Honda Accord (incl. Acura TSX)
The original Honda Accord model can trace its roots back to the mid 1970’s where it was first hit the roads as a compact car.
It was a small car with a limited range of engines and transmissions built in Japan and North America.
In 1989 the Accord eventually shifted from a compact to a mid-size car in its fourth generation of redesign and in terms of appearance resembled the rest of the Honda range.
Engine sizes were revised upwards, a station wagon version was released and production was taken place all over the world at this point.
Over the following decades since its shift to being a mid-size car it continued to grow and serve the comfortable yet fast niche of customer.
A sports trim was introduced for the Accord called the “R” in 2002 and remained on sale until the car was updated into its 8th generation.
The R trim had upgraded parts such as better brakes and suspension for improved handling and under the bonnet lived a i-VTEC engine for sports car performance.
Under Honda’s luxury brand Acura the Accord was also released though they badged it as the TSX and sold it in the North American region.
Engine choices for the TSX was fairly limited and all models were built in Japan and shipped across the ocean to the USA.
Customers did have the choice of the car being a sedan or station wagon though and either a manual or automatic transmission.
It was on sale under this brand until 2014 when it was replaced by the TLX range of compact executive cars.