Honda Honors the Iconic Accord with “40 Years of America in Accord” Video
Honda Accord: 40 Year Anniversary of Debut in America
The iconic Honda Accord is celebrating its 40 year anniversary of its debut in America. Over nine generations, the Accord has consistently set the benchmark for the U.S. auto industry, earning the trust of more American car buyers than any other car during that period — with sales of more than 12.7 million Accords, the vast majority produced in Honda’s U.S. plants.
Honda Accord: First American-Made Car
The Accord, which made its stateside debut in June 1976, was the first Honda model and first vehicle from a Japanese automaker to be manufactured in America and has been in continuous production in America for nearly 34 years, since the start of Honda’s U.S. automobile manufacturing at the company’s Marysville, Ohio auto plant on November 1, 1982. Through the years, it also has been produced in the company’s plants in East Liberty, Ohio, Birmingham, Alabama, Alliston, Canada and El Salto, Mexico.
“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. 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.” – John Mendel, Executive Vice President of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
“40 Years of America in Accord” Video
With June 2016 marking the 40th anniversary of the Accord’s debut in the United States, Honda created a “40 Years of America in Accord” video to celebrate this milestone and pay tribute to the rich heritage of this iconic midsize sedan.
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