2015 Honda Legend

After few years of brake, Honda decided to revamp the Legend name. This car was originally introduced in 1985 and it was produced until 2012. During that period, we have seen four generation of this car. Honda Legend was always a top offer from this Japanese manufacturer. This mid-size luxury sedan will once again come as company’s flagship model. However, this time things will be slightly different, it will come as hybrid and it will have the same characteristics as Acura RLX Sport Hybrid. It will come as 2015 Honda Legend and it will be available only in Japan.

2015 Honda Legend front view

2015 Honda Legend specs

One of the top models of company’s luxury division Acura, the RLX was presented recently. This model is designed for North American market only. However, Honda decided to launch this model for Japanese market too. This model was presented few weeks ago and it carries the 2015 Legend name. We can consider that this in nothing more than a re-branded version of Acura RLX Sport Hybrid, because these two cars have pretty much the same characteristics. Not only that 2015 Honda Legend is mechanical twin of Acura RLX Sport Hybrid, but these two cars are identical also in all other aspects. Except the name and badges, rest of the cars is same.

2015 Honda Legend side view

2015 Honda Legend engine

The powertrain of 2015 Honda Legend will be the same that can be found in Acura RLX Sport Hybrid. It is a system that is consisted from 3.5 liter V6 petrol engine and three electric motors. Petrol engine and one electromotor power front wheels, while other two electric motors power the rear wheels, each motor for one wheel. This luxury sedan is equipped with 7-speed DCT transmission and total output is around 382 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of max torque. Fuel consumption is expected to be around 30 mpg in combined drive.

2015 Honda Legend rear view

2015 Honda Legend release date and price

This Japanese version company’s luxury sedan has been already presented few weeks ago. However, it won’t be available before January 2015. It is still unknown will 2015 Honda Legend will cost as much as RLX Sport Hybrid, or there will be some diversions.

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