Honda Launches All-New Legend


The new Honda Legend

14th August, 2006

Honda Australia has launched the new, fourth-generation, Legend sedan with the most powerful road-going Honda engine ever and a revolutionary Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive system for exceptional handling and driving prowess.

Powered by a 3.5-litre V6 VTEC engine with 217 kW and 351 Nm, the Legend achieves a fuel economy figure of 11.8 litres per 100km and meets Euro-4 emissions controls.

A five-speed automatic with Sequential SportShift, paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control ensures perfect harmony with engine revs at all times and in all conditions.

Honda’s new Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SHAWD) system is a world first, varying torque not only between the front and rear wheels, but also between the left and right rear wheels for surefooted handling on all road surfaces.

The Legend is equipped with state-of-the-art safety features, including front, side and curtain airbags, an Advanced Compatibility Engineering structure, fold-out headrestraints, Vehicle Stability Assist, ABS brakes. Debuting on Legend is a new Honda Pedestrian Pop-Up Bonnet system designed to reduce pedestrian head injuries in an accident.

Further enhancing the Legend’s safety features is the Active Front Lighting system, which swivels the headlights when the steering wheel is turned, allowing the driver to see further around corners.

The Legend also has a host of luxury features, including heated leather seats; two driver’s-seat memory settings; power seats, windows and mirrors; a GPS-linked dual zone, dual more climate control and a reversing camera.

Honda’s new Legend will be on-sale from 18th September.

The Legend is available in one variant from $74,500 (RRP) and is comprehensively equipped, featuring:

  • A 3.5 litre SOHC V6 VTEC engine
  • 217 kilowatts and 351Newton metres
  • 11.8.litres per 100km, meets Euro 4 emissions and runs on 95 RON fuel
  • A 5 speed automatic with sequential shift via steering wheel mounted shift paddles or the gear lever and grade logic control
  • Super Handling All Wheel Drive
  • 4 channel ABS with EBD and Brake Assist
  • 320mm front vented disc/310mm rear vented discs
  • 17” alloy wheels with an alloy temporary spare
  • Front double wishbone suspension
  • Rear multilink suspension
  • Vehicle Stability Assist
  • Dual stage front airbags
  • Side airbags
  • Front and rear Curtain airbags
  • Two way electric Sunroof
  • Cruise control
  • Drive by wire throttle
  • Leather interior
  • 8-way power seat (driver and passenger)
  • Power lumbar support (front seats)
  • 2 memory settings on the drivers seat
  • Dual stage heated front seats
  • GPS linked, solar sensing, dual zone, dual mode, automatic climate control system.
  • 3 powered rear headrestraints
  • Leather gear lever knob
  • Security alarm
  • Reversing Camera
  • Foot operated park brake
  • Powered tilt and telescopic steering wheel, with memory setting
  • Twin exhausts
  • Rain sensor wipers
  • Side turn indicators in door mirrors
  • Power retractable door mirrors
  • Auto tilt reverse mirror
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Auto up/down power windows (x4) with anti-entrapment
  • Sunroof open and close by the key
  • Power windows open and close by the key
  • 4 spoke leather steering wheel
  • Audio steering wheel controls
  • Rear electric sunshade
  • Side sunshades
  • Seatbelt reminder for all passengers
  • HID headlights with auto setting
  • AFS (Active headlights)
  • Headlight washers
  • Fog lights
  • High intensity rear fog light
  • 2 speed wipers with variable intermittent and auto settings
  • A 6 CD Stacker AM/FM radio with MP3, DVD Audio & WMA capability
  • 10 speaker sound system
  • Glass antenna
  • Active noise control
  • External Temperature Gauge

Honda Legend
The new Honda Legend

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