Honda Accord Celebrates 40 Years and 12.7 Million Sold in the U.S.
2016 seems to be a milestone year for a handful of America’s most popular vehicles, including the Chevy Camaro, but more importantly (according to sales figures), America’s best-selling car over the past 40 years, the Honda Accord.
It was back in 1976 that the little Accord debuted in the United States as a practical, nimble and fuel-efficient three-door hatchback, and regardless what anyone today might say, there’s no way Honda could’ve ever imagined just what an important role the Accord would play in the future.
With fuel at a mere $0.59 cents per gallon back then, the Accord allowed American families to stretch their hard-earned dollars and drive vehicles that were the complete polar-opposite of what America was producing at the time. Fast forward 40 years, and more than 12.7 million Accords have been sold on American soil.
Perhaps even more shocking, is the fact that 10.5 million of those Accords have been produced at various plants right here in the United States. Most recently at the Marysville, Ohio auto plant, which also happens to be the home of the new NSX.
“The Accord embodies the challenging spirit of Honda and our commitment to delivering innovative products to our customers of the highest quality, reliability and value,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Accord’s success over four decades is deeply woven into the fabric of American car culture and American industry, and we are thankful for and deeply humbled by the loyalty and trust that our customers have placed in Honda and in Accord over the past 40 years.”
As a Honda owner myself, I can’t help but wonder just what the Accord will look like in another 40 years!
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