Designing the new Honda Accord: style, sportiness and a premium feel
The style of the car really appeals to me. It is more distinctive, new and premium. The biggest positive change of the new car vs. the current car is the sportiness and the style of the vehicle. The lines are fantastic.
The new car is an evolution of the current car until you see them side-by-side and you actually see that the new one is far more muscular. It's more distinctive. It's got a greater presence than the outgoing car.
The extra width of the car has really worked very well. I just love the wheel arches - the bit that actually creases over the metal. That looks really nice to me. It feels really premium.
17 inch alloy wheels - for the first time, it's got more of a cockpit feel to it. Half-leather seats.
The fascia, dashboard, I think is genuinely premium. It appeals to me personally.
The instrumentation feels good.
One of the objectives of designing the new car was to bring those levels of refinement and quality that you would normally expect to see in the class above, rather than in the D segment. And I think we've absolutely achieved that within the Accord.
And I think that's particularly seen within the Tourer. It's such a close match to the Tourer concept that we showed last year in Frankfurt, and I guess people didn't expect that we would do that. Bright red with the privacy glass - it just looked outstanding.
Katsumi Horikawa - Large Project Leader, Accord Tourer: "The thing that gives me most satisfaction after developing the model is seeing real customers using the product. If they have a car that is worth more than the money that they paid for it, it gives me great satisfaction. "
Design gives us a huge opportunity to appeal to image-conscious user-choosers who are perhaps a little more status-conscious.
When I talk about sporty styling, I'm not saying that we're actually creating an out-and-out performance car. We're not looking to compete with the BMW M3 or the Audi RS4. What we're looking to do is we're looking to provide what the consumer is demanding which is a car that has an involving drive certainly, but looks sporty and fantastic as well. And that's where we've seen the market moving, and we think with Accord we've absolutely achieved that.
Honda - The Power of Dreams.
The Honda Accord Sport GT: sharp handling with performance car style
Honda is always interested in driver feedback, so when company car drivers
asked for an Accord saloon with both advanced technology and sporting
looks, the product planners listened. They created the Sport GT: an Accord
that gives sharp, nimble handling with performance car styling and
The new Honda Accord: comfort, refinement, premium features and technology
The new Accord boasts a more involving drive with improved dynamics,
comfort and stability. This video explains all the premium features you'll
find in the refined Accord.
Immediately you sit in the car, you feel cossetted, you feel part of the
car, there's a cockpit environment. And when you touch every aspect of the
car, the materials feel right, the switches feel solid, there's a positive
movement. And it's those touchpoints that we believe are absolutely
critical to making that driver environment one that the driver believes in,
feels comfortable in and has the real confidence.
For me, the driver position is fantastic. Particularly in the GT form, it
feels sporty, you sit in the driver's seat, you're hugged by the seat, your
steering wheel feels like it's sports-derivative. And then the actual drive
is so involving, you feel at one with the car. It does deliver on that
We focussed very much on delivering dynamics that are best-in-class. So
we've measured it against the BMW 3-series which we believed was up to now,
the best, and I think we've delivered against that.
It is a lovely car to drive. I've driven it many times now. It is in my
opinion a superior product to its predecessor, and will go towards
competing in the premium sector.
Really I think the key is when you drive the car, you're going to feel the
difference. I mean the looks are good but the actual road holding - the
investment that's been made in the new suspension at the back is going to
give it a much more involving drive.
This is a car that not only will deliver comfort and refinement but also
the thrill of what Honda stands for - great engines and a great chassis
with high levels of technology.
I think for customers that driving experience will be something that they
will relish. And that's what part of the Accord refinement is about. A
sporty car but one that is also very very enjoyable to drive.
Honda - The Power of Dreams.
The new Honda Accord: creating an alternative premium car
The latest Accord provides a strong challenge to traditional premium
manufacturers with sportier styling, greater refinement, high specification
and excellent driving dynamics. Find out more about the work and research
that went into the new Accord in this video.
A number of years ago at Honda we began to move the brand further into the
premium segment. That's partly about product, it's certainly about customer
experience - and we believe that actually, the UK consumer's perception of
what is premium is changing.
Traditionally, that has been about the value of possession. In the future,
we think that it'll actually be about the value of experience.
One of the prime reasons for that is - whether it be watches, cars,
furniture or clothing - there's less and less bad product. Therefore what I
think the customer is now wanting to have is experience.
The brand stands for sporty, advanced and distinctive. But the way we
deliver it is actually to engage the customer.
In the UK, the mass market is declining and the premium market is growing.
And therefore it's no surprise that every manufacturer is claiming that
they are going to enter into that premium segment. But I think we're
different. We have credibility in making that statement. We've demonstrated
over the last number of years that we can do that with Civic and we have
done it with CR-V.
We've taken the average selling price of the CR-V from just over £18,000
to about £23,000 and in fact our dealers are comfortably selling diesel EX
with advanced safety pack CR-Vs at around £28,000 and taking trade-ins
from traditional premium brands.
And I think when you sit in the new car and feel the car and drive it, you
can see that we have absolutely delivered on that premium aspect.
The customers we're going to attract into this car will be coming from
existing premium cars. The M Sport from BMW or the S-line from Audi.
One of the key measures of whether you've really made it in the premium
sector or not is residual values. And I think Honda have done a fantastic
job in recent years of building and protecting the residual values of this
product. With the new Accord we set ourselves very ambitious targets for
residual values - we wanted to achieve 42%.
For our key grade which will be the diesel ES GT, we've achieved 43%. And
43% puts us right in the premium sector.
The marketplace is dominated as premium brands by black and silver and grey
monotones, and actually Honda is about warmth and it's about colour.
The perception of an Accord is going to be very, very enjoyable and the
whole experience of ownership is going to be where we're going to
differentiate ourselves from other brands.
We have a great opportunity to actually differentiate ourselves from
everyone else in the marketplace by providing a product - sure - that is
absolutely up there with the traditional brands, but delivering a customer
experience and a consistent customer experience across the country no
matter where our consumer touches the Honda brand.
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Explaining the technology in the new Honda Accord - CMBS, ADAS, Lane Keep Assist and more
The Accord features a suite of sector-leading safety technology, some of
which is completely new to the D-sector. In this video, we describe some of
this technology that's gone into the car and what it does.
"At Honda, we've got a tradition of introducing innovation into our
products. It's absolutely the centre of what we do. The ADAS technology
clearly is leading within the industry but it's not technology for
technology's sake, and it's not technology that takes away the control from
We designed the Accord so the driver feels part of the car, therefore for
us to employ technology that would prevent that in any way just would not
"CMBS is active safety technology. It's based on a sensor which is on the
front of the car and comes into operation if you're travelling too fast in
relation to an object or a car in front of you. It won't necessarily
prevent an accident or stop the car but it'll mitigate that impact.
It's really E-sector executive technology seen in a D-sector vehicle for
the first time and demonstrates the high level of specification available
on the new Accord."
"Lane Keep Assist through a camera system in the car actually monitors your
position within the lane of the road. It certainly provides you with
comfort knowing that if you do just get distracted for that second, it just
gives you that little bit of input onto the steering wheel or the audible
warning or the visual warning that just kind of prompts you to get back
into the zone and get focussed."
"There's also an Adaptive Cruise Control which will help in assisting
driver comfort and reducing driver fatigue. But it's not just these
technologies - the driving position, the seating and the interior have all
been designed to aid driver comfort."
"But actually also technology isn't all for safety - we're introducing on
this car climate control that actually knows where the sun is using the GPS
system on board, and actually that means that it knows where to put the
cooling. So where the sun is on the car it can increase the cooling. So
very much a comfort feature that brings another level to climate control.
"The item that the customer will appreciate most is probably the quality
feeling around the driver, starting with the high quality audio system.
This feature allows the customer to connect a mobile music player such as
an iPod over a USB connection. These are small things but ones that the
customer will appreciate the most."
"Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. There will be a thousand things
that a thousand different customers will like about the car in reality. But
making some of the real high technology accessible in the D sector will
certainly bring in a new customer who is maybe even enthralled by high
technology and I think that will be a winner".
"The Accord will be one of the most advanced cars in its sector."
Honda - The Power of Dreams.
Honda Accord VTEC timing belt and water pump Honda Accord VTEC High Detail How to
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New Honda NSX Concept - Tony Stark Drives One
Honda will be presenting a new concept version of the NSX super car at the
2012 Geneva Motor Show.
NOTE: Acura was a Honda brand only used in America. Therefore the NSX was
known throughout the rest of the world as a Honda vehicle, not an Acura.
Calling this a Honda NSX was not an error, it was how the car was
introduced at the Geneva Motor Show, which takes place in GENEVA,
TheAutoChannel.com has the complete story.
2012 Toyota Camry LE Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Review
In this review, we take a very in-depth look at the 2012 Toyota Camry LE.
The vehicle was provided courtesy of yet another one of our good friends,
Texas Toyota of Grapevine, in Grapevine, TX for us to review. This review
is designed to provide accurate information to both car enthusiasts and
potential consumers alike.
1989 Honda Accord Coupe w/ 249k Miles, Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
A true testimonial to Honda reliability! In this video I give a full in
depth tour of a 1989 Honda Accord Coupe. I take viewers on a close look
through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over
viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself.
I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it
sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to
give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
Honda Accord review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/honda/accord/saloon/review
Excellent build quality and an upmarket interior mean that the Honda Accord
is now a worthy rival to established, executive German saloon cars like the
BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. Honda has a long record of good reliability, and
that hasn't changed with this generation of Accord.
Honda Accord (New 2008)
Test-Drive of Honda Accord 2008 model year. Russian Internet newspaper
Dni.ru http://dni.ru/auto, where i work
Review: 2008 Honda Accord
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There are certain cars that when they are redesigned just seem like a
bigger deal than most others. The all-new 2008 Honda Accord fits that bill.
For many, many years it has been the prototypical family sedan, and there
have been numerous iterations, including wagons, coupes and hybrids.
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According to Honda, the base engine will be a 2.4-liter inline-four with
more than 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. There will be a slight horsepower increase but
considerably more torque, with at least 10 percent better fuel economy. The
CVT models will be available too.
Also, there will be V6 models with re-engineered 3.5-liter engine and
paired it with a new six-speed automatic transmission or an available
six-speed manual gearbox. 2013 Accord will also be offering a two-motor
plug-in hybrid system.
Both sedan and coupe will have increased passenger and cargo space, while
Honda and the Accord continue to lead in fuel economy, safety, and
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2014 HONDA EURO CIVIC 1.6 i-DTEC
Honda Civic all'arrembaggio. E' questo ciò che potremmo dire dopo aver
provato la Civic con il nuovo motore 1.6 diesel. L'avevamo provata in
versione 2.2 i-DTEC la scorsa estate, dove avevamo iniziato a prendere
confidenza con la nona generazione della sempre verde giapponese.
Design assolutamente personale con linee riprese dal settore aeronautico,
la Civic non ammette mezze misure. Il look futuristico può piacere o meno,
in ogni caso non lascia indifferenti. Ben proporzionata, con quel tocco di
sana follia che contraddistingue i progettisti del sol levante: al frontale
basso e sportivo fa da contraltare il posteriore alto e tondeggiante. Per
chi deve verificare la "compatibilità" con il proprio garage, le misure
non cambiano: lunga 4.285 millimetri, larga 1770 ed alta 1472, antenna
Il motore non è l'unica novità tecnica presente sulla nuova Civic i-DTEC
da 1,6 litri. Su questo modello fa l'esordio un nuovo cambio completamente
riprogettato, più leggero e compatto. Il cambio manuale a 6 marce è più
leggero di 7 kg rispetto al cambio della i-DTEC da 2,2 litri e consente al
motore di sviluppare una coppia massima di 300 Nm, secondo quanto dichiara
la casa. Aumenta così l'efficienza del sistema di trasmissione ed il
cambio marcia risulta più scorrevole e preciso.
Sotto il cofano della Civic batte un cuore tutto nuovo. Il 1.6 litri i-DTEC
è infatti il primo motore della serie Honda Earth Dreams Technology ad
essere lanciato in Europa. 120 CV di potenza massima dichiarata con coppia
di 300 Nm @ 2000 giri minuto, ed emissioni di CO2 di 94 gr/km, sono i dati
con i quali si presenta al pubblico. Non solo Civic: il motore diesel 1.6
litri i-DTEC verrà installato anche sul nuovo CR-V durante il 2013, e la
filosofia Earth Dreams Technology sarà applicata in futuro su tutte le
Progettato specificamente per il mercato europeo per rispondere alla
crescente domanda di motori diesel a basse emissioni, il nuovo 1.6 i-DTEC
sarà costruito presso lo stabilimento Honda di Swindon nel Regno Unito.
Per capire l'importanza che il diesel riveste nei piani strategici Honda,
basti pensare che è stata aperta una nuova linea di produzione in grado di
produrre fino a 500 motori al giorno su un programma di due turni: 1 motore
ogni 138 secondi. La nuova linea produrrà sia il nuovo motore 1.6 litri
i-DTEC sia l'attuale motore 2.2 litri i-DTEC.
Il nuovo 1.6 litri i-DTEC è formato da una testata in alluminio e un
monoblocco aperto, anch'esso in alluminio. Pesa 47kg in meno rispetto al
motore 2.2 litri i-DTEC. Tutti i singoli componenti sono stati riprogettati
per ridurre al minimo sia il peso sia le dimensioni. Lo spessore delle
pareti del cilindro è stato ridotto a 8 mm, rispetto ai 9 mm del 2.2 litri
i-DTEC, nello stesso tempo sono stati utilizzati pistoni e bielle più
L'obiettivo principale per gli ingegneri sviluppatori Honda è stato quello
di ridurre l'attrito meccanico del motore 1.6 litri i-DTEC a livelli
equivalenti a quelli di un motore a benzina. Secondo quanto dichiara Honda,
a 1500 giri il 1.6 litri i-DTEC ha circa il 40% i meno di attrito meccanico
rispetto al 2.2 litri i-DTEC.
La quarta generazione di turbocompressori Garrett è dotata di turbina a
geometria variabile e la sua velocità di rotazione è controllata con
precisione dai componenti elettronici della vettura, riducendo così al
minimo il ritardo della turbina e fornendo una combinazione ottimale di
spinta ai bassi e medi regimi di giri, con prestazioni ad alta velocità.
Il turbo ha una pressione di spinta
massima di 1.5 bar.
Il motore 1.6 i-DTEC utilizza un sistema di iniezione solenoide Bosch che
è in grado di funzionare all'alta pressione di 1800bar. Il carburante
viene iniettato ad una velocità maggiore e l'atomizzazione del getto di
carburante è più accurata. Questo migliora la miscelazione del
combustibile con l'aria, risultando in una combustione più pulita ed
efficiente, che contribuisce ad ottenere emissioni e consumi di carburante
Gli ingegneri hanno lavorato anche per migliorare il rendimento volumetrico
dei cilindri, usando delle luci di aspirazione ad alta portata e alta turbolenza che controllano in modo preciso
il processo di combustione per ridurre punti caldi ed emissioni
indesiderate. Il flusso d'aria del motore viene gestito tramite un sistema
EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation), che
funziona a bassa e alta pressione per ridurre le emissioni di NOx.