Thursday, February 14, 2008

New Honda Accord Euro 2008 (Details and Photo)

Honda has released a collection of 4 photos of the new European Honda Accord as a teaser before the car is unveiled to the public for the first time at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. We get to see the Tourer’s front and rear, the sedan’s rear, and a shot of the car interior which looks rather similiar to the American Accord/Japanese Inspire at first glance, then you notice the more gadgety meter panel with integrated LCD displays in the center of the dials, as well as the different more vertically-shaped air cond vents.
The 2.0 liter petrol engine in the Honda Accord Euro will be putting out 156 PS, and the 2.4 liter engine will be putting out 200 PS at 7,000rpm and 233Nm of torque at 4,500rpm which is up from 190 PS and 223Nm of torque in the previous generation Accord Euro - This 2.4 liter engine in the Accord Euro is a higher powered version compared to the low compression 170 horsepower version that we get locally in our previous generation facelifted Accord. The 2.4 liter has also had its engine’s compression ratio upped from 10.5:1 to 11.0:1. A 2.2 liter i-CTDi turbodiesel engine option is also available naturally, with 150 PS and 350Nm of torque - 10 PS more than before.
A new feature in the Accord Euro is called Motion Adaptive EPS, which detects instability in slippery conditions both during cornering and under braking and automatically creates steering inputs prompting the driver to steer in the correct direction. It is not an outright override of the driver’s inputs but more of a supportive steering torque to prompt the driver to act intuitively.

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