Honda Accord (Japan and Europe seventh generation)
Seventh generation series CL7/8/9
Japan and Europe
|Also called||Honda Accord Euro (Australia and New Zealand)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door sedan (JDM chassis no. CL7 & CL9)
5-door wagon (JDM chassis no. CM2 & CM3)
|Engine||2.0L i-VTEC K20A4
2.0L i-VTEC K20A6
2.0L i-VTEC K20Z2
2.4L K24A3 I4 (AUS, NZ, Japan & Europe )
2.4L K24A4 I4
2.4L K24A8 I4
|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)
|Predecessor||Honda Accord (Japan sixth generation) CF3/4/5 CL2/3
Honda Accord (Europe sixth generation) CG7/8/9 CH5/6/7/8
|Successor||Honda Accord (Japan and Europe eighth generation)|
The seventh-generation Honda Accord for the European and Japanese markets is a mid-sized sedan and wagon, produced by Honda from 2002 to 2007. It competed with the Opel/Vauxhall Vectra, Ford Mondeo, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda 6 and the Toyota Avensis, and upon its launch in October 2002 it won 2002-03 Japan Car of the Year.
This generation of the European and Japanese Accord, previously separate models, were consolidated into one version designed to be more competitive in the European market. It became a top seller in its class in Australia, where over 45,000 sedans were sold between 2003 and 2008. The car was also exported to the United States and Canada, where it was sold as the Acura TSX. Outside North America the first Honda-built diesel engine was offered. In the Japanese market, the Accord was merged into the Torneo range to compete against the Mazda Atenza and Subaru Legacy.
A variant of the larger North American Accord was sold in Japan as the Honda Inspire to compete in the entry-level luxury sedan class. (In markets where both versions of the Accord are sold, such as in New Zealand and Australia, the smaller Japan/Europe-type car is called Accord Euro to distinguish it from the larger North American model.
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