Thursday, February 18, 2010

Honda Accord - Best Selling Japanese Car

Honda Accord is a mid-sized sedan manufactured by the Japanese auto maker Honda. The car has been in production since 1976, and has been selling world wide. Accord was the best selling Japanese car from 1982 to 1997 in the United States. The first generation of Honda Accord was launched as a three-door hatchback with 68 hp (51 kW) and a 93.7-inch (2,380.0 mm) wheelbase. It weighted around 2,000 pounds.

Honda is selling Accord in the fast growing market of India. The company had launched advanced version of the car Accord V6 in March 2009. The overall length of this car is 4950 mm, overall width is 1845 mm, while overall height is 1475 mm. The ground clearance of the car is 155 mm. The kerb weight of the sedan is 1620 kg. The 3471 cc engine of the car delivers a maximum power of 275PS @6200rpm and a maximum torque of 339Nm @5000rpm. The car is equipped with front suspension of independent double wishbone with coil spring & stabilizer, and rear suspension of multilink with coil spring & stabilizer.

The high-end Honda Accord 3.5 V6 Inspire is available in the country with various safety and entertainment related features. The features include air conditioner, power windows, power door locks, power steering, traction control, folding rear-seat, rear wash wiper, tubeless tyres, central locking, steering adjustment, front fog lights and power seats. The safety related features of this vehicle include anti-lock braking system, driver air-bags, passenger air-bags, immobilizer and child safety locks. The entertainment related features include CD player and FM radio.

Honda Accord is available in many versions in the Indian car market. These include Honda Accord 2.4 M/T, 2.4 Elegance MT, 2.4 Inspire MT, 2.4 A/T, 2.4 Elegance AT, 2.4 Inspire AT, 3.5 V6 and Honda Accord 3.5 V6 Inspire. The pricing of the car starts at around Rs. 18,00,000 (ex-showroom New Delhi) for the 2.4 M/T version. The high-end which is 3.5 V6 is sold around Rs. 24,66,000 (ex-showroom New Delhi).

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