Honda Accord (Japan and Europe seventh generation)
Seventh generation series CL7/8/9
Japan and Europe
|Also called||Honda Accord Euro (Australia)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door sedan (JDM chassis no. CL7 & CL9)
5-door wagon (JDM chassis no. CM2 & CM3)
|Wheelbase||2,670 mm (105.1 in)|
|Length||Sedan: 4,665 mm (183.7 in) Wagon: 4,750 mm (187.0 in)|
|Width||1,760 mm (69.3 in)|
|Height||Sedan: 1,445 mm (56.9 in)
Wagon: 1,495 mm (58.9 in)
|Successor||Honda Accord (Japan and Europe eighth generation)|
This generation saw the European and Japanese Accord, previously separate models converge into one version designed to be more competitive in the European market, with the addition of a station wagon and the first Honda-built diesel engine available later in its life. In the Japanese market, the Accord was merged into the Torneo, in an effort to more sharply rival its Japanese sport sedan contemporaries such as the Mazda Atenza and Subaru Legacy, with a variant of the larger North American Accord being sold in Japan as the Honda Inspire to compete in the entry-level luxury sedan class.
The wheelbase and outside dimensions of the Accord grew in outside dimensions slightly, falling out of the size 5 tax band in Japan.
In some markets where both versions of the Accord are sold, such as in New Zealand and Australia, the JDM Accord is called Accord Euro to distinguish it from its North American counterpart. It became a top seller in its class in Australia, where over 45,000 sedans were sold between 2003 and 2008. The JDM Accord is also exported to North America and Canada, where it is sold as the Acura TSX.
This car won 2002-03 Japan Car of the Year.
Honda Accord Euro R (LA-CL7, 2002 - 2008)
It included a 1,998 cc (1.998 L; 121.9 cu in) K20A engine rated 220 PS (160 kW; 220 hp)@8000rpm and 206 N·m (152 lb·ft)@6000rpm, 6-speed manual transmission, and 17-inch aluminium wheels with 215/45R17 tires. A Mugen Motorsports concept was unveiled in 2009 Pro shop Refill.
Honda Accord WTCC