About Honda Accord
For several generations, the Honda Accord has been known as Honda Inspire in Japan and China. Honda has been producing a range of cars since 1976. The Accord name has been used on many different cars around the world, including coupes, family cars, hatchbacks, and the Crosstour crossover. Since its inception, Honda has offered different body styles and versions of the Honda Accord model. And often, the cars sold under the name in different regions at the same time vary considerably. However, the tenth-generation Honda Accord sedan, with similar exterior dimensions, is once again a large model with 123 cubic meters of interior space. Many tests have proven the Honda Accord to be one of the most reliable cars in the world.
The Honda Accord has topped Car and Driver magazine's Top 10 list 36 times. And in 1989, it became the first imported car to become America's best-selling car. By 2020, more than 18 million Accord models had been sold. The first generation Honda Accord was launched on May 7, 1976, as a three-door hatchback. The engine was equipped with the company's patented HVAC technology to meet the increasingly stringent emissions standards being introduced in Japan. The Honda Accord sold well thanks to its reasonable size and fuel efficiency. It was one of the first Japanese sedans to have standard cloth seats, intermittent wipers, and an AM/FM radio. In 1978, the LX hatchback was introduced with air conditioning and power steering.
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The EF1 engine was complemented by the 72 hp EK1 engine with a 5-speed GK-5 transmission or the 68 hp EK1 engine with a 2-speed transmission. And it was replaced in some markets. Technically, the sedan was the same as the hatchback, with the same wheelbase. However, the rear trunk was large enough for a rather long trunk. In North America, only minor changes were introduced for the 1981 model year, including new fabrics and some new color combinations. Livorno beige was replaced by Oslo ivory. Dark brown was dropped, as was metallic brown. A little later, in 1981, a four-door SE model appeared with Novillo leather seats and electric windows. The color was NH-77M Glacier Grey, and the interior was gray. The same smaller mirror with a black plastic remote control was on the base hatchback and four-door LX and SE models.
The dashboard was redesigned, and the verbal warning signs and dashboard markings were mostly replaced with pictograms. The gearshift was redesigned and fitted with a stronger spring to prevent unintentional shifting into reverse, and the 1976 to 1980 gearshift was replaced with a spring-loaded lever. The requirement for standardized headlamps in the United States was dropped in late 1983. Still, North American Accords continued to use sealed headlamps until the introduction of fourth-generation models in 1989. They were among the first cars in Japan to use computer-controlled fuel injection with one injector per cylinder. It was introduced on the ES series engine on May 24, 1984. In 1985, the special model returned as SE-i, taking advantage of the last year of production of the second generation.