Honda Motor Company plans to make comeback of originally its retired model, Honda Legend. This model was basic for development models named as Acura Legend (1985-2005), Daewoo Arcadia (1994-1999), Acura RL (1996-2012) and Acura RLX Sport hybrid (2014). This will be fifth generation, which concept has presented in 2012, at the LA Auto Show.
Honda Legend: Review
Sporty vehicle will have characteristic Honda’s style of body, with improved technology. Powertrain segment will be in the same range as in the top models in this category. 4-cylinder engine will be placed under the hood of Honda Legend. Choice is reduced to the 2.4-liter and 3.5-liter V6 engines. Previous model with basic 2.4L engine was characterized by maximum output of 190 hp. the same 3.5L engine which start Acura RDX can delivers up to 300 hp at 6300 rpm. Also, maximum torque is 370 Nm at 5000 rpm. Expected is that new Honda Legend will be more efficiency. This conclusion is based on weight loss of vehicle, with expectation of improvements when it comes to powertrain segment. Regard to the transmission, IDS will be standard, as well as SH-AWD. Great maneuver, aerodynamic, spacious interior and advanced technology are implied.
Honda Legend: Fuel Economy
Engine is paired to the automatic gearbox with six speeds. In normal drive mode, 70 percent of torque is transported on the front wheels and remaining 30 on the rear wheels. Maximum ratio of 50/50 is in the case of cornering at high speed. Behaviour of vehicle in drive is monitoring on the display on the dashboard.
EPA estimates of this model are in regard to the model placed on the Australian car market. Average fuel consumption is rated with 22 mpg (10.7 liters per 100 kilometers). At the highway, Honda Legend exceeds almost 30 mpg (7.9 l/100 km). City driving is not the best solution – 15 mpg (15.6 l/100 km), which is twice more fuel energy compared to the open road.
Honda Legend: Competition
This is the model that gives the Honda response to the current German models. Competitors, among the other, should expect in models such as Audi A6, then BMW 530i and VW Passat.
Honda Legend: Estimated Price and Release
Analyzing predecessors and in regard to the improvements, new Legend will not be cheap at all. Estimation is that basic new model will not be under $ 80,000. Release in not published, but expectation is that it will be soon, maybe and next year.