With Accord sales tanking in Europe, Honda says it has no plans to bring a next-generation model to Europe, despite introducing variants for North America, Asia and Russia.
The critically acclaimed Accord, also known as our Acura TSX, has become a victim of Europe’s decimated car market, and mid-size sedans have been hit particularly hard. The Accord was never a big player in Europe, despite being praised to high heaven by the motoring press. Just-Auto is reporting that
for now, the emphasis is on rebuilding sales, led by the firm’s new 1.6-litre ‘i-DTEC’ four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. This is now being fitted to the Civic and will be added to the new CR-V from the first quarter of 2013.
A new world-market Accord is expected to bow at either the Sydney Motor Show in October or the Guangzhou show in November. Russia is apparently exempt from the Accord prohibition, since they are considered a distinct entity from Europe, and also get the Acura brand.