While the largest auto makers in Europe and US taking their battles on the Asian continent, the Asian manufacturers head over to the over-seas auto market, the latest example being the North American Division of Honda, who announced the pricing of the newest generation of the Accord.
With no significant changes compared to the 2011 model year, the 2012 Accord will be available in four variants for the US auto market, the LX Sedan ($21.380), the LX-S Coupe ($22.980), the EX V-6 Sedan ($27.280) and the EX-L V-6 ($29.930).
According to the manufacturer, the LX, LX-P and SE Sedans are powered by a 2.4 liter, four-cylinder, i-VTEC engine, developing 177 horsepower, while the EX and EX-L variants are equipped with the 2.4 liter, 16-valve, DOHC i-VTEC unit, which is delivering 190 HP.
The EX, EX-L Sedan and the EX-L Coupe can be fitted, in the top-of-the-line, with a 3.5 liter V6, SOHC, i-VTEC engine, which is developing 271 horsepower.
The engines can be mated to three different transmissions, 5-speed manual (available for the select four-cylinder units), 5-speed automatic (standard for the select four-cylinder) and six-speed manual for the EX-L V6 Coupe, along with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters.