocket

Euro Luxury
Same as Euro, plus
• Sunroof
• Leather interior
• Heated seats
• Driver and front passenger 8-way power seats
• Driver memory seat
• Driver seat back pocket
• 18 inch alloy wheels
• Temporary spare tyre
• Auto dimming mirror
• Rain sensor wipers
• HID headlights
• Automatic on/off headlights
• Front fog lights
• Front and rear parking sensors
• Adjustable headlight beam
Euro Luxury Navi
Same as Luxury, plus
• Satellite Navigation
• Reversing camera

What’s New

Euro - At a glance
• All-new platform
• More dynamic, sporty styling
• Refined interior with carefully selected materials and outstanding fit and finish
• Euro 4 compliant engine
• More powerful 2.4 litre engine
• 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel paddles for manual changing
• Front and rear double wishbone suspension, wider track and lower centre of gravity for improved handling
• VSA now complemented by Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering for even greater security in slippery conditions
• World debut at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show; sales commence late June

Euro
• 148kW @ 7000rpm/234Nm @ 4400rpm
• Rear vent
• Climate control glove box and console
• Electric power steering
• Curtain airbags
• Front active head restraints
• 17 inch alloy wheels
• Automatic up/down windows (all positions)
• Reverse tilt door mirror (passenger side/automatic transmission only)
• Heated door mirror
• Auxiliary jack
• 10 speakers
• Seatbelt reminder

Euro Luxury
• Driver and front passenger 8-way power seats
• Driver memory seat
• 18 inch alloy wheels
• Temporary spare tyre
• Automatic on/off headlights
• Front and rear parking sensors

Euro Luxury Navi
• Satellite Navigation
• Reversing camera

Honda Accord Euro Price List - as at 19 June 2008

  Manual Automatic
Accord Euro $32,990 $34,990
Accord Euro Luxury $39,990 $41,990
Accord Euro Luxury Navi $42,990 $44,990

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