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Manual thrills for Honda fans

2006-09-01 08:20
The car was previously only available with an automatic transmission, the well specified 2.4 litre i-VTEC derivative of the Accord is now available with the highly praised six speed manual gear box.

Conceived as a competitor in a hotly contested market segment where, traditionally, German makes have ruled, the Accord Manual Executive is a luxury sports sedan unashamedly aimed at true driving enthusiasts.

Aside from a size advantage over its rivals, the Honda Accord has a long list of standard luxury and convenience features.

Luxuary feautures

This includes a top-class sound system, remote controls on the steering wheel, climate control, remote selective central locking, electric windows and cruise control.

Additional luxury specifications on the Executive model include an electric sunroof, electrically adjustable and heated leather seats, headlight washers, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and a 6 CD front loading CD player. Auto dipping rear view mirror and auto headlights are also standard.

The exterior is sporty and dynamic, with state-of-the-art front and rear bumpers, reinforcing the Accord's reputation for exceptional dynamic ability.

This, coupled to effortless cruising and top speed ability thanks to a remarkably low 0,26 drag coefficient, allows the vehicle to further improve on fuel efficiency, wind noise and road holding.

The Accord's 2,4 litre twin-cam 16-valve motor delivers 140kW of power at 6 800 r/min and maximum torque of 223 Nm at 4 500 r/min.

With outstanding grip and feel through power-assisted rack and pinion steering and - in true Honda style - the Accord is a driving experience that puts much more expensive executive cars to shame.

The new addition to the Accord line-up is competitively priced at R245 000. A 5-year/100 000km service plan and comprehensive 1-year roadside assistance programme are standard with the vehicle. Service intervals are every 15 000 km.

Model Line Up:

Honda Accord 2.4 Type S R225 000
Honda Accord 2.4 Executive Manual R245 000
Honda Accord 2.4 Executive Auto R255 000

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