Known as the Acura TSX in the states, the Accord hits European dealers in early summer starting with one diesel and two petrol engines.
With the New Honda Accord sedan and tourer (wagon) making official debuts at last months Geneva Motor Show, Honda has finally release the full details. Known as the Acura TSX in the states, the Accord hits European dealers in early summer starting with one diesel and two petrol engines: all new 2.2 liter i-DTEC with 150 PS/110 kW at 4000 rpm, 2.0-litre i-VTEC making 156 PS at 6,300 rpm and the 2.4 liter delivering 201 PS at 7,000 rpm and peak torque of 234 Nm at 4,500 rpm. All three engines get a 6-speed manual transmission as standard while the two petrol units get an optional 5-speed automatic with steering wheel shift paddles.
In the safet category, the Accord receives a couple of electronic drivers aids such as VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) and adaptive steering. Honda is also offering a suite of Advanced Driving Assist Systems (ADAS) such as Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), adaptive cruise control (ACC) and Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS).
Regarding the interior, nothing significant is offered for equipment other than the usual sat nav system, USB port for iPods and power operated tailgate, but the load capacity is class leading. The Tourer's luggage capacity is 406 litres (VDA) with all seats in place. This is one of the best in the sport wagon category. In practical terms, that is sufficient to comfortably accomodate four 46 inch golf bags or four large suitcases. With the seats down and additional 61 liters becomes available.
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