Honda Prelude – the Japanese brand sports coupe Honda produced from 1978 to 2001. A total of 826 082 copies sold of the model.
Honda Prelude I debuted November 24, 1978 year. Auto was established on the basis of the second-generation Honda Civic. Like the Accord and Civicu used chassis structure with a monocoque body. In Japan, the car was available with a sliding roof. Sold 171 829 units of the car.
Honda Prelude II was introduced in 1982 on a completely new platform. Sold 336 599 units of the car.
EX 12V SOHC – 1.8 engine with a capacity of 101 or 105hp and 145 Nm, powered carburetor with a single overhead camshaft.
In the initial period of production facilities were small. It included an electrically retractable antenna, electric sunroof with automatic pull-out chrome windshield, power steering and an electric clock with date.
In time, Prelude can be retrofitted: power windows, along with automatic closing windows driver and rear window wiper (optional for the French market), LSV (The European equivalent of the ABS), air conditioning, extra light, lights seat belt reminders in the U.S. version, 13-inch alloy wheels and a four-speed automatic transmission.
2.0 DOHC 16 – Engine 2.0, the markings:
Auto had the same equipment as the EX version with adjustable lumbar driver’s seat.
Honda Prelude III made its debut in 1987 in Geneva. In 1989, the car undergoes facelift. Sold 160 909 units of the car. In a plebiscite on the European Car of the Year 1988 model took third position (for the Peugeot 405 and the Citroën AX).
Prelude performed at the factory with engines with a displacement of 1958cc or 2056cc, the most popular:
Available, however, was with others, rarely encountered by internal combustion engines:
Engines third generation Prelude was based on dual carburetor (so-called dual carb) in the basic versions B20A3/B20A4 on a camshaft or a full electronic injection (MPFI) with a double overhead camshaft (DOHC) in other engines.
General classification of the Honda Prelude Generation III are divided into:
Body was signed as follows:
The car has gained much popularity due to its complexity, which includes, among others, may enter Electric windows, mirrors and sunroof, central locking, power steering, electrically retractable antenna, heated rear windows, electrically adjustable lights, dimmer, air conditioning, leather upholstery, alloy wheels and lumbar adjustable driver’s seat (16V version).
Version 2.0i-16 also can be equipped with: 4WS system, ALB (Equivalent to the European system of ABS) and a rear wiper.
In 1989, the car undergoes facelift. The most important changes in the optical include: front bumper, which amended the location and size of the direction indicators and parking lights, and changed the mounting location of halogens and their shape and size, as well as the lights changed color from yellow to white. Also changed the rear belt together with a blend and lamps corner, and the shape of the lower part of the tailgate. Changes were also made to the board panel, changed the clocks and upholstery in the interior. Also increased the size of the clutch plate and gearbox. With finer changes added additional security features such as: folding rear seat with the key from the ignition and the ability to block the opening of the tailgate lock and key.
New to the market was the introduction by Honda as the first brand 4WS system. 4WS system, controlled entirely mechanically, turn allow the rear axle, making the turning radius was smaller.
Prelude was sporting character, as evidenced by pre-assembled chairs póÅ‚kubeÅ‚kowe, providing a fairly good lateral support. Another advantage is the low and stiff suspension.
The car was designed many technical curiosities, for example 16v version, when you open the car and pull the door handle, the driver would highlight the castle for about 8 seconds., Making it easier to be able to insert the key into it. In addition, would highlight the ignition lock.
Auto was not free from minor defects. It is interesting to indicate that the defective design of the watch flaps caused frequent wrenched off its hooks, therefore, at the present time watch with efficient flap is considered a delicacy. I do not have any problem Keihin carburetors company B20A3/B20A4 engines, which cracked rubber connecting carburetors intake manifold, leading to uneven engine operation. This defect often appeared after installing the gas.
Honda Prelude IV debuted in 1991. Auto received a more sporty look, and the 4WS system was changed from a mechanical computer. Sold 98 627 copies of this generation.
The car can be equipped with, among others, electrically adjustable seats, adaptive headlights, rain sensor, keyless locks system, built-in TV, dusk sensor, traction control, automatic air conditioning. In 1994, auto revamp. Changed include indicator lamps, air intakes. Most changes were made in the interior discreetly redesigned center console and seats, removed compartment between the rear seats, and There have been a completely new upholstery patterns.
Honda Prelude V debuted in 1996. Auto produced until 2001 after which production ended due to the interruption of work on F1, after the release of Japan’s fourth-generation Integra. Sold 58 118 pieces of fifth-generation Prelude.