This is a fast, progressive car that knows how to handle the corners. The effortless way the latest Honda Accord Euro applies the acceleration and power is exciting. Built for the driving enthusiast, the Honda Accord Euro satisfies. A stiffer chassis and a lower centre of gravity hint at how well the new Accord Euro corners, and extra power has been given up front.
Great dynamic looks provide sexy lines which capture plenty of sporting flavour. Inside the Accord Euro are very supportive seats with either a luxury cloth or leather finish. Elegance is the word that comes to mind to describe the chrome touches, gentle curves, blue illumination and well-organized layout.
Practical and beautiful the Honda Euro sews up safety and drives home one of the top buys in the mid-sized sedan bracket. You’ll enjoy this one.
Honda is a magnificent Japanese marque. The beauty of the new Honda Accord Euro is they have produce a car that has all the style, finesse and quality of a classic European drive as well as that all important Asian reliability. You could call this car “Eurasian” if that didn’t conjure up images of odd, quirky and obscure vehicles from the former Soviet Republic. Because the Honda Accord Euro is not odd, not quirky and is definitely not obscure.
For a start off, the Honda Accord Euro has won a huge range of awards and industry reviews, from being voted New Zealand Car of the Year shortly after its launch in 2003 to being named the BBC’s Top Gear Medium Car of the Year.
In the Honda Accord Euro, the nose and xenon lights (in the Honda Accord Euro Luxury model; the basic version has halogen lights) are sharply pointed and give a very clear message of speed and purpose. The fresh look makes the Euro look a little different from other car makes and is certainly a class leader in design. Chrome trim, mirrors and alloy wheels complete the sophisticated package.
Sink into the voluptuous embraces of the seats – either cloth trim for the standard Honda Accord Euro and leather for the Luxury model – and you’ll be looking at a very well-appointed interior. Dual zone climate control makes your ride comfortable, while the classy 6 speaker audio system that incorporates an AM/FM tuner with a 6-CD in-dash stacker is a pleasure to listen to and easy to control with the steering-wheel mounted audio controls. Cruise control is standard on both versions, as is the 10 amp power outlet and the multi-information display screen that even monitors the outside temperature.
The sleek and swift styling of the Honda Accord Euro is matched with the higher rated 2.4-litre engine that develops 148 kW at 7000 rpm and has on tap 234 Nm of torque at 4300rpm for the manual version. The five-speed automatic boasts 148 kW at 7000 rpm and 230 Nm at 4200 rpm. A refined five-speed semi automatic is available in the Honda Accord Euro, but the six-speed manual transmission is quick. On the right stretch of road you can fly, as the Honda Accord Euro runs beyond a surefooted 225 km/h. A 0-100 km/h time of around 8 seconds shows that this car is made for driving with lots of verve, and the sports suspension set up is magnificent under pressure. With the smart 18-inch alloys being shod with 235/45 rubber, and the sports suspension, this car feels like it is on rails. When you review the economy, you’ll find it’s good too, with a combined figure of 8.9 litres/100 km.
The fabulous Honda Accord Euro grabbed my attention when I first saw it turning at the lights. It is a gorgeous design and I have no doubt this is one very successful and desirable car. I will add that I would love to see the diesel powered Honda Accord be made available to the Australian and New Zealand buyer. Europe has this joy. I’ve heard it’s a goodie – with it’s Honda Accord Euro styling and over 130 mph potential as well as a combined economy figure of 51.4 mpg, it should be.
Even so, the latest Honda Accord Euro we have over here is pretty darn good – excellent, in fact. Travel in style with the Honda’s new Accord Euro.
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