Honda Accord (Japan and Europe seventh generation)

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Honda Accord
Seventh generation series CL7/8/9
Japan and Europe
2003-2005 Honda Accord Euro sedan (2011-07-17).jpg
Overview
Also called Honda Accord Euro (Australia)
Acura TSX
Production 2002–2008
Assembly Sayama, Japan
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size
Body style 4-door sedan (JDM chassis no. CL7 & CL9)
5-door wagon (JDM chassis no. CM2 & CM3)
Layout FF layout
Powertrain
Engine

2.0 VTEC K20A4
2.0 VTEC K20A6
2.0 VTEC K20Z2
2.2 i-CTDi
2.4L K24A3 I4 (AUS & NZ)
2.4L K24A4 I4

2.4L K24A8 I4
Transmission 5-speed automatic
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
Dimensions
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)
Chronology
Successor Honda Accord (Japan and Europe eighth generation)
Main article: Honda Accord
See also: Acura TSX

The seventh-generation Honda Accord for the European and Japanese markets was a mid-sized sedan and wagon, produced by Honda from 2002 to 2007.

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.

When this car was in production, it competed with the Opel/Vauxhall Vectra, Ford Mondeo, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda 6 and the Toyota Avensis.

This car won 2002-03 Japan Car of the Year.

Honda Accord Euro R (LA-CL7, 2002 - 2008)[edit]

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.[1] A Mugen Motorsports concept was unveiled in 2009 Pro shop Refill.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "J's Garage Export: Honda Accord Euro R". J-garage.com. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  2. ^ "「無限 ACCORD Euro R」特別展示のご案内". Mugen-power.com. Retrieved 2009-08-09.