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What Would The Honda Accord Type R Look Like For The US Market?

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Japanese carmaker Honda doesn’t seem to be a big fan of the United States. Over the years, Honda has managed to come up with the Type R version for the first-generation Acura NSX, the Acura Integra, the Honda Accord, and the Honda Civic. Of these, only the NSX Type and the Integra Type R came to the US with the Acura badge.

For the 2017 model year, the US market finally got the Type R version of the Honda Civic. Still, that’s not enough for Honda fans there. A rendering of a Honda Accord Type R would have a more aggressive fascia and plenty of Type R features inside.

Exterior

If you are aware of the 10th-generation model of the Accord Type R, it would look similar to the rendering of the US-spec Accord, though the latter would be more significantly aggressive. The massive grille up front will stay but this time, it will come with the traditional Type R badge and red Honda logo. Other additions are the larger corner vents, the extra lip at the bottom of the fascia, and the attractive little wings on the side of the fascia.

It will also get body-colored mirrors and moonroof, as well as front fenders with gloss black vents and the red striping of the Type R wheels.

Interior

Inside, you should expect all the Honda Type R goodies such as new sports seats with ample booster support, aluminum shift knob, red stitching on all fabric, front seats made of suede material, a steering wheel with red accents between the spokes, carbon fiber and suede trim inserts, and red seatbelts for both the front and rear seats.

Other features will include the six-inch head-up display, a 4G LTE internet connection with hotspot and OTA software updates, and finally, a 450-watt, 10-speaker system with dual 2.5-amp USB ports and plenty of bass.

 

Renault Twingo Iconic Tops The Renault Range

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We still don’t have the Renault Sport version of the Renault Twingo. For now, what Renault has given us is the “Iconic” special edition that sits atop the French automaker’s Twingo range.

The “Iconic” special addition gets more equipment over more speed, sadly, though those who want more tech will be happy to know that basically all of Renault’s equipment and technology have been thrown in the Iconic.

There’s a lot of upgrades both inside and out. It’s a fairly comprehensive upgrade, anyways, which will only cost about £14,595 for Twingo owners. On the outside, you can choose a unique “mint green” paint and some decals that will make your Twingo stand out from the rest of the pack. The interior, on the other hand, added DAB, heated seat, and satellite navigation, among others.

There are other notable upgrades, of course, such as the fabric-folding sunroof and the automatic headlights and wipers. The headlights and wipers add a touch of elegance to an otherwise very “basic-looking” car. It makes you feel like you’re inside a more high-tech car interior.

For the comfort of the driver and the passengers, Renault also upgraded the seats with crosshatched half-leather upholstery that pairs well with the heated door mists, which helps in getting rid of the pesky early-morning condensation.

When you pay for this as a package, you’ll get a £740 savings. The kit is definitely cheaper than buying a separate lower model with the package as an option.

However, despite having the kit, you’ll still get the very unusual rear-engine and rear-wheel drive setup, as well as the 0.9-liter 3-cylinder that were fitted in the other Twingos. It’s the perfect city car because it’s still good for 90bhp and can go 0 to 60mph in just 10.8 seconds. It’s safe for the environment, too, having been rated with a 100g/kg of CO2 and 65.7mpg.

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