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June 19, 2015

Honda Begins Sales of Gasoline-powered “Grace LX” Compact Sedan, New Addition to the Grace Lineup

TOKYO, Japan, June 19, 2015 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today began sales of the all-new Grace LX at dealerships across Japan. The gasoline-powered Grace LX is a new addition to the lineup of the all-new Grace, a compact sedan that fuses together easy handling unique to a vehicle in the 5-number size category and a spacious cabin, stately exterior styling and enhanced visual and tactile qualities often found in an upper-middle-class sedan.

The Grace LX is equipped with a 1.5-liter direct injection DOHC i-VTEC engine that features both powerful driving and a high-quality feel. Combining this engine with a CVT (continuously variable transmission), Grace LX realizes both exhilarating driving feel and outstanding fuel economy for a gasoline engine of 21.8km/liter (JC08 mode*1).

Furthermore, a new color, “Premium Crystal Red Metallic” that combines a clear luster with a deep color tone, was added to the original color lineup for the Grace.

By adding the gasoline-powered Grace LX to the lineup of Grace hybrid types which offer fuel economy of 34.4km/liter (JC08 mode*2), the best fuel economy among all 5-number category sedans available in the market,*3 Honda enhances the Grace lineup to fulfill a broader range of customer needs.

  • *1Grace LX (FF) was tested by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan.
  • *2Grace Hybrid DX (FF) and Hybrid LX (FF) were tested by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan.
  • *3Honda internal research (as of June 2015)
Grace LX (FF)

Grace LX (FF)

●Sales plan(in Japan, monthly, series total): 3,000 units
●Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (in Japan):  
<Grace> ◎shown in the photo
Type Engine Transmission Drive Price with 8% consumption tax
LX 1.5L direct injection 
DOHC i-VTEC
CVT FF 1,750,000 yen
4WD 1,966,000 yen
<Grace special needs vehicle>
Type Engine Transmission Drive Price with 8% consumption tax
LX
with rotating front passenger seat
1.5L direct injection
DOHC i-VTEC
CVT FF 1,900,000 yen
4WD 2,093,000 yen
  • *The price does not include insurance premium, taxes (excluding consumption tax) and cost related to vehicle registration.
  • *Based on the automobile recycling law, a separate recycling charge will be necessary. The recycling charge includes a recycling deposit (cost necessary to recycle shredder dust, air bags, chlorofluorocarbon (CFCs) and information management cost) and a fund management cost.
  • *32,400 yen (30,000 yen excluding consumption tax) extra charge for Gold Brown Metallic, While Orchid Pearl, Tinted Silver Metallic and 54,000 yen (50,000 yen excluding consumption tax) extra charge for Premium Crystal Red Metallic

<Key features of the all-new Grace LX>

  • Grace LX is equipped with a 1.5-liter direct injection DOHC i-VTEC engine that realizes both powerful driving and excellent environmental performance. By injecting the fuel directly into the cylinder, this engine generates a maximum output of 97kW (132PS) while realizing excellent fuel economy of 21.8km/liter (JC08 mode).
  • In addition to a number of features that enhance occupant comfort such as a fully automatic air-conditioning unit with rear air outlets that adopts Plasmacluster®* technology, Honda Smart Key System and genuine leather-wrapped steering wheel, the Grace LX features automatic retractable mirrors that automatically retract/protract in conjunction with locking/unlocking of the doors.
  • A new color, Premium Crystal Red Metallic, was added as an exclusive color for the gasoline-powered Grace LX type. This is a special color that holds a deep color tone covered with a luster.
  • Leveraging the ease of getting in and out of the Grace, a special needs vehicle equipped with a rotating front passenger seat was made available. Without compromising the original vehicle’s design, occupant comfort and excellent seat hold, an exclusively-designed easy-to-get on/off seat was adopted.
  • *Plasmacluster is a trademark of Sharp Corporation.