Connect with us

Car Facts

Amazing Photos Of How Honda Accord Has Changed From 1976 To 2020

Autojosh

Published

on

Honda Accord has been the brand’s most accomplished and famous car for a very long time. It was because of the Accord that Toyota came up with the Camry to compete squarely against it (a fun fact). Like we did about the Civic last week, its the turn of its bigger brother, the Accord.  Without wasting much of our time, let’s get started……….

1st Generation (1976-1981)

Amazing Photos Of How Honda Accord Has Changed From 1976 To 2020

A lot of the 80s and few 90s kids will remember this generation of the Accord. The car was popular back then and people were beginning to notice Honda as a strong brand. It was available in a 3 door hatchback and a 4 door sedan with modest engines. Engine variants include a 1.6 and 1.8 all 4 cylinders and were mated with a 2/3 speed automatic and a 5-speed manual.

2nd Generation (1981-1985)

Amazing Photos Of How Honda Accord Has Changed From 1976 To 2020





By the time the 2nd generation Honda Accord was released, its popularity began to soar. It was all new and better looking. The 2nd generation Accord still retained its 3 door hatchback and 4 door sedan. Engines were carried over from the 1st generation but they had more output and they perform better.  Transmissions are a 5-speed manual, a 4-speed automatic and a new 3-speed hondamatic.

3rd Generation (1985-1989)

Amazing Photos Of How Honda Accord Has Changed From 1976 To 2020

This old-timer was a gem in the late 80s and early 90s. Its style was unique although it still looks like the others of old but it had a unique feature. You had the option to choose the variant with hidden headlamps or without it. The model with the hidden headlamp gave the accord a sporty look and made the Accord even more popular (hidden headlamps was a big deal in the 80s). The lineup of the Accord increased with the introduction of a 2 door coupe and a new 3 door variant called Aerodeck. Engine variants remained the same but with different outputs. A new 2.0 inline 4 was added to this version. This model was eventually nicknamed Pure Water.

4th Generation (1989-1993)

Amazing Photos Of How Honda Accord Has Changed From 1976 To 2020

Hala Hala Hala, this is the name Nigerians gave this particular honda Accord, the Honda Hala. The 4th generation Honda Accord was what made the Accord boost in popularity in Nigeria most especially in the late 90s and early 2000s. It was sleek, very comfortable and won the hearts of all back then. It was available in a 2 door coupe, a 4 door sedan and a large station wagon. The engine variants were a 1.8, 2.0 and a new 2.2, all 4 cylinder engines. You can still see some of these cars plying our Nigerian roads to date. A 4-speed auto and 5-speed manual were available to choose from.

5th Generation (1993-1998)

Honda Accord US Spec (AKA Honda Bulldog)

Amazing Photos Of How Honda Accord Has Changed From 1976 To 2020

Honda Accord Europe Spec (AKA Honda Bullet)

The 5th generation Honda Accord had 2 separate designs for different regions. The US/global version and the European model. And as usual, Nigerians gave them aliases namely Bulldog (US model) and Bullet (European model). After this model, Honda continued to make different designs for different regions. The US models still retained the variants of the previous generation but the European model was only a 4 door sedan. The US model was the 1st Accord to have a V6 engine (2.7 litre). The European model was manufactured in Britain. European models lacked V6 but had a new 2.3 liter to compensate for that. Transmission also remained unchanged.

6th Generation (1997-2002)

Amazing Photos Of How Honda Accord Has Changed From 1976 To 2020

Honda Accord US Spec (AKA Honda Baby Boy)

Honda Accord Europe Spec (AKA Honda Adidas)

The Baby Boy Honda was born in 1997 as a 1998 model. The 6th generation was by every means the largest Accord of that time as well as amongst rivals. It was big and powerful with Honda exploiting the VTEC even more. As usual, there was a softer European version (nicknamed Honda Adidas) that wasn’t pretty popular in Nigeria. The wagon was dropped and there was a 5 door variant (Europe). The coupe was sold globally and was eye-catching. The US models had a 2.3 liter 4 cylinder and a 3.0 V6 (VTEC was optional). The European Accord had a softer, smaller frame and modest engines (no V6). It got a 1.6, 1.8, 2.0, 2.2 or 2.3 litre engine. Transmissions remained the same.





7th Generation (2002-2007)

Amazing Photos Of How Honda Accord Has Changed From 1976 To 2020

US Spec (AKA End Of Discussion)

Europe Spec

The 7th generation was called End of Discussion by Nigerians and it was one hell of a ride. It was popular and folks loved it but after some time the ball joints had serious issues, so it was also called Honda leg. Many Nigerians avoided it but others still loved it due to its sheer size, comfort, and a very sound engine. The Accord was available in a coupe and sedan, the wagon was strictly for the European market. The European Honda Accord was sold in the US as the Acura TSX (sedan only) and used only a 2.4 i-VTEC. A 5 speed automatic and a manual (5 and 6 speed) were optional. The 7th generation had a mid-cycle restyle that was called Discussion Continues.

8th Generation (2007-2012)

Amazing Photos Of How Honda Accord Has Changed From 1976 To 2020

US Spec (AKA Evil Spirit)

Europe Spec

Evil Spirit, that’s the name Nigerians gave the 7th generation Honda Accord. It was a little bit bigger in size in comparison to the previous-gen model and was roomier inside. The European model still continued and it was still called the Acura TSX. The 8th generation was available in a 2 door coupe and 4 door sedan. This model saw Honda Introduced VCM (Variable Cylinder Management System). This feature was available as an option in the V6 variant. This feature shuts 3 cylinders of the car when not needed to further save fuel and make the engine more efficient. A 2.0 and a 2.4 i-VTEC were also available. The European model lacked the V6 and was also available in a wagon model. Also, 5 speed automatic and 5/6-speed manual was available.

9th Generation (2012-2017)

Amazing Photos Of How Honda Accord Has Changed From 1976 To 2020

The 9th generation Honda Accord had no special alias, guessing Nigerians were tired of the name thing or ran out of names. This was the first Honda Accord to be assembled here in Nigeria (Ota Ogun State) and it still had many styling cues from the previous model. This design was distributed globally. Therefore, no separate European model this time. Engines and transmissions (CVT was introduced) remained unchanged with the 2.4 i-VTEC, 3.5 V6 and 2.0 liter (optional).

10th Generation (2017-present)

Amazing Photos Of How Honda Accord Has Changed From 1976 To 2020

The latest model of the Honda Accord employed a new design language. This design was first seen in the Civic. Sleeker, more robust, futuristic, and by far the best looking Honda Accord yet.  It is lighter than before and loaded with the latest tech you can think of. The Accord is only available in a 4 door sedan. All engines and transmissions are new, you get a 1.5-liter turbo (192hp) a 2.0-liter turbo (252hp) that replaces the V6. Furthermore, CVT gearbox is standard while a 6-speed manual and 10-speed automatic are optional.





Autojosh.com is an authoritative car blog in Nigeria. Its objective is to get Nigerians and a wider audience to be more informed about automobiles, the automotive sector and transport infrastructure. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating immeasurable public awareness about automobiles and their maintenance, safety and traffic laws, amongst others. ...Your mobility, our priority. EH

Trending