for the all-new 2003 Honda Accord line-up, with added standard
features including anti-lock brakes, a tilt and telescoping
steering wheel and more powerful, more fuel efficient engines,
will increase an average of 1.37 percent or $293 on sales weighted
basis, according to American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
2003 Honda Accord
2003 Accords went on sale Sept. 9.
goal in developing the new Accord was to provide added value
to consumers, while staying in the same price range,"
said Tom Elliott, American Honda executive vice president.
"We worked hard to reduce development and manufacturing
costs and the end result is additional standard equipment
including ABS that consumers are asking for, with only a slight
increase in price."
for 2003 Civic and Odyssey models also were released. Civic
prices will increase an average of 0.9 percent or $150. Odyssey
prices increase an average of 0.55 percent or $150.
Accord, the best-selling car in America last year and a perennial
consumer favorite, has undergone it most dramatic full-model
change ever for 2003. Accord prices will start at $15,800
for the DX Sedan now equipped with ABS, larger 15 inch wheels
and tires, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, LED instrumentation
and power windows.
best-selling Accord model, the LX Sedan equipped with a 4-cylinder
engine and automatic transmission, is priced at $20,000, an
increase of $310 or 1.57 percent. The new 4-cylinder engine
has increased in horsepower from 150 hp to 160 hp. The automatic
transmission is now a 5-speed transmission for improved performance
and fuel economy, compared to the 4-speed transmission used
on the previous Accords and all other cars in the class. The
new powertrain also provides increased fuel economy and lower
emissions. The LX Sedan with an automatic transmission is
now expected to earn an EPA city/highway rating of 24/33 mpg,
compared to 23/30 mpg.
new features available on 2003 Accord models include side
curtain airbags, a Voice Activated Honda Satellite-Linked
Navigation system and the second-generation Traction Control
System (TCS) integrated with Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
for V6 models, and much more. Interior feature enhancements
include increased front interior room and upgraded audio systems.
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