The car had a 58% front and 42% rear weight distribution. This was the first generation of Prelude to have pop-up headlights, which allowed for a more aerodynamic front clip, reducing drag. Production of the Prelude concluded in 2001 upon the introduction of the. In Japan, there was also an in-dash television set available as a standard option; as a result, many enthusiasts have tried to modify their Preludes' dashboards in order to fit a small television set. The fifth generation curb weight was 1,310 kg 2,890 lb , and ground clearance was 140 mm 5.
Three versions were available: a basic version, one which had more luxurious options, and one which added a body kit. The dashboard stretched from left to right in the car, being equal in height over the full length and housing all dials and indicators. The received an exclusive front fascia, rear tail lights, wheels and many other body panels, now being marketed as a somewhat separate model from the family-oriented sedan, yet its sedan roots gave it much more utility than the comparatively cramped Prelude. The Prelude was for 1987. The four wheel steering system was changed to an electronic version and the engine was increased in capacity from 2. The Prelude's perennial competitor has been the Toyota Celica, another I4-powered coupe introduced several years prior to the Prelude. The Japanese version of the Prelude also had certain options which were never found in state-bound models but did show up in the Canadian market.
The rear end was rounded and heightened when compared to the previous version. Later models 1994 and on also featured translucent speedometer and tachometer needles. The four wheel steering system was changed to an electronic version and the engine was increased in size from 2. The Prelude featured intermittent wipers, tinted glass, and a remote trunk release. Very few have remained in Europe, initially all in Germany. The Prelude was the first Honda model to offer a power moonroof as standard equipment, which eventually became a Prelude trademark. The other being that it was over 2.
It also offered, as an option, Honda's new. Company owner Jürgen Weber learned this trade in the United States. The wheelbase was 2,320 mm, and was 60 mm shorter than that of the original Accord. The light blue back lighting introduced in the third generation was continued. It had its world premier at the 1979 in Amsterdam, two months later. Its styling approach is similar to the during the same time period. The three-way catalytic converter was also increased in size, as well as the exhaust piping from 2 to 2¼ in 51 to 57 mm tToV.
The Prelude was used by Honda to introduce the Japanese Honda retail sales chain , with the international release of the model following shortly after. Two major distinctions of the SiStates was that it was the same width as the Prelude sold in North America, from which it took its name, due to the wider side moldings. While marketed as a 2+2, the rear seat was not usable for anyone larger than a small child. The model with the 2. Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 4 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 2.
The Prelude featured innovative features for its time such as a 0. Prelude competitors traditionally included the , the and the. Solaire collaborated with other companies including Classic Touch, Con-tec, Silcco, Steas Industries and National Coach. The engine capacity was increased to 2. For reference, the 1988 took the same course at 64. The Japanese version also included a digital climate control system.
In addition to the standard fabrics offered in most models, an 'Executive' option was offered in some markets which added power steering and upholstery. The glass made way for a steel sliding which no longer retracted into the car but extended out and over it. Second generation Preludes were modified by another German company; some 100 Preludes were modified. This vehicle has a 2 door coupé type body with a front located engine supplying power to the front wheels. Honda had expected 30% of buyers to plump for four-wheel-steering, but the car was a runaway success in the home market and 80% of buyers did in the first year.
The front and rear bumpers were revised on the new Prelude. The exhaust system was also treated to a redesign, with the pipe cross sections becoming more cylindrical rather than oval. In Japan, the Prelude was one of the key models sold at Japanese Honda dealership sales channels, called , which offered performance-oriented products. Currently, there have been convertibles made from the first, second and fourth generation Preludes. The front fascia of the car became wider with fixed headlights.