Characteristic for the Japanese company Honda the phenomenon, when on the base of one car independent models are built for some markets, inherently for Torneo sedan, that is not that another, as modification of popular family of Accord. This model was produced only for the market of Japan, and differed from the «paternal» Japanese version of Accord JDM only by the design of exterior and interior.
The start of production of Honda Torneo was on 1997, when the company showed out the sixth generation of Accord to the markets. This car was the improved modification of Accord SiR, and came on changing at once to two models being for sale 1997 to at the Japanese market - Honda Rafaga and Honda Ascot. Producing of Torneo proceeded up to 2002, when a company management preparing to the conclusion to the market of seventh generation of Accord decided to stop the production of this sedan from his more subzero popularity, than at Accord.
The name of sedan Torneo, on an official version, originates from the Italian word, literally meaning a «trip».
A model was equipped by four petrol engines by volume of 1.8, 2.0 (two modifications) and a 2.2 L., that was equipped by the brand name system of change of phases of gas distributor electronically-controlled VTEC. Motors were aggregated with a 5-speed mechanical or 4-speed automatic transmission. Acquisition of Euro R had more hard, to in sports adjusted pendant. A drive of car is front.
For Torneo designers set a device panel that had three separate «wells»: in central, largest, a speedometer was placed, and in two laterals, identical size a tachometer and sensors of level of fuel in a tank and temperature of oil were situated in an engine.
In addition, such acquisition had sporting seats of Recaro, and also pedals and lever of switching of transmissions «put» on shoes in aluminum protective straps. The ordinary arm-chairs of front row had small lateral and lumbar support. Back sofa with a lean back central elbow-rest, possessed a wide seat and back, on him the three grown men fully could be fitted, what was assisted by the large width of basket, what at Accord.
Being bonus modification of model of Accord, Torneo, nevertheless, all-round craftsman and compartment did not have basket versions, and sedan was produced only in a basket. A model was based on the platform of sixth generation of Accord with a wheel-base (2665 mm). In length the basket of car arrived at a 4680 mm, while at a «paternal» model in a version sedan she made 4635 mm of Torneo was also wider (1695 mm) and higher (1420 mm).
Also at Torneo was another form back optics - narrow, probate in length, she mainly called on a luggage rack, while at Accord lanterns were rectangular, and adjoined an extreme inside with the verges of luggage rack.
Bonus acquisition of model, Torneo Euro R, has the aluminum protective straps on an exhaust and wheeled disks another, what at base acquisition, design.