2008 Honda Accord

2008 Honda Accord

Khurram Parvaz
The USDM version of the Accord Sedan will be sold once again as the Honda Inspire in Japan, albeit with some minor interior and exterior changes. This means that the JDM Accord will most likely remain a midsize, rather than fullsize, sedan, again forming the basis for the Acura TSX. Acura has confirmed a redesign of the Acura TL in 2009, following the previous two redesigns (1999 and 2004) being a year after the corresponding redesigns of the Accord (1998 and 2003). Honda has stated that the V6 models of the Accord features better fuel efficiency due to Honda's Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system, which shuts off 2 or 3 of the cylinders depending on the type of driving (i.e. city driving, uphill/downhill driving, highway driving)[3]. This is supposed to increase the efficiency of the V6 models while keeping the power at 268 hp (200 kW). According to the Honda press release, the Accord Coupe V6 with the 6-speed manual transmission will not feature VCM. [4] The lack of VCM results in a decrease of 4 MPG in highway fuel economy. In addition to VCM, the new V6 model of the Accord will feature more advanced emissions control technology, and will comply with the California "Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle" (PZEV) category. PZEV models of the Accord are automatic only. The 2008 model year also drops the 6-speed manual transmission from the sedan version.
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