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Hollister can refer to:. The trim levels were also revised, with the DX trim being eliminated, instead being replaced by the VP (Value Package) trim which included air conditioning, keyless entry, power locks, and cruise control as standard features. Hollister Ranch Realty, Hollister Ranch sales. However, the Hybrid version also does not have the 4-way passenger seat. Hollister Incorporated, a medical device company. The only things that now differs it from other Accords are the different rear light clusters, the antenna, the wheels, the mirror turn signals and no folding rear seat. Hollister Ranch, a ranch north of Santa Barbara, California, USA. The 2006 Accord Hybrid got the same revisions as the other Accords except for a 3.0 L V6 now making 253 hp and a larger battery pack.
Hollister Co., a clothing company. The 2006 model year is also the first year in which the V6 sedan was offered with a 6-speed manual transmission as an option. Hollister, California, a place in the United States. Prior to 2003, it was only available on the higher end Acura line as well as the Honda Odyssey. The 2003 model year also debuted Honda's GPS assisted Navigation system as an option for the Accord. A specific 4 cylinder model is the first production car in the world to meet California's Super Ultra Low Emission standards.
For the first time, Honda offered an "enthusiast" version of the Accord in US, mating their 6-speed manual from the Acura CL to the V6 Honda Accord Coupe. Honda sold only the US Accord in a few other markets including Asian (now made in Thailand), Middle Eastern, Caribbean, Australian and New Zealand markets with mixed results. Honda continued the sporty theme with the European/JDM Accords and the family-orientation with the US version. Mechanically, the 4-cylinder engine was the new K-series, and the 6-cylinder was the same J-series V6 as the sixth generation's, but its intake runners, exhaust, and headers contributed to a 40 hp (30 kW) increase.
Surprisingly, Honda offered the US Accord in a number of Asian markets, resulting in mixed sales performance. The F-series VTEC engines made its debut in the European and Japanese Accords, and the 90° C-series V6 engine was replaced by a more-compact 60° J-series unit for the US Accord. Comparing the three Accords, it is clear that the US version is more distinct than the other two, with the JDM and European versions being more sporty and the US versions being more family-oriented. The USDM Accord finally became big enough for American tastes, and both the European Accord and JDM Accord were designed with the requirements of their respective markets.
The Accord became the first Japanese car to be produced in the US in 1982, when production commenced in Marysville, Ohio. Like the smaller Honda Civic, the Accord uses front wheel drive and a transverse (sometimes called "East/West") engine layout. In the United States and Japan, a version was produced using Honda's CVCC technology, meeting emission standards of the 1970s and 1980s without a catalytic converter. The initial design was changed to a fuel efficient, low emission vehicle since it was introduced during the fuel crises of the 1970s.
Honda chose the name Accord, reflecting "Honda's desire for accord and harmony between people, society and the automobile." . The Accord was originally planned to be a V6-powered car with a long hood and sporty pretensions. Original plans for the Accord were to make it a midsize car, along the lines of the Ford Mustang. .
A conventional four-door sedan was later released in 1977. The Accord was introduced in 1976 as a 1600 cc engine-powered midsize hatchback, with styling similar to an upsized contemporary Honda Civic. The Honda Accord is an automobile manufactured by Honda. The 1978 Honda Accord hatchback was placed on Forbes Magazine's list of the Worst Cars of All Time.
The Accord was Motor Trend's Import Car of the Year for 1994. The Accord was Wheels magazine's Car of the Year for 1977. In the 22-year history of the award it is the vehicle that has appeared the most times. The Accord has been on Car and Driver magazine's annual Ten Best list 20 times, in years 1983-1991, 1994-1995, and 1998-2005.
The Accord set the FIA speed record of Diesel cars in 2004, using a European Accord fitted with a 2.204 liter I-CTDI engine, the first Diesel engine by Honda. The Accord has been voted Car of the Year in Japan on numerous occasions. A revised maintenance minder system was also added which gave owners reminders for scheduled maintenance such as oil changes based on operating conditions. The GPS Navigation system was updated (4th generation) with a faster processor and additional memory to include several new features including restaurant information from Zagat.
The interior was also also slightly redesigned with changes such as a new steering wheel cover, differently colored gauges and a differently styled shift knob for automatic transmission models. 17" wheels also became standard on the V6 models. Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), also known as Electronic Stability Control, and Brake assist became available on the V6 models for the first time. The 2006 model year also featured new wheel designs.
Heated mirrors and DRLs were previously available only on Accords sold in Canada. The exterior was revised with new rear end styling (most noticeably for the sedan), LED taillights, daytime running lights (DRLs) and heated side mirrors for US EX models. Some enthusiasts argue that the 2006 model year should be called generation 7.5. This was motivated on the Accord's 30th anniversary.
For its 2006 model year, the Accord received several new improvements. For 2005, the Accord received minor updates such as revised taillights (all red) and new wheel designs. In 2004 Honda also first offered XM Satellite Radio as a factory installed option. In 2004 Honda announced that they would release a hybrid version of the USDM Accord called the Honda Accord Hybrid featuring Honda's IMA technology.
The Japanese Accord and Inspire also feature Honda's Intelligent Driver System or HIDS which feature safety enhancements such as the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and adaptive cruise control. The Japanese and European models of each car offered a number of hi-tech features not seen elsewhere in the US range, and minor adjustments to body styling. Each model had a number of minor differences. The European/JDM Accord is also sold in the US as the Acura TSX, and the USDM Accord is sold in Japan as the Inspire.
Honda once again changed its marketing strategy, by merging the European Accord and the JDM Accord, which streamlined the product range from three different bodies to two. By 2003, the Accord had evolved through seven generations, with 2003 models offering power plants from a 4 cylinder to the V6 engine (for the US and select other markets). The European Accord became available to the US in 2003 as the Acura TSX. These are commonly referred to as the European Honda Accord, JDM Honda Accord and USDM Honda Accord.
In 1998, the Accord split into three distinct versions, one for European markets, the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM} and the US Domestic Market (USDM. In order to increase the Accord's competitiveness against its rivals in different markets, Honda CEO Nobuhiko Kawamoto decided on one basic platform for the sixth-generation Accord, but with different bodies and proportions for local markets. This marketing strategy sowed the seeds for future Accords, as Honda tried to accommodate customer requirements of different markets. Europe is a market where Honda did not conquer, as Japanese cars then were deemed plain and characterless.
This European Accord was based on the JDM Honda Ascot Innova, which in turn was based on the fourth-generation Accord. This generation was also the first where Honda produced the Accord in its Swindon plant in the UK for European markets. In 1995, the Accord debuted a V6 engine, the 2.7 L C27 from the Acura Legend in the US market to compete with the V6-powered Mazda 626. This figure would remain unsurpassed until 2004.
It set a new sales record in 1994, with 6,446 sales, or a 1% share of the Australian new vehicle market. In Australia, however, the fifth generation Accord proved an instant success. VTEC engines made its debut in the Accord, and the JDM Accord also featured a 2.2 L DOHC VTEC as its top-model. It was also a break from the previous four generations of the Accord, with their boxy, rectangular shapes, with its rounded lines reminicent of the Prelude and Legend.
This made it too small for American tastes and too large for Japanese tastes (although it did meet Asian preferences). While the larger, redesigned Toyota Camry was making waves in the American market, Japanese tax laws prevented the Accord from growing as large as the Camry. In 1994, the fifth generation Accord was released, and became a sales failure in the US. Built in Maryville, Ohio, this was the first car to be produced in a factory located in the United States and exported back to Japan.
In 1988, the Accord coupe was introduced. Fuel-injection was an option on Accord engines for the first time. In 1986, the third-generation Accord was introduced. Since 1997, its main rival, the Toyota Camry, has held the title of the best-selling car in America, with the exception of the year 2001.
In 1982, the Accord became the best-selling Japanese car by name in the US, holding that position for 15 years.