Honda Prelude 1987-1991
2.0 L B20A3/A4 SOHC I4
2.0 L B20A DOHC I4
2.1 L B21A DOHC I4
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On 9 April 1987, the third-age Prelude was delivered in the Japanese homegrown market and delivered soon thereafter around the world, being a 1988 model in North America. Highlighting developmental styling from its antecedent, it shared plan signals from the Honda NSX that would be presented later in 1990. The Prelude included imaginative highlights for its time, for example, a 0.34 drag coefficient, rooftop columns made of high-quality metal and its particular component, the accessible alternative of the world’s first mechanical four wheel guiding framework accessible in a large scale manufacturing traveler vehicle. Honda had anticipated that 30% of purchasers should full for four-wheel-controlling, yet the vehicle was a runaway achievement in the home market and 80% of purchasers did in the first year.
The third-age Prelude was only controlled by variations of the Honda B20A motor, a base carbureted adaptation with a SOHC 12-valve valvetrain, or a DOHC variation with Honda’s PGM-FI fuel infusion and 16 valves. The motor was inclined in reverse by 18 degrees, which made it conceivable to make the hood 30 mm (1.2 in) lower than on the past generation.
It was generally welcomed by judges of the European Car of the Year award for 1988, completed third in a challenge where the Peugeot 405 was the runaway victor and the Citroën AX came next. This was probably the best execution by a Japanese constructed or marked vehicle until the Nissan Micra won the honor five years after the fact.