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The new generation Accord line-up will also feature a station ...
The new generation Accord line-up will also feature a station ...
The new generation Accord line-up will also feature a station ...
The new generation Accord line-up will also feature a station ...
The new generation Accord line-up will also feature a station ...
The new generation Accord line-up will also feature a station ...
The new generation Accord line-up will also feature a station ...
The new generation Accord line-up will also feature a station ...
The new generation Accord line-up will also feature a station ...
The new generation Accord line-up will also feature a station ...
The new generation Accord line-up will also feature a station ...
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  • 1. 01 The new Honda Accord • All-new Accord saloon moves range into quality sports segment • Distinctive styling emphasise s unique character • High dynamic stiffness body and low drag coefficient (Cd) of just 0.26 • Extensive standard equipment list • Curtain airbags , dual zone climate control offered on all models • 2.0 and 2.4 litre DOHC i-VTEC engines EU2005 compliant • Outstanding performance / economy balance • 5-speed /6- speed manual and 5-speed automatic transmissions • Enhanced chassis dynamics , 2.4 models with Vehicle Stability Assist • On sale early 2003 • Estate and diesel derivatives to follow Honda s’ chosen features and design criteria for the all-new Accordsaloonfirmlyrepositionit as a leadingcontenderin the qualitysportssaloonmarket. This is an Accordofferinga moreemotional experience,with distinctive styling, greater driving enjoyment from two lively DOHC i-VTEC engines and a tauter, more finely tuned chassis. It is also an Accordoffering a more rational proposition than before,demonstratedby its roomiercabin, increasedlevels of safety, greaterrefinement, superbfit and finish and high fuel efficiency. Running through all these elements is a consistent high quality, evidentin all visual, tactile and aural impressionsand madepossibleby Honda s ’outstandingproductionstandards. 1
  • 2. The newgenerationAccordline- will also featurea station up wagon derivative that – thanks to a series of unique design features – captures the seldom realised goal of matching outstandingpracticality and stylish lines. And newAccordwill see the first application of Honda sbrand new, in- ’ house designeddieselengine . European credentials In an acknowledgementof Europe s’ dominancein the sports sedanmarket,thenewAccord s ’drivingcredentialshavebeen developed extensively within Europe to create a package capableof competingin theinternationalarena. Emphasising the new Accord stechnological sophistication ’ and performance, power is provided by two all- aluminium DOHC i-VTEC engines of 2.0 and 2.4 litre capacity matched to new 5-speed and 6- speed manual transmissions respectively or a 5-speed automatic with SequentialShift. NowfirmlyestablishedwithintheHondaline- up, i-VTEC technologyoffersoutstandingpowerandtorquein all speed ranges plus excellent frugality thanks to the combined effects of VTEC (variable valve timing and lift electronic control) and VTC (variable timing control). Both engines are fully EU2005compliant making them one of the best overall packages in terms of performance, cleanliness andfuel efficiencyin thesegment. The 155 PS (114 kW) 2.0 litre enginedeliverspeak torqueof 190 Nmat 4,500rpm,and, a combinedcycleconsumptionof 37.7 mpg(7.5 l/100 km) andCO2 emissionsof just 179 g/km matchedto the5- speedtransmission. Maximumoutputof the 2.4 litre engineis 190 PS (140 kW) at 6,800 rpm, with torque of 220 Nm at 4,500 rpm. In combinationwith the new6- speedtransmission, it is capable of returning 9.4 l/100km on the combined cycle. Ensuring particularly smoothresponsesto driverinput, this enginealso featuresan electronicor drive- wire(DBW)throttle. by- 2
  • 3. Standing out from the crowd In a marketsegmentnotedfor its conservatism,the Accord s ’ distinctive and stylish design signals its individuality from the outset. Emphasising its sports saloon credentials, the harmoniousproportionsare characterisedby a high curvature glass area and an aerodynamically efficient bluff rear end. Detailingsuchas mirror- mountedindicatorsand chromedoor handlesaddto its uniquecharacter. While the wheelbaseremainsunchanged,overall dimensions are increased,contributingto a morespaciouscabin; indeed the width available to passengers is class- leading and combinedwith the smartnewinterior, makesfor a cosseting, stress free environment. Considerable attention has been directedat the driving environmentand full adjustmentof the highly supportive seats, a steering column adjustable for reachand rake, plus striking‘ ackface instrumentationwith bl ’ back- dials pointto thedriver- lit focusedinteriorphilosophy. An increased specification includes rain sensitive wipers on selectedmodels, an optional DVD satellite navigationsystem with touch screen operation and CD/radio packages offered as standardthroughoutthe range. All Accordsare equipped with dual zone climate control air conditioning, allowing the driver and front seat passengerto select their own preferred temperatureindependentlyof theother. A comprehensive safety package which includes front and side airbagsis nowcomplementedby curtain airbagsto offer enhancedsecurityin the eventof a side impact.Significantly, theseareconsiderablylargerthanmanyothersystemson the marketto maximisetheireffectiveness. Once again Honda fully anticipates strong results for the Accord in the Euro NCAP crash tests thanks to extensive body engineering designed to cope with impact energy in a controlled manner; similarly, the provision of a series of pedestrian protection measures should maintain the company s’ outstanding record to date in this section of the EuroNCAPtests. 3
  • 4. Extensive sound proofing and vibration isolation add to the serenity within the Accord. Additional and more effective sound absorption materials are used extensively throughout the bodyshell and the adoption of a floating front sub- frame significantlyreducesthe levelsof noiseandvibrationreaching occupants. An outstandingfeatureof the Accordis its ability to penetrate the air and a dragcoefficientof Cd 0.26placesit at the very forefront of the D- segment; such wind-cheating properties deliver better refinementand improvedfuel consumption. To put this intoperspective,theworld s ’ lowestdragcoefficientfor a productionroadcaris the HondaInsight, whichachievesa Cd of 0.25. The aerodynamicpackageis matchedby a chassisdeveloped in Europeto providea strongsenseof security,usingHonda s ’ established and respecteddouble wishbone front and 5- link double wishbone rear suspension designs, revised in a numberof key areas.The chassis s ’ effectivenessis helpedby a bodyshell that possesses even higher levels of dynamic stiffness, deliveringheightenedresponsesto driver input and pin- sharpprecisionon the road.2.4 litre modelsalsohavethe addedadvantageof VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist), designed to help the driver maintain control during cornering, acceleration and suddencollision-avoidancemanoeuvres. All models are equipped with ABS, EBD and brake assist as standard. The new Accord is even more environmentally responsible than its predecessor, which introducedthe world s ’ first fully recyclable fascia. The latest model uses even less non- recyclable plastics material, lead usage is down to the bare minimum, while certain components on the car are themselves constructed from recycled plastics. In an illustration of the attention to detail applied to the design, numerous components are subtly reduced in weight - small savingsin isolation,but togetherhighlysignificant. Built in Japan, the Accord saloon offered on sale in Europe will be similar to that on sale in Japan. The US markethas a differentAccordsedanbuilt specifically in the US and tailored 4
  • 5. for theAmericanmarket.Availableat launchas a saloononly, thesimplifiedline- makesits publicdebutat theParis Salon up in September, with sales commencing in early 2003. It will thenbe joinedby the newestatemodeland, laterin the year, theAccordrangebecomesthefirst to be offeredwithHonda s ’ all-new, in-house developed diesel engine. This eagerly awaiteddebutlooks set to redefinecurrentdiesel benchmark criteria. The marketplace The newAccordsaloon is pitchedfirmly at the quality sector of the D-segmentwhich accountedfor 298,000out of a total of 951,000saloonssold in the five largestEuropeanmarkets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK) during 2001. Diesel power accountedfor 61 per cent of the sector. Honda sees the Accord competing with contenders from manufacturers suchas Alfa Romeo,Audi, SaabandVolvo. HONDA ACCORD SALOON 2.0i 2.4i ENGINE 2.0 2.4 DOHC i-VTEC DOHC i-VTEC Cylinders 4 in line Bore x Stroke (mm) 86 x 86 87 x 99 Capacity (cc) 1998 2354 Compression ratio 9.8 10.5 Max power PS/kW 155/114 190/140 @ rpm 6,000 6,800 Max torque Nm 190 220 @ rpm 4,500 4,500 Fuel system Honda PGM-FI electronic fuel injection Fuel rating Unleaded 95 Ron TRANSMISSION Front Wheel Drive Gear ratios 2.0 2.0 2.4 SE Sport/Executive Executive/ Type-S Manual 1st 3.266 3.266 3.533 5
  • 6. 2nd 1.769 1.769 1.880 3rd 1.212 1.212 1.354 4th 0.972 0.972 1.027 5th 0.780 0.780 0.825 6th - - 0.659 Reverse 3.583 3.583 3.583 Final 4.105 4.388 4.388 Automatic 1st 2.652 2.652 2.652 2nd 1.517 1.517 1.517 3rd 1.082 1.082 1.082 4th 0.773 0.773 0.773 5th 0.566 0.566 0.566 Reverse 2.000 2.000 2.000 Final 4.563 4.563 4.437 SUSPENSION Front Double wishbone Rear 5 link double wishbone VSA on 2.4 litre models STEERING Gear Type Rack and pinion electric power assistance (2.0 SE) hydraulic power assistance (all other models) Turns lock to lock 2.85 Turning circle dia (m) 11.5 BRAKES ABS with electronic brake distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist Front Ventilated disc Rear Solid disc Handbrake Mechanical, acting on rear wheels WHEELS AND TYRES 2.0 SE / Executive 2.0 Sport/2.4 Executive/ 2.4 Type-S Wheels 15x6JJ 16x6½JJ Tyres 195/ 65/R15 205/ 55/R16 DIMENSIONS, WEIGHTS, CAPACITIES Overall length (mm) 4665 Overall width (mm) 1760 Overall height (mm) 1445 Wheelbase (mm) 2670 Front track (mm) 1515 Rear track (mm) 1510 Ground clearance (mm) 150 Luggage space VDA (litres) 459 2.0 Man 2.0 Auto 2.4 Man 2.4 Auto Kerb weight (kg) 1320-1420 1360-1460 1390-1420 1450 -1490 6
  • 7. Max permissible weight (kg) 1920 Fuel tank (litres) 65 2.0 SE 2.0Sport / 2.4 2.4 Type-S Executive Executive PERFORMANCE Max speed (mph) (MT/AT) 137 / 134 135 / 133 146 / 144 146 / - FUEL CONSUMPTION (1999/100/EC) Mpg (l/100km) Combined 37.7 / 34.0 35.8 / 33.2 30.1 / 29.1 30.1 / - (MT/AT) (7.5 / 8.3) (7.9 / 8.5) (9.4 / 9.7) (9.4/ - ) CO2 Emissions g/km 179 / 199 188 / 204 224 / 233 224 / - MT/AT) Information correct at time of going to press 7
  • 8. 02 Honda IMA system /Civic Hybrid First established, mainstream vehicle equipped with a gasoline-electric hybrid system to hit the market The new Honda Civic Hybrid making its European motorshow debut at Paris will be the first established mainstream vehicle equipped with a petrol-electric hybrid system to hit the market whenit goeson salein 2003. Based on the Civic 4 door saloon, the Civic Hybrid uses a 1.3 litre i-DSI petrol engine coupled with a thin and lightweight electric motor for enhanced fuel economy and added power whenaccelerating.The electricmotoracts as a generatorduring deceleration and braking, automatically recharging the car s ’ battery pack. The end result is a highly economical, roomy and comfortable 5- passenger saloon that retains all of the Civic family s class- ’ leading safety, performance, refined handling characteristics, reliability and legendary build quality. U.S. City/Highway fuel consumption figures are 47 and 51 mpg respectively (5.0 and 4.6 l/100 km), a 40 per cent increase comparedto a conventionalCivicLX 4 door(U.S. specification). 8
  • 9. Furthercontributingto economyare aerodynamicenhancements that include a refined front bumper, a boot spoiler and under- bodycovers. The background The IMA (IntegratedMotorAssist) hybrid powerunit of Honda s ’ Insight captured the International Engine of the Year award in 2000for its innovative combination of an efficient petrol engine and an electric motor positioned between engine and transmission to provide a simple solution to the seemingly incompatibletaskof combiningbothefficiencyandperformance. The SecondGenerationIMA systemlaunchedin the 2003Civic Hybrid – alreadyon sale in both Japanand the USA – ushersin a newera of high efficiencytransportation, applyingprovenIMA technologyto a mass- producedvehicleon an existingplatform.It builds on the Insight stechnological concepts, but it does so ’ using a significantly different mechanical systempackagedin a bodydesignthatremainssimilarto theconventionalCivic. The principles of IMA Honda s’ patentedIMA conceptis groundedin simplicity - use a highly efficientgasolineengineand supplementthe performance with an electric motor. Also referred to as a ‘ hybrid system ’ becauseit uses twopowersources,IMA allowsthe Civic Hybrid to use a smaller gasoline engine without any significant loss in performance. The system is especially effective when you considerthat accelerationrequiresa significantamountof power and energy (requiring a larger displacement engine at the expenseof overall fuel economy), but the extra displacementis not necessarywhile driving at a constantspeedon a level road (wherevehiclesspendthemajorityof theirtime). The electric motor positioned between the engine and transmission assists the engine when accelerating and recaptures energy when braking or decelerating (regenerative braking),allowingit to operateindependentlywithouttheneedfor an outsidepowersource.WhentheCivic Hybridis coastingor its brakesare appliedwhenthe engineis in gear, its electric- assist motor becomes a generator, converting forward momentum (kinetic energy) into electrical energy, instead of wasting it as 9
  • 10. heat during conventional braking. Energy is stored in the system'sNiMH battery pack locatedbehind the rear seat in the boot. If the charge state of the IMA battery is low, the motor generatorwill alsorechargewhiletheCivicHybridis cruising. New technology In placeof the 1.0 litre 3- cylinderengineof the Insight, the 2003 Civic Hybrid uses a 1.3 litre 4- cylinder i-DSI gasoline engine similar to that used in the new Honda Jazz; it also features a more powerful electric motor, while numerous electrical componentshavebeencombined,lightenedandreducedin size. With its lowfuel consumptionandhightorqueat lowandmedium speedranges,i-DSI technologyis ideal for an IMA application.Its compact dimensions mean that the 1.3 litre engine is shorter thanthe1.7 litreunit usedin theCivicsedan,whichallowsthe10 kW electricmotor/generatorto be positionedbetweenthe engine and transmission within the same amount of engine bay space (833 mm). From front of engine bay to back, the Civic Hybrid powertrain measures 575 mm, slightly narrower than a conventional Civic. Both continuously variable and 5- speed manualtransmissionsareavailable. The Civic ssecond generation IMA system delivers increased ’ performanceand provides enhanced packaging flexibility when comparedto that of the Honda Insight; indeed, performanceis similar to that of a Civic LX 1.7 sedan. Additionally, the IMA batteries and relatedcomponentsutilise minimal cargospacein the trunk, leaving room for items such as two large pieces of luggageor a babybuggy. The ultra- thin DC brushless motor delivers the world's highest output density for an electric motor, achieving30 per cent more torque than that used in the Insight – without any increase in size. This peaksat a particularlyuseful 1000rpm(62Nm). Othersignificantenhancementsof theIMA systeminclude: • New winding methodsfor the motor resulting in greater wiredensity 10
  • 11. • New Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) combines the Power Control Unit (PCU) and the battery pack, which resultsin a 42percentreductionin volume • Within the IPU the combination of the inverter and pre- driverresultsin a 28percentweightsavinganda 39 percentvolumesaving • New high- density silicone wafers in the inverter contributingto 25percentlessheatloss • A newcoolingsystemwhichcombinestwofans into one whileconsuming85percentlessenergyto cool both the battery and the PCU, resulting in a 32 per cent weightreductionanda 20percentvolumereduction • A battery module with reducedresistanceand reduced energylosses, which improvesoutput density by 23 per cent. More welding points between the pole plates and current collector plates contribute to this improvement • A battery box reducedin volumeby 30 per cent and in weightby 6 percent Engine specification comparisons:* 2003 Civic 2002 Civic LX 2002 Honda Insight Hybrid Sedan Displacement 1339cc 1668cc 995cc 11
  • 12. No.of cylinders 4 4 3 Power(gasonly)(hp) 85@ 5700 115 @ 6100rpm 67 @ 5700rpm rpm Torque(gasonly) 87/118 @ 110/149@ 4500 66/89@ 4800rpm (lb ft/Nm) 3300rpm rpm Power(combined)(hp) 93@ 5700 - 73 @ 5700rpm rpm Torque(combined) 116/157@ - 91/123@ 2000rpm (lb ft/Nm) 1500rpm - (MT) (MT) 79/107@ 1500rpm 105/142@ (CVT) 3000rpm (CVT) Compressionratio 10.8:1 9.5:1 10.8:1 MT/ 10.3:1 CVT Fuel economyUS figures CVT 48/47 AT 30/38EPA CVT 57/56EPA (city/highway)(mpg/ (4.9/5.0) (7.8/6.2) (4.1/4.0) l/100km) MT47/51 MT30/38EPA MT61/68EPA (5.0/4.6) (7.8/6.2) (3.9/3.5) Emissions ULEV ULEV ULEV(MT)/SULEV (CVT) * Please note that figures are based on the U.S. specification Civic. VTECcontrolled cylinder idling system The aim of regenerativebrakingis to reclaimas muchenergyas possible during deceleration, and the engine thereforeneeds to provideas little resistanceas possible.In a traditionalengine,the pumpingaction of the cylinders will actually provide a moderate amount of resistance, or ‘ engine braking . The Civic Hybrid ’ therefore features a cylinder idling system which effectively reducesenginedragby closingthe intakeand exhaustvalveson up to three of the four cylinders enabling the pistons to move more freely within the cylinders, thus allowing the generator to provide maximum resistance (instead of the engine) and, consequently,to producemoreelectricity. The systemuses Honda'sVTEC (VariableValve Timingand Lift Electronic Control) technology to close the intake and exhaust valves on up to 3 of the 4 cylindersat enginespeedsas low as 1000rpm. Nitrogen oxides-absorptive catalytic converter Lean air- fuel ratios improve fuel economy and reduce hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx). However, conventional 3-way catalysts are not very effective at converting NOx into normal nitrogen when excessoxygenis present. To keep NOx emissionswithin ULEV levels, Honda engineers developed a NOx- absorptive catalytic 12
  • 13. converter. The catalyst uses a proprietary mixture of platinum and other metals to attract NOx molecules to its surfaceduring lean air- fuel mixturecombustion. Then, when the IMA engine is operatingwith a richerair- fuel ratio, the catalyst combinesthese with the hydrocarbons and CO present in the exhaust to form water vapour, carbon dioxide and nitrogen. The Civic Hybrid achieves ULEV emissions standards. (A SULEV version will be availablein Californiain January2003.) Automatic Idle Stop The gasoline engine is automatically turned off during complete stops under most circumstancesand uses the electric motor to re-start the engine. The Idle Stop featureis not activatedduring the first fewminutesof enginestartupor if the automaticclimate control system is being used in air conditioning mode and "EconomyMode"is not selected. Electronic Instrument Display Since the Civic Hybrid uses a unique powertrain, the vehicle's gaugesand readouts are unique, too. The digital and analogue electronicinstrumentdisplayfeaturesthetraditionalset of meters along with comprehensive IMA readouts. When the ignition is turnedoff, the panels appearblank (black). When the ignition is turned on, the numbers are backlit with high- tech blue and red needlesagainsta black background.A dimmerswitchis located just to the right of the odometer and the gauges automatically adjustto night-timemodewhenthelightsareturnedon. The electronic instrument display allows the driver to monitor more than 23 vehicle systems with the following instrument readouts: • Speedometer(analogue)withlargenumbers • Tachometer(analogue)withlargenumbers • Gear Selection Indicator (CVT only): Displays selected gear - park, reverse, neutral, drive, secondand low mode • Shift Light (MT only): Indicates the correct time to shift for maximumeconomy • AutoStop: Whentheengineturnsoff automaticallyusing theIdle Stopfeature,this lightturnson 13
  • 14. • Miscellaneous Indicator Lights: Oil pressure, low fuel, SRS, EPS, IMA, parkingbrakeandbattery • Odometer with Dual Trip Meters (digital): Displays vehicle mileageand has two trip meters, marked A and B. Mileage display controlled by pushing the Select/Resetbuttonlocatedunderthespeedometer • Fuel Economy Estimator - (digital): Shows numerical estimateof miles per gallon for eithertrip A or trip B mileage • Instantaneous Fuel Economy Meter: Bar graph meter (with numbers) shows an estimate of real time fuel economy • IMA Charge/Assist Meters (LCD): Indicates when the IMA battery is being chargedor whenit is providing electricalpowerassist • IMA Battery Charge Level (LCD): Indicates how much powerthebatteryhasstored • Fuel Gauge(LCD) • EngineTemperature(LCD) 2003 CIVIC HYBRID* 5-speed MT CVT ENGINE Type Gasolinealuminium- lloyin- a line4-cylinder Displacement 1339 1339 Power@ rpm(SAE net/ withIMA) 85@ 5700/ 93@ 5700 85@ 5700/ 93@ 5700 Torque(lb.ft.Nm@rpm/ / 87/118 @ 3300/ 116/157 87/118 @3300/ 105/142 withIMA) @ 1500 @ 3000 CompressionRatio 10.8:1 10.8:1 ValveTrain: SOHC VTEC controlledCylinder VTEC controlledCylinder 8- Valve IdlingSystem IdlingSystem EmissionRating ULEV* ULEV* Fuel System Multi- PointFuel Injection IgnitionSystem "intelligent"Dual & SequentialIgnition(i-DSI) 105,000- ile M Tune- Interval Up ELECTRIC MOTOR / GENERATOR Type PermanentMagnet PermanentMagnet PoweroutputkW/hp@ rpm 10 /13 @ 3000 10 /13 @ 3000 Torquelb.ft.Nm@rpm / 46/62@ 1000 36/49@ 1000 14
  • 15. MotorWidth(mm) 65 65 RatedVoltage 144 144 ELECTRIC POWER CONTROL UNIT (PCU) DC- Inverter(144voltto12 volt) DC ELECTRIC POWER STORAGE BatteryType Nickel- MetalHydride Nickel- MetalHydride (Ni-MH) (Ni-MH) Output 144V(120cells@ 1.2V) 144V(120cells@ 1.2V) RatedCapacity 6.0Ah 6.0Ah Weight(lb) 63 63 TRANSMISSION Type Front- WheelDrive Front- WheelDrive Final DriveRatio 3.600 5.777 GearRatios: 1st 3.461 2.367- 0.407 2nd 1.869 - 3rd 1.241 - 4th 0.911 - 5th 0.710 Reverse 1.955 4.226- 3.214 * Please note all figures are based on U.S. specifications. 2003 CIVIC HYBRID 5-speed MT CVT (Cont.) SUSPENSION FrontSuspension MacPhersonstrutandanti- bar(25.4mm) roll RearSuspension Compactdoublewishboneandanti- bar(13.0) roll STEERING ElectricPowerSteering Variable- assistrack- Variable- assistrack- and- (EPS) and-pinion pinion Turningdiameter,kerb- to- kerb(m) 10.6 10.6 BRAKES Power- ssistedfrontdisc/ a reardrumbrakes yes yes 4-WheelAnti- LockBraking System(ABS)with ElectronicBrake Distribution yes yes WHEELS & TYRES Wheels 14x5.5alloy 14x5.5alloy Tyres:All-Season P185/70R14 low-rolling P185/70R14 low-rolling resistance resistance DIMENSIONS (mm) WEIGHTS (kg) CAPACITIES (l) Wheelbase 2621 2621 15
  • 16. Length 4440 4440 Height 1430 1430 Width 1715 1715 Track(front/ rear) 1471/1471 1471/1471 Groundclearance (unladen) 140 140 Groundclearance: (fully laden) 112 112 Vehicleloadcapacity 435 403 Kerbweight 1207 1239 Cargovolume 286 286 2003 CIVIC HYBRID 5-speed MT CVT (Cont.) EPA MILEAGE (City/ Highway) (mpg) 47/51 48/47 (l/100km) 5.0/4.6 4.9/5.0 Fueltank 50 50 Fuel Required UnleadedRegular UnleadedRegular * California Air Resources Board ULEV- certified in California and parts of the Northeast;LEV- ratedin therestof thecountry. *Notethattorqueratingsare differentfor CVT andmanualtransmissionmodels.The engine control unit provides different amounts of power to allow the vehicle to accelerateand performwith a feel appropriatefor the accelerationcharacteristicsof thetransmission. 16
  • 17. 03 Honda celebrates Civic’ s 30 th anniversary with special Type- R It’sthe car that establishedHonda as one of the world s ’ major manufacturers, it becomesynonymous with the success and ’s efficiency of the brand, and over two million have been sold in Europeto date. Now Honda is celebrating the 30 anniversary and global th success story that is the Civic with a special Type- R 30 Anniversary model. Its basis is the rapturously received, th standard Type- the most potent product in the history of the R, range. And to accompany it and as part of the celebrations, Hondais alsointroducinga newCivic3 door1.6 Sportmodel. The Civic Type-R 30 Anniversary th Makingits debutat the Paris MotorShow,this special Type- is R the same no- compromise sports thoroughbred that has rapidly gainediconicstatussincelaunchlast year. But addedexclusivity is provided by a more performance- rientatedinterior restricted o to this limited edition. Seats from world-renownedmanufacturer, Recaro, replace the standard competition- style items for even greatersupportand grip duringenthusiasticdriving, and another manufacturer closely linked to competition cars, Momo, has supplied the Type- 30 Anniversary s R th ’ leather trimmedsteering wheel. The seatsare a strikingred colourthat, togetherwith red doorliningsmakesclearthe car s ’ performanceintent. The tinted 17
  • 18. privacyglassusedfor the rear and rearquarterwindowsaddsto its lean, meanand focusedroad- goingracecar philosophy. And as a final touch, a ‘ 0 Anniversary decal is appliedto celebrate 3th ’ thespecialmilestonereachedby theCivic. The Type- 30 Anniversary continues to offer the same R th exhilarating performance – 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and 235km/htop speed– fromthe mighty200PS (147 kW) 2.0 litre DOHC i-VTEC engine mated to a close- ratio, 6 speed manual gearboxof the standardmodel. Type- specification includes a R chassis with firmer dampers and springs and extra body stiffeningcomparedto therestof theCivicrangeand 205/45 R17 tyres providing outstanding grip and handling. Yet despite thesehigh performancecredentials, it can behavewith absolute docilityin city traffic. Sales of the Type- 30 Anniversary commencein December R th 2002(dependingon market). Type-R – a breed apart Type- – where ‘R stands for racing – is a flag- R ’ bearer for the sporting values of the Civic range. It’salso part of a sub-brand that traditionally encapsulates the company s innovative ’ engineering capabilities and enviable sporting pedigreewithin a unique road car package – the link with Honda smotorsport ’ heritage. All Type- models have the resolute purpose of providing a R sublimedriving experience,aimeddirectly at the enthusiastwho seeks the excitement and purity of a competition car and for whomtotal performanceis paramount.That capabilityis provided through innovative and elegant engineering solutions, with high specificoutputs,pin-sharphandlingandweightsavingfeatures. In Europe, the Integra set the tone with its 190 PS 1.8 litre engine and superb chassis dynamics, followed by the Accord Type- whichappliedsimilar race- R bredtechnologyto the 4 door Accord and became the basis of Honda s ’ successful European Super Touringprogramme. 18
  • 19. Civic 3 door 1.6 Sport The 1.6 Sport is the latest model to join the Civic 3 door line- up and, in keepingwith its Sport moniker,and buildingon its fun- to- drive nature, gains a particularly purposeful appearancethanks to a number of styling cues taken from the Type- These are R. more than cosmetic, however, and each of the additional body panels has been carefully shaped and tested to provide enhanced aerodynamic performance. Type- front and rear R bumper spoilers effectively replace the lower section of the standard bumper panels; and their styling is continued by the new scalloped side sill garnish which distinctively flares just behindthe doorto blendin with the rear wheelarchand, beyond that,therearspoiler. A mesh type front grille, 15 inch alloys, black- plated headlamp sub-reflectors and coloured licence plate and door handle trim complete the sporting appearance. A ‘ 0 Anniversary decal 3th ’ similarto thatof theType- 30 Anniversaryis alsoapplied. R th Insidethe 1.6 Sport, the strikingexterioris mirroredby a Type- R steering wheel, leather shift knob, and white instrument faces withblacksurround. Driving fun doesn tcome at the expense of high fuel bills, ’ however. The excellent torque characteristics of the 1.6 VTEC enginematedto a 5 speedmanualtransmissiondeliverexcellent performancematchedto outstandingeconomy. It’ s anniversary time for Swindon too! Given that it has played such a key role in Civic ssuccess in ’ Europe,it is only fittingthat 2002also marksthe 10th anniversary of Honda s European car plant at Swindon. October 1992 ’ witnessedthe startof Accordproductionthereandit wasin 1995 that the Civic was introduced; over 500,000Civic models have since rolled out of the UK plant. Production currently includes exports to both Japan (Civic Type- and North America (Civic R) Si). 19
  • 20. 04 The Civic story – 30 years in the making 20
  • 21. First generation (1972-1979): 2 door with hatch, 4 door and estate Honda securedits place amongthe world s ’ leading car makers whenin July 1972, thefirst Civicleft theSuzukafactoryin Japan. Worldwideit causeda sensationwith its design, technologyand low fuel consumption. A front- wheel drive, 1.2 litre aluminium transverse engined, hatchback, with independent strut suspension, it came to characterise the archetypal compact vehicle long before the Golf. The initial 54 hp engine was followed for Japan and the US with a 60 bhp 1169cc CVCC stratified charge engine with three valve head, while European modelslater receivedpoweroutputsup to 72 bhp, followedby a 1488ccversionintroducedin 1973. The advanced and typically innovative CVCC or Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion (CVCC) technologywas Honda s ’ solution to the Clean Air Act in the USA and basedon the idea that it is betterto createfewerpollutantsduringcombustionthan it is to remove them within a catalytic converter. A small, high temperature pre- combustion chamber set off a larger, weaker portion of the mixture enabling lean mixtures to be used, producinglesscarbonmonoxideandoxidesof nitrogen. Second generation (1979-1983): ‘ Super Civic’ 3 door, 5 door and estate The secondCivic generationsawexternal dimensionsincreased and the introduction of the first 5 door hatchback. The 1.5 litre 4 cylinder CVCC- engine produced 70 hp at 5,500 rpm. The II 4 speed manual later becamea 5 speed, and the Hondamatic was increasedfrom 2 to 3 speedsin 1981. Three million Civics hadbeenmanufacturedby theendof 1982. Third generation (1983-1987): ‘ Wonder Civic’ 3 door, Shuttle, CRX The fresh, sharp lines of this new ‘Europeanised series ’ represented a major change in direction and the 3 door Civic receivedthe renowned‘ Design- Car- Award1984 fromthe city of ’ Turin andPiemontregion. A significant featurewas the 12-valve light alloy engine fitted to all models. This improved combustion characteristics, reduced 21
  • 22. fuel consumption and provided excellent torque. Engine choice ranged from 1.2 litre (55 horsepower) and 1.3 litre (71 horsepower)to 1.5 litre (85 or 100 horsepower).In 1985 the engineserieswaslargelyswitchedto fuel injectionin conjunction with catalytic converters. The first cat- engine, the 1.5 litre capacityunit, produced90horsepowerat 5800rpm. In particular the CRX became a favourite with the young and youngat heart– a compactsportscoupé whose100 hp 1.5 litre enginedelivered0 to 100 km/haccelerationin under10 seconds and went on to a top speed of 200 km/h. In 1985 Honda developed the model further, installing a 1.6 litre DOHC four valveengine,capableof 130 horsepowerat 6,500rpm. Another innovation well aheadof its time was the Civic Shuttle; with its spacious interior and short wheel- base, it could legitimately be describedas a forerunnerof modern MPVs and certainly a forerunner of the current Stream. From 1985 the Shuttle was equippedwith Real Time 4WD, able to engageall- wheeldriveautomaticallyonly whenrequired. Fourth generation (1987-1991): ‘ Grand Civic’ 3 door, 4 door saloon, Shuttle, CRX This generation saw the introduction of four-valve- cylinder per- enginesacrossall models.For the first timethedoublewishbone suspension system used on the Accord and Prelude was incorporatedfront and rear to guarantee excellent stability and handling. From 1990 the 3 door model was available with a 125 horsepower1.6 litre SOHC- VTEC engine, the first enginein the worldwhichallowedvariablevalve timingand lift. Installedin the CRX ESi (SOHC- VTEC with 125 horsepower) and VTi (DOHC- VTEC with 150 horsepower), Honda became the first manufacturer of a high performance engine whose flexibility madeit just as capablein towntrafficas it wason the openroad. In the VTi version, the CRX wasa pureperformancevariantand couldreacha topspeedof 222km/h. The CRX also featureda strikingrear windowwith vertical lower sectionresemblingthatof moreexoticItalianmachinery. 22
  • 23. Fifth generation (1991-1995): ‘ Sports Civic’ 3 door, 4 door saloon, CRX The hitherto linear design of the Civic gave way to a more taperingone, and the reducedglass area – in spite of a greater wheelbaseand length – provideda more compactappearance. From a safety point of viewthe fifth generationwas responsible for theintroductionof ABS andtheEuro- Airbag(SRS 2). Engines rangedfrom 75 to 160 horsepowerfor 3 door models and from 90 to 160 horsepowerfor the saloon. With this generation, two new VTEC engines – a SOHC- VTEC and a VTEC- engine – E were introduced. During the ADAC's ‘EcoTour of Europe ,a ’ Civic 3 door with the VTEC economy engine achieved a sensational and hitherto unsurpassed consumption of 4.97l/100km. The hatch of the 3 door was horizontally divided which both enhancedits appearanceandhelpedit to bestsellerstatus. In responseto the growingdemandfor roadsters, the CRX was made available with a removable roof and rollbar and made available with a 160 horsepower engine capable of revving to 7600rpm. In February1993 the Civic rangewassupplementedby the very attractive American- uilt Coupe, while two years later the b Swindon- uilt 5 door model appeared. This was destined to be b thebiggestsellingCivicof all in theEuropeanmarket. Sixth generation (1995-2001): ‘ Miracle Civic’ 3 door, saloon, coupe, CRX The 3 door model increasedin size to 4.19 m and nowfeatured clear glass headlights as well as a striking roof line. Engine outputswerealso increasedwithouta fuel consumptionpenalty. The Civic 1.6i ES featured an electronically controlled CVT- gearbox for the first time. In 1998 the Civic series was augmentedby the introduction of the family- friendly ‘Aerodeck ’ estate,anotherSwindonbuilt model. Those seekingsportscar performancecould still opt for outputs of 160 or 170 hp, andthesportingflagshipbecamethenewCRX 23
  • 24. 1.6 VTi with the DOHC- VTEC engine. In 1998, the much- loved CRX appearedin its final formas thespecialMotegiedition. Meanwhile,backin Japanthe first Civic Type- modelappeared R – powered by a 1.6 litre DOHC VTEC engine producing 185 horsepowerat 8200rpm. Seventh and current generation: 2, 3, 4 and 5 door models plus Type-R The newCivic has fresh and innovativestyling and a distinctive short nose. It is 50 mmhigherthan its predecessor.The steeply raked bonnet is particularly aerodynamically efficient, while the archingroof line delineatesa largeglass area ensuringexcellent visibility. Notable features of today s ’ Civic are its exceptional roominess, its fascia- mountedgear lever and the remarkable performance/ economycombinationof its petrolengines. In May this year, a newdiesel- enginemodelwasintroducedinto the range for European Civic models. It is the second Civic modelto be so equipped.The newCivic not only achieves4 star Euro NCAP crash safety performance,but combinesthis with a best- class3 starpedestrianprotectionrating. in- 24

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