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HONDA INTRODUCES ALL-NEW 1994 ACCORD

 TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor Co. Inc. today unveiled the all-new, totally redesigned 1994 Accord at a national press meeting in Marysville, Ohio.
 With its striking, distinctive styling and refinements in ride and handling, performance and safety, the 1994 Accord is designed to excel in the highly competitive U.S. automobile market of the 1990s.
 Pricing on the 1994 Accord Sedan line has increased only 1.7 percent on a sales-weighted average, with prices for the entry level DX version unchanged from 1993 levels. Prices will start at $14,330 for the DX with a five-speed manual transmission, and will range to $21,550 for a top-of-the-line EX sedan with leather-trimmed interior and automatic transmission.
 From the beginning, improving quality and value while controlling costs were key goals of the 1994 Accord design team. Additionally, approximately 80 percent of the 1994 Accord automobiles sold in the United States will be manufactured at Honda's automobile manufacturing plant in Marysville, Ohio. Domestic content in U.S.-manufactured Accords has been increased even further to over 80 percent. As a result, the 1994 Accord will represent exceptional value in its class.
 The all-new Accord is equipped with a driver's and front passenger's airbag supplement restraint system (SRS) as standard equipment, and meets the 1997 Federal motor vehicle safety standard for side impact protection three years ahead of schedule. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) are standard on the top-of-the-line EX models and optional on all other Accord models.
 An all-new version of Honda's VTEC variable valve timing and lift engine technology gives the Accord EX a more powerful, 145-horsepower output from its 2.2-liter, 16-valve engine while contributing to improved fuel economy as well.
 Overall, 1994 Honda Division prices will increase by a sales weighted average of 2.7 percent, reflecting the addition of standard dual airbags on all 1994 Civic, del Sol and Prelude models as well as other additional standard equipment and features. Prices will range from $9,400 for the entry-level Civic CX Hatchback, to $16,490 for a Civic EX Sedan with 4-speaker stereo system, air conditioning and ABS.
 Prices for the popular Civic del Sol open-top models will range from $14,100 for a del Sol S with 5-speed manual transmission to $17,500 for the new del Sol VTEC with its 160-horsepower engine. The Honda Prelude sports coupe will start at $18,100 for the Prelude S with 5-speed manual, and range to $24,500 for the high-performance Prelude VTEC, which will feature a leather-trimmed interior as standard equipment in 1994.
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