The Honda Accord is a series of cars from Honda since 1976 for its four-door sedan version, which was one of the best selling cars in the United States since 1989, made known. The Accord nameplate has the world on a variety of vehicles, including coupes, wagons, sedan and crossover have been applied.
In 1982, the Accord was the first car from a Japanese automaker, which is produced in the United States when production commenced in Marysville, Ohio at Honda Marysville Auto. The agreement considerable success, especially in America, where he was the best-selling Japanese car for 15 years at the top of its class in sales in 1991 and 2001, with 10 million units sold. Numerous road tests, past and present, rate the Accord as one of the most reliable vehicles in the world.
From the beginning, Honda has offered several body styles and models of the Accord, and often vehicles marketed under the Accord nameplate concurrently in different regions differ significantly. He debuted in 1976 as a compact hatchback, though this style lasted until 1981, as the training was expanded to include a sedan, coupe and station wagon. For the sixth generation Accord in the 1990s was an intermediate vehicle, with one basic platform but with different bodies and proportions to increase its competitiveness against its competitors in the various markets. Was released for the current generation of the Agreement for the North American market in 2008, Honda has again chosen to move the model further upscale and increase its size. This pushed the Accord sedan from the upper limit of what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to define a mid-size car just above the lower limit of a full-size car, with the coupe still averaged over one-size car.
The first generation Honda Accord (1976-1981)
The first generation Honda Accord was on 7 May 1976 as a three-door version with 68 hp, a wheelbase of 93.7 inches and a weight of about 2000 pounds was launched. It was a platform expansion of the first Honda at 162 inches long. The Accord sold well due to its small size and low fuel consumption. He was one of the first Japanese sedan with features like cloth seats, a tachometer, intermittent wipers, and a number of AM / FM. In 1978 an LX version of the sedan was added, came with air conditioning, a digital clock, and power steering. The Agreement, Prelude and closely related, the management was not for vehicles of less than two liters.
Second generation Honda Accord (1982-1985)
He debuted 22nd September 1981 in Japan and Europe, and in North America as a 1982 model, produced this generation Accord in Japan, the first in the United States was also built to be, Honda’s plant in Marysville, Ohio. Since his first year on the U.S. market, but also became the best-selling Japanese brand in the United States, a position he has. 15 years In Japan, called sister model, the Honda Vigor was launched simultaneously with the new agreement into being. Honda can sell this product in different sales channels as Honda Clio, sold the agreement and Honda Verno, which sold the Vigor.
On 24 May 1984, which was one of the first vehicles to the Japanese engineering computer-controlled fuel injection with one injector per cylinder, as well as the injection of fuel into the engine multiple serial ports have known EK L 1.8, known as electronic fuel injection PGM-FI or Honda.
Third generation Honda Accord (1986-1989)
The agreement of the third generation was introduced to Japan 4 June 1985 and in Europe and North America this year. It was a very striking exterior design of Toshi Oshika in 1983 that resonates well with international buyers. A special feature is the retractable headlights. Because this generation was also sold as the Honda Vigor, the Accord was hidden headlights. Japanese traders channel called Honda Honda Verno all had styling elements that helped identify the products are only available at Honda Verno. If the Prelude with hidden lights were updated in 1983, received the Honda Verno level products, such as hides the Honda Integra Vigor, and also spotlight. Ballade CR-X headlights and semi-concealled received in 1983 that seemed to pop up eyebrows. As a result, the Japanese market Honda Accords Verno had a style, but sold Honda Clio dealers recently with the new Japanese luxury sedan Honda Legend and international agreements have created visually aligned with the Prelude, CR-X, and the new Integra. Honda Accord from this generation were concealled without headlights and sells manufactured in Europe.
The agreement of the third generation was the first Honda uses double wishbones at front and rear end design that extends to the legend, the Civic and Prelude in 1987 and the integration of the 1989th Although more expensive than the competition MacPherson strut systems, this setup provided. Better stability and sharper handling of the vehicle All had front stabilizers and upper models had rear stabilizers as well. Brakes were either small 4-wheel double piston with larger 4-wheel with single piston calipers, or a front disc rear drum system. ABS is optional on models with disc brakes on all four wheels, but not in North America. Agreements based model on steel wheels 13-inch wheels fitted with covers more expensive models, the choice of alloy wheels are 14 inches.
Fourth Generation Honda Civic (1990-1993)
Honda Accord Honda Accord 4th Generation, introduced in the “CB” chassis, was unveiled in 1989. Although much larger than its predecessor the sedan style is scalable. With the same design on the ground floor and a rear surround as the third generation Accord The first time was a 3-door is not at international level.
This was one of the first production vehicles in the United States have optical reflectors with completely clear lenses on the headlamps replacing the conventional lens diffused lighting. Unlike most traditional lighting manufacturers of sealed beam headlights, Honda chose to transition to a multi reflector headlight style while maintaining the use of a glass lens instead of plastic. The style reflects the influences of the flagship Honda Legend, as Japanese Accords now sold at Honda Clio dealers, where legend and Honda Inspire, were sold. The growing popularity of the international agreement was increasing in size, which clearly now almost exactly with the legend of the first generation in 1986.
For this fourth generation Accord Honda made significant improvements in the engineering. All agreements that are sold in North America came with a completely new all-aluminum 2.2-liter, 16-valve, electronic injection engine standard replaces the previous 2.0-liter 12-valve model generation previous. Note also equipped with an automatic transmission, all agreements uses a series of electronically controlled rear engine to reduce low frequency noise and vibration. The carrier consists of two liquid-filled chambers, separated by a valve controlled by a computer. At low speeds, the liquid is routed through the damper valve. From 850 rpm, the fluid directed towards the valve, the motor assembly get stiffer.
Fifth generation Honda Accord (1994-1997)
For the first time in the history of the model, Honda has two different versions of the Accord, if the model in the fifth generation version for the European market and has started one for the U.S. and Japanese markets developed. Honda and Rover Group created the Europe Agreement and the Rover 600, a reflection of the past success they had with the Honda Legend and Rover 800.
Sixth generation Honda Accord (1998-2002)
For the sixth generation, Honda split the three different models, designed for the Japanese, American and European. However, the car in North America was deposed, was arrested during the coupe in Japan.
Seventh Generation Honda Civic (2003-2007)
The seventh generation of the Accord was launched in 2002 (2003 model year in North America) to life, and is available in two different versions one for the Japanese and European markets, and the other for North America. However, both were in fact in many other markets, the selling fueled by the popular Cog advertisement for the Accord.
Eighth Generation Honda Accord (2008-2012)
The Honda Accord will be updated for the Japanese and European markets for sale in mid-2008. It is also sold as the Accord Euro in the Australia and New Zealand, and in North America as the Acura TSX. It is available as a sedan and wagon. People’s Republic of China, will sell a version of the sedan under the name Spirior. Production began in August 2009 in China by Dongfeng Honda.
Ninth generation Honda Accord (2013-present)
Honda Accord Coupe Concept unveiled at the Salon of 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In August 2012, the company released the first details about the 2013 Accord Sedan and production versions of the sedan and the coupe is presented the beginning of September 2012. Accord Sedan for sale 19th September 2012 15 in the United States, with the cut surface after October. Parents in Canada for the sedan and coupe models are 24th September 2012 and 1 November 2012. In February 2013, the agreement is expected to enter the Russian market. The Honda Accord ninth-generation Accord offers three engines.