Current Honda Accord ‘will continue for a while in Australia’

Honda USA is gearing up to unveil a new Accord, but when it will arrive in Australia is not yet clear.

The Accord sold Down Under (along with Japan and parts of Southeast Asia) is manufactured in Thailand and operates on what a Honda Australia spokesperson described as “a separate model life cycle” for the US model.

That means that despite Honda USA this week teasing its 11th-generation Accord, with a more aggressive-looking exterior and Civic-inspired cabin, the 10th-generation car offered locally has not yet reached the end of the road.

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“Accord remains an important global nameplate for Honda, with a very loyal and valued customer base here in Australia, but it is too early for us to confirm details of plans for the next generation model,” said the Honda Australia spokesperson.

“The current model will remain in Australia for some time and it continues to perform strongly as a support model in the lineup.”

Honda introduced the current Accord in Australia in 2019. It has been a slow seller since its launch, even compared to its rivals in a shrinking segment.

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To date, sales are up 44 percent in 2022 from the same point in 2021. Honda has delivered 85 cars and says “demand continues to exceed current supply constraints, particularly for the hybrid variant”.

It currently ranks last in its VFACTS segment, behind the Peugeot 508 (106 sales YTD) and Hyundai Sonata (415 sales YTD). It’s also the slowest seller in the Honda range Down Under behind the Civic hatch and the recently discontinued Odyssey people mover.

The current Accord has a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo engine in the petrol model that delivers 140 kW of power, while the 2.0-litre hybrid delivers 158 kW.

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