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April 1, 2004

Honda Develops World’s First Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive

Available this fall in the Acura RL (North America) and the Legend (Japan)

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SH-AWD (11:47)

Released: April 2004

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced on April 1, 2004 the development of a new Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive system, called SH-AWD, that provides cornering performance that responds faithfully to driver input, and outstanding vehicle stability. A world's first, the SH-AWD system combines front-rear torque distribution control with independently regulated torque distribution to the left and right rear wheels to freely distribute the optimum amount of torque to all four wheels in accordance with driving conditions. The new system will be available this fall in the Acura RL (North America) and the Legend (Japan).

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