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Old 25th September 2008, 00:43   #1
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Thumbs up Spotted Testing:- European version Honda Accord

Hi Guys,

While coming from the office today spotted a cool new Sedan. It looked like Chevy Cruze from rear.

Exterior:- Looks stunning, Great road presence, It was similar in size with old Honda Accord, Cool alloys (Multi spoke), Very Chunky and Masculine looking

Interior:- Large Clocks, Nice clean dash with Cockpit like switches (resemblence Honda Civic), Dash charcoal grey and Interior Beige Leather (Even a Kid can tell, what Indians in Interior like)

Engine:- It sounded to me like a diesel, Though it was very smooth and silent for a diesel but it had more sound than petrol machine

Doubts:- Though from tail lamps and presence it looked like Chevy but they are few questions which are popping in my mind

1. It had Noida Registration, Honda Manufactures car there
2. The no. plate had smilarities with Honda testing no. plates
3. Interiors looked quite similar to the Civic
4. Size similar to the old Accord
5. Two Chinkas were sitting inside, what were they doing in American machine

Spotted Testing:- European version Honda Accord-image056.jpg

Spotted Testing:- European version Honda Accord-image057.jpg

Spotted Testing:- European version Honda Accord-image059.jpg


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Old 25th September 2008, 00:46   #2
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UP registration means honda. That car is not a honda but based on a Honda.

That is the 2009 Acura TSX which is based on the european/japanese accord. What a scoop.

Spotted Testing:- European version Honda Accord-2009_acura_tsx.jpg

Spotted Testing:- European version Honda Accord-honda_accord_rear_2008.jpg

Spotted Testing:- European version Honda Accord-honda_accord_front_2008.jpg

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Old 25th September 2008, 00:47   #3
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This looks like the European Accord, if I'm not mistaken.

Could be one, as it's UP registered and Honda's plant is in Noida.

I heard that Honda are testing their i-DTEC Diesel for the Accord and CRV.
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Old 25th September 2008, 00:51   #4
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That is definitely not the Cruze.

If i am not wrong that is most certainly a Honda.

(That Red UP16 plate is what Honda uses on its test car.)

Lets hear what others have to say....

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Old 25th September 2008, 00:55   #5
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good find there! its about time those diesel Honda's made their entry out here. it would be neat. somebody watermark these pictures!
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Old 25th September 2008, 00:56   #6
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Damn!! That is the European Accord aka the Acura TSX! What a catch!!

Now the bigger question is, what is it doing here??

Are they going to launch it here??? *Rubbing hands in glee!!!* Maybe with a nice engine & price 2L below the Accord?? *drool drool*!

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Damn!! That is the European Accord aka the Acura TSX! What a catch!!

Now the bigger question is, what is it doing here??

Are they going to launch it here??? *Rubbing hands in glee!!!* Maybe with a nice engine & price 2L below the Accord?? *drool drool*!
That's one exciting car but really where will they position it. It's more premium compared to the Accord we have but on the other hand smaller in size as well. The whole idea of getting the US Accord to India was because it was bigger and luxurious.

Being premium they can't position it lower, and being smaller in size they can't position it higher than the current Accord.
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Damn, it looks great!

No wonder it's from Acura though. They created the Civic design as well.

But I doubt they would launch it here. I believe they can import cars without duty for engine tests. The TSX might be sporting a diesel which, after testing, they'll then offer on the Accord/Civic/City here. Damn shame though. I would've loved to see these on Indian roads.

Maybe they can do a real Accord Sports variant? Nah, wishful thinking.

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Old 25th September 2008, 01:21   #9
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Honda is already planning on launching the Acura brand globally rather than confining it to the US. These plans were announced when the NSX prototype was revealed in one of the European shows in 07.
Are they thinking on similar lines in India, I dont think interior space will be much of an issue compared to the 3 series or the C class, these were Honda's benchmarks anyways.
But I think the priority should be to bring in the superb i CTDI to India and start their diesel onslaught in the upper segments. Or even better plonk it in the Civic like in Europe, a 2.2 ltr. Civic diesel Sport anyone?
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By the way great catch budhiraj
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Ooo, an Acura brand launch. Now that'll be some great news for us. They have some EXCELLENT vehicles out in the US/Canada.
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Default Looks like Acura

Looks more like Acura TL from the front rather than European honda
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I guess this is their only option to satisfy desi's thirst for a diesel Honda. Can we expect premium pricing in the range of a PassatD. In the USA, the Acura TSX 4cyl sells for more than the AccordV6 in spite of being smaller.
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5. Two Chinkas were sitting inside, what were they doing in American machine
Come again please?

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He probably meant that 2 Oriental looking chaps were in the car.
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Old 25th September 2008, 08:42   #15
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Are they getting the Acura into india

if yes , will they bring it as a CBU just like Toyota - Lexus
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