The Honda Prelude is a sports coupé that was produced by Japanese automaker Honda from 1978 until 2001. The two-door coupé spanned five generations and was originally developed using parts from the Honda Accord sedan. The Prelude was used by Honda to introduce the Japanese Honda retail sales chain called Honda Verno, with the Prelude shortly introduced later internationally.
The word "prelude" means "an introduction or an announcement of an event", and it also means a small piece of music used to introduce a larger piece of music. This musical tradition was a popular naming approach used by Honda during the early 1980s, as demonstrated with the Honda Ballade, the Honda Quintet, then later followed by the Honda Concerto.
Prelude competitors traditionally included the Toyota Celica, another straight-4-powered coupe introduced several years prior, the Nissan Silvia, Isuzu Impulse, Mitsubishi FTO, Mitsubishi Cordia (later the Eclipse), and international alternatives Opel Manta/Opel Calibra, Ford Probe and Mazda MX-6.
Read more about Honda Prelude: First Generation (1979–1982), Second Generation (1983–1987), Third Generation (1988–1991), Fourth Generation (1992–1996), Fifth Generation (1997–2001), Sales, Awards, Convertibles
Famous quotes containing the word prelude:
“I am a prelude to better players, O my brothers! An example! Follow my example!”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)