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2008 Honda Accord Euro Launched in Australia Photo:
 
 
Steane Klose | Jun, 24 2008 | 0 Comments

Honda has announced the launch of their second generation Accord Euro and it is lower, wider and longer than the previous generation.

Honda's all-new second-generation Euro offers sporty styling, greater refinement and luxury, with a comprehensive package of safety systems together with excellent dynamic capabilities and strong environmental credentials in the form of a Euro 4-emissions compliant engine.

As is usually the case with new generations of previous models the Accord Euro has grown up and out a little. Gone are the previous generation?s softer lines and more compact dimensions. The new Accord Euro is significantly wider, slightly lower and longer, the styling adopts a more chiselled design and sports pronounced muscular wheel-arches.

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Honda have turned up the wick on the 2.4-litre engine which is now more powerful, delivering 148 kilowatts (up from 140 kilowatts) at 7000 rpm and peak torque of 234Nm (up from 223Nm) at 4400 rpm (manual transmission). Improvements to the efficiency of the engine have not only yielded more kilowatts, fuel economy has also improved - now 8.9L/100km (down from 9.1L/100km manual transmission and 9.4l/100km automatic transmission).

Changes to the 2.4-litre engine include a compression ratio increase from 10.5 to 11.0:1, larger diameter valves, revised valve timing and reduced exhaust system pressures.

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Originally launched in 2003, the Euro's blend of sporty performance, quality and refinement has seen around 45,000 units sold over five years.

Main Features

Euro

? 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC engine EURO4

? 148kW @ 7000rpm/234Nm @ 4400rpm

? 95 RON

? 6-speed manual /5-speed automatic (with paddle shift and Grade Logic Control)

? Dual zone climate control air conditioning

? Rear vent

? Height adjustable headlight beam

? Climate control glove box and console

? Electric power steering

? Tilt and telescopic steering

? Leather steering wheel

? Dual front airbags

? Front side airbags

? Curtain airbags

? Front active head restraints

? ABS brakes

? Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)

? Cruise control

? Security alarm

? 17 inch alloy wheels

? Full size spare wheel

? Automatic up/down windows (all positions)

? Reverse tilt door mirror (passenger only)

? Heated door mirrors

? Halogen headlights

? LCD multi-information display

? 6CD premium audio

? Steering wheel audio controls

? Auxiliary jack

? 10 speakers

? 5 x 3-point seatbelts, the rear with Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)/Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)

? Seatbelt reminder

? Height adjustable lumbar support (manual)

? Passenger seat back pocket

Euro Luxury

Same as Euro, plus

? Sunroof

? Leather interior

? Heated seats

? Driver and front passenger 8-way power seats

? Driver memory seat

? Driver seat back pocket

? 18 inch alloy wheels

? Temporary spare tyre

? Auto dimming mirror

? Rain sensor wipers

? HID headlights

? Automatic on/off headlights

? Front fog lights

? Front and rear parking sensors

? Adjustable headlight beam

Euro Luxury Navi

Same as Luxury, plus

? Satellite Navigation

? Reversing camera

What?s New

Euro - At a glance

? All-new platform

? More dynamic, sporty styling

? Refined interior with carefully selected materials and outstanding fit and finish

? Euro 4 compliant engine

? More powerful 2.4 litre engine

? 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel paddles for manual changing

? Front and rear double wishbone suspension, wider track and lower centre of gravity for improved handling

? VSA now complemented by Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering for even greater security in slippery conditions

? World debut at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show; sales commence late June

Euro

? 148kW @ 7000rpm/234Nm @ 4400rpm

? Rear vent

? Climate control glove box and console

? Electric power steering

? Curtain airbags

? Front active head restraints

? 17 inch alloy wheels

? Automatic up/down windows (all positions)

? Reverse tilt door mirror (passenger side/automatic transmission only)

? Heated door mirror

? Auxiliary jack

? 10 speakers

? Seatbelt reminder

Euro Luxury

? Driver and front passenger 8-way power seats

? Driver memory seat

? 18 inch alloy wheels

? Temporary spare tyre

? Automatic on/off headlights

? Front and rear parking sensors

Euro Luxury Navi

? Satellite Navigation

? Reversing camera

Honda Accord Euro Pricing

Manual Automatic
Accord Euro $32,990 $34,990
Accord Euro Luxury $39,990 $41,990
Accord Euro Luxury Navi $42,990 $44,990

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