Honda Legend (2006–2009)
Japanese Car or The Year 2004-2005 and shown at Geneva Motor Show March 2005. 4,957mm long (16' 3") x 1,845mm wide (6' 1") wide.
Using body similar to Thai and US market Accord, new Legend includes a very advanced four-wheel drive, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system (SH-AWD). The system freely distributes the optimum amount of torque to all four wheels in accordance with driving conditions, resulting in a significant enhancement in vehicle manoeuvrability.
3.5 litre, 24 valve, V6, all-aluminium VTEC unit generates 295 hp at 6200 rpm and 353 Nm (260 lb ft) of torque at 5000 rpm. Lightweight magnesium cylinder head covers and a two-piece aluminium die cast intake manifold combine with extensive weight reducing measures employed throughout the car, to deliver a significantly improved power-to-weight ratio.
Low emissions 75 per cent below 2005 Japanese requirements and in the US meet the stringent LEV2-ULEV standards. Compact 5-speed Sequential SportShift can operate in fully automatic mode or driver can select gears using either the shift lever in the centre console or paddles located on the steering wheel. UK launch UK Motor Show July 2006.