Honda thrills sedan lovers with 2021 Accord model
Honda Motor Company through its subsidiary in Nigeria, Honda Automobile Western Africa Limited, has unveiled an all new 10th generation, best-selling midsize Accordsedan VTEC turbo engine.
The all-new auto-tech comes with new auto features and techs, featuring advanced new power plant – turbocharged four-cylinder engine with new 1.5-liter, 16-valve DOHC direct-injected turbo, dual Variable Timing Control (dual VTC) and VTEC that produces a peak of 180 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm and a torque of 233Nm@1600-5000rpm.
Speaking on the experience, Head of Sales, Marketing and Logistics, Honda Automobile Western Africa Limited, Remi Adams, declared that Honda Accord 2021 model is all new from the ground up and is built on a new platform with a lower, wider stance, a lighter and more rigid unibody structure hinged on a lighter and more sophisticated chassis; advanced new power unit with Accord’s first-ever turbocharged engine.
Adams, who gave insight into the operations and offerings of the new brand at the unveiling of 2021 Honda Accord in Lagos, said: “The direct-injected 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine has a lightweight, low-pressure die-cast aluminium alloy cylinder head with exhaust manifold cast directly into the cylinder head, eliminating the need for a separate exhaust manifold.
He said: “Elegant and modern exterior detailing compliments the Accord’s new, more dynamic design. The bold and upright front fascia is highlighted by Honda’s signature chrome wing front grille positioned above a large main air intake and flanked by available LED headlights and LED fog lights. The chiselled hood features a distinctive and aggressive raised centre, and the deeply sculpted body sides enhance the visual length and strength of the lower body.”
“A low-friction, silent-chain drives dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. The cam drive is maintenance free throughout the life of the engine. To help further reduce weight, new thin-wall hollow camshafts are used and to benefit fuel efficiency, emissions and power, the turbo engine utilizes sodium filled exhaust valves.”
While speaking on additional benefits expected to be enjoyed by would-be buyers and users, Adams noted that the new Accord would enjoy added benefits in service so as to ensure adequate and timely servicing of the superb engine to get maximum efficiency.
“For the first time, the Accord will become the first Honda model in our Nigeria line-up to enjoy six-year free service for periodic maintenance parts up till 90,000km, whichever comes first. The benefits come as a complete package as it includes cost of parts and labour.
“Moreover, this Honda Accord 2021 will also enjoy five-year manufacturer warranty as opposed to the standard three-year warranty that any competitor can offer on a brand new automobile. This gesture is to ensure that good service culture is maintained and sustained so that users can totally enjoy the full performance of the 2021 All New Accord at its best”, he said.
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