Same as the North American model, the Inspire receives for the first time in Japan the new 3.5-liter V6 i-VTEC engine which includes cylinder deactivation making 8 more horsepower than the U.S. spec model...

The all-new Honda Inspire sedan, aka Honda Accord in the U.S., makes its Japanese debut tomorrow, December 21. Targeted as a luxury sedan, the Inspire will keep close in price to its predecessor at ¥3,300,000 to ¥3,900,000. Same as the North American model, the Inspire receives for the first time in Japan the new 3.5-liter V6 i-VTEC engine which includes cylinder deactivation making 8 more horsepower than the U.S. spec model at 207kW (280 PS or 276 hp). Visually, no exterior differences can be found. See press release below for full details.

Gallery: Honda Inspire Revealed (JA)