New Honda Accord is widely available in all markets all across the globe but not domestic one. however finally Honda decided to release it to Japanese market in both Sedan and Tourer variants but only with a 2.4L DOHC V-Tec with 206hp engine.
Press : TOKYO, Japan, December 4, 2008 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales in Japan December 5, 2008, of the all-new Accord and Accord Tourer* models, which feature charismatic styling, exceptional driving performance and advanced safety features such as side curtain airbags and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) as standard equipment on all model types.
Since the introduction of the first-generation Accord in 1976, Honda has continued to evolve this model in consistency with the concept of “harmony between people and the automobile” and by studying the fundamental nature of automobiles using Honda’s original ideas and technologies to continue offering products that create new value for customers around the world. In developing this eighth-generation Accord, which was created with a focus on “advanced quality,” Honda took an uncompromising approach looking at both the essence and details of each area of performance and functionality to dramatically improve the quality of the entire vehicle.
* The Accord Tourer was named for its ability to support an active lifestyle, delivering the highest levels of quality and comfort for interurban, freeway wagon touring.
? The wedge shape and wide stance of the Accord suggest the model’s stable, responsive handling.
? The flowing design and sculpted hatchback area of the Accord Tourer communicate the model’s exceptional drivability.
? The 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC engine achieves both powerful engine performance for dynamic driving and superior environmental performance.
? The 5-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters brings out the dynamic qualities of the engine and expands the fun of driving.
? Noise is thoroughly suppressed to achieve superior quietness and comfort.
?Safety and Environmental Performance?
? Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) works in concert with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) to provide steering assistance for more stable vehicle control.
? Six airbags, including side curtain airbags, are standard equipment on all model types for exceptional safety performance.
? All model types are certified by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as having emissions levels 75% lower than what is required by 2005 standard.
source : Nihon Car