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  • Honda Accord (North America eighth generation)

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    The North American eighth generation Honda Accord is a mid-size car introduced for the 2008 model year. It is also marketed in parts of Asia and as the Honda Inspire in Japan. The size of the 2008 Accord has been increased by in length and in width. As a result, the interior space is also enlarged: an Accord sedan is considered a nearly executive car by EPA standards, having a combined interior space of . The Accord coupe is classified as a mid-size car, as it has a combined interior space of . A hybrid version is no longer offered, as Honda felt their "hybrid system works better on smaller cars".

  • Honda Accord

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    The is a series of automobiles manufactured by Honda since 1976, best known for its four-door sedan variant, which has been one of the best-selling cars in the United States since 1989. The Accord nameplate has been applied to a variety of vehicles worldwide, including coupes, wagons, hatchbacks, and a crossover.

  • Honda Accord (Japan and Europe eighth generation)

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    The eighth generation Honda Accord for Japanese and European markets is a mid-size car. It went on sale in mid-2008 for the 2009 model year. The Japanese-built Accord is also sold in Australia and New Zealand as the Accord Euro. It is also available in US, Canada, and Mexico as the second-generation Acura TSX. From late 2009, it is available as Honda Spirior in China. While not as large as the North American Accord, sold in Japan as the Honda Inspire, this generation Accord is not in compliance with Japanese Governments regulations concerning exterior dimensions, and is not classified as a compact sedan in Japan. Honda revealed some detail shots and a teaser video of the European-spec Accord in January 2008, before debuting it at Geneva Motor Show in March. The new Accord comes in both sedan and wagon forms, offering a host of engine and transmission options. Available engines are the 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre i-VTEC petrol engines, as well as the 2.2-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. All engines come with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the petrol engines get in addition to that a 5-speed automatic transmission. Dimensionally, the Accord has become longer, wider, and lower for a sleek, sporty look, along with sharper body lines and slightly redesigned headlights. Honda has built the Accord on its new ACE body structure, available with a host of new safety features. In Australia, the Euro variant of this model won the prestigious Wheels Car of the Year award for 2008. It also won the South African CAR OF THE YEAR for 2009. For March 2012, Wheels magazine Australia compared 11 mid-sized sedans, and the Accord Euro won top position. This new model competes with the likes of the Audi A4, Citroën C5, Ford Mondeo, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Mazda6, Opel/Vauxhall Insignia, Peugeot 508, Renault Laguna, Skoda Superb, Toyota Avensis, Toyota Camry/Aurion and the Volkswagen Passat as well as the top of the range Volkswagen Jetta in some markets. Production ended at the end of February 2015 for Australian and New Zealand spec models, however there should be enough cars built to last until the end of 2015. Sales end in Europe, Israel, and Turkey also.

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