Honda will be stopping the production of the Accord across the Old Continent for good because of slow sales of the model.
The Japanese based automaker Honda will be dropping the Accord from its European car lineup, as a company’s official has recently announced. The decision has been made after sales of the model have dropped and only in 2014 alone, Honda has managed to sell 3,453 units, 19 percent less. The production of the Honda Accord will not be continued afterwards as this will be a final decision. The announcement has been made by Leon Brannan, the Honda UK boss, who has recently spoken to Automotive News Europe.
“We are running out the Accord and we will not return to the segment” said the Honda official to our source.
The first generation of the Honda Accord has been introduced back in 1076 and it was replaced by the second one in 1982. The third gen of the popular vehicle was seen in 1986 while four years later, the fourth-gen has been introduced. The fifth generation of the car was shown in 1994, followed by the sixth generation in 1998 and the seventh one in 2003. In 2008, the eighth generation has been introduced while the ninth has been in production since 2012. The current model is being produce in Japan, in China, Thailand and United States and it is offered with an engine lineup including the 2.0L, 2.4L, 3.0L V6 (China) and 3.5L V6, connected to either a 6-speed manual, a 5-speed automatic or a 6-speed automatic transmission. A plug-in hybrid version is also being offered, since 2013.