The Honda Accord has an illustrious history that's always been founded on some core principles: providing a high quality, ensuring reliability, and creating a vehicle that's fun to drive. This formula is essentially what has kept the Accord prevalent for over 35 years! Honda engineering works diligently every year to innovate high quality manufacturing, environmental performance, safety, and even luxury.
The first Honda Accord was produced in 1976. However, it wasn't until 1982 that the Accord would become the first Japanese vehicle to actually be manufactured in the United States. On November 1, 1982, Honda began U.S. auto production at the Marysville, Ohio plant that's still in use today. Not only was the Accord the first Honda produced in America, it was the first of all international automobiles to be produced in the States!
The name "Accord" was originally derived from Honda's relentless desire to achieve an "accord" between people, culture, and automobile through advanced technology and innovation. Of course this "mission statement" still serves as the foundation for what Honda hopes to achieve with their popular sedan.
The original Accord was introduced with a 1.6 liter engine and 68 Horsepower. This was quite different from the norm at the time. Despite its unconventional design, the Honda Accord's experienced success almost immediately. Have a look at this inforgraphic, and enjoy the illustrious history of the Honda Accord!
Today, the 2013 Honda Accord is in its 9th generation of existence. As evidenced by this timeline, the Accord has accumulated a terrific historical track record. For instance: The Accord has been named to Car & Driver's 10Best list 27 times since 1983. It isn't surprising that this is a record no other sedan has come close to matching. Honda is unwilling to settle for anything less that class leadership. We look forward to the new Accord, as Honda pushes the boundaries, and continues to define the automobile industry standard with the success of its flagship sedan: The Honda Accord.