Honda's Diversity on Show in Sydney


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Honda Accord 30th Anniversary

17th October, 2005

Star attractions on Honda's stand at Sydney's 2005 Australian Motor Show include the launch of the 30th Anniversary Honda Accord and CR-V Special Edition, the all-new Honda Legend and two concept cars.

As the worlds largest engine producer (approx.19 million in 2004) a vast range of Honda power is on display including a 25cc (360 degree usability) compact brush-cutter engine, an ultra quiet 350cc four-stroke marine engine, a three-litre i-VTEC engine, and an (Integrated Motor Assist) IMA engine from the Civic Hybrid, while at the other end of the spectrum there is the 3-litre V10 Formula One engine which produces in excess of 685 kW and the newly developed Honda HF118 jet engine.

30th Anniversary Honda Accord
One of Honda's most popular global models turns 30 this year.

Based on the popular Accord VTi, the 30th Anniversary model boasts the powerful 118 kW, 2.4-litre DOHC 4-cylinder model engine and 5-speed automatic transmission.

To enrich the prestige theme, the 30th Anniversary model also receives leather interior, 8-way electric driver’s seat, rear spoiler, parking sensors and exclusive badges.

The 30th Anniversary Accord VTi is on sale from 1st November for $31,990.

Honda CR-V Special Edition
With more than 1.7 million CR-Vs sold in 160 countries since its introduction in 1995, (over 75,000 in Australia since 1997), the popular CR-V Special Edition has been introduced to offer even greater value for this favourite in the Honda lineup.

Extras include alloy wheels, roof racks, nudge bar and rear parking sensors along with exclusive badges. A total of 750 CR-V Special edition models will be produced.

The CR-V Special Edition sells for $31,590 for the 5 speed manual and $33,590 for the 5-speed automatic version.

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2006 Honda Legend

Honda Legend
Having already been displayed at Melbourne’s International Motor Show in March, it’s now Sydney’s turn to get a sneak-peak at Honda’s all-new Legend at the Australian International Motor Show.

Honda introduced the Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system in the award winning Legend which will on sale in 2006.

The four-door sedan’s sleek exterior and high-tech interior is certain to whet show-goers’ appetites with its combination of performance and comfort.

The Legend’s Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive System (SH-AWD) is the first all-wheel drive platform that automatically distributes the optimum amount of torque not only between the front and rear wheels but also between the left and right rear wheels.

The system delivers exceptional driving performance and cornering stability as well as enhanced traction on all surfaces.

The Legend’s 3.5-litre VTEC V6 engine has 221kW and 352Nm torque coupled with a 5-speed sequential shift automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifts.

The all-new Legend is due for release mid-2006.

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Honda Integra Mugen Concept Car

Honda Integra Type S Mugen & Honda Odyssey Mudulo
The Honda stand will also display two sporty concept models to gain public reaction to modified versions of Honda’s people mover, the Odyssey and the sporty Honda Integra Type S.

The Integra Type S has been given the once-over by the famed ‘Mugen’ tuning house while the Odyssey has been developed in association with Honda’s own Modulo special vehicles division.

Integra Type S Mugen
The Integra has been a favourite among sports car drivers for many years now and this new Integra Type S modified with Mugen components takes the sports concept a step further.

The Integra Type S Mugen components include;

  • Sports Suspension
  • 17" inch wheels with 215/45/R17 tyres
  • Sports Exhaust System
  • Body kit:
    • Sports bonnet
    • Replacement front bumper bar
    • Side skirts
    • Rear under spoiler
  • Engine Components:
    • Sports air intake system
    • Red valve cover
    • Reservoir installation socks
    • Carbon fibre spark plug cover
    • Metal oil filler cap
  • Sports pedals
  • Leather handbrake cover
  • Alloy shift knob

Honda Odyssey Modulo
To give the sleek Odyssey an even racier look the following items have been added:

  • 18” wheels with 225/45/R18 tyres
  • Sports suspension
  • Sports front & rear bumper bars
  • Side skirts
  • Rear spoiler
  • Sports exhaust
  • Fog lights

Neither the Odyssey Modulo nor the Integra Type S Mugen are available for sale at present.

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Honda Odyssey Modulo Concept Car

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