To this day, the Accord has become one of the best sellers in the mid-size sedan category, having sold close to 13 million units in the United States only. It has since dropped the three-door hatchback style and upsized a little to make room for the Civic and the Fit. Picture this; in 1976, the Accord’s wheelbase was shorter than the Fit’s.
The Accord was the first Japanese car to be manufactured in North America, at the Honda Ohio plant in Marysville since 1982. Over 10 million Accords have rolled out of production in North America since. The 2017 Accord family is now bigger than ever, receiving both the sedan and coupe body styles as well at the four cylinder et V6 powertrain options. And it doesn’t stop there: the lineup will grow some more as of this summer with the introduction of two new iterations of the mid-size sedan.
A Well Deserved Fortieth Birthday
Last year, the Honda Accord received an elegant, upgraded look, inspired by Acura’s luxury family. In tune with the refreshed and reworked Honda lineup, the Accord received the chrome-belt treatment extending from one elegant, character headlight to the other. Under the sheet metal, the strength of the chassis had also been improved, strong features to build on for the 2017 model-year. However, new to this year, and in time for the model’s 40th anniversary is the all-new Accord Sport Special Edition. This new edition of the sedan will join the Accord Hybrid as this year’s newcomers. The Sport Special Edition of the Accord will include trim-specific features including special edition badges and the heated seats with red contrasting stitching. It will of course also come equipped with all the options that make the Accord so competitive, such as HandsFreeLink with Bluetooth connectivity and wheel-mounted controls, SMS and e-mail function, satellite radio, adaptive cruise control, wireless device charging, navigation, proximity key, and much more. It is also available with the Honda Sensing Suite that includes a flight of high tech safety features. The Sport Edition will be available as a trim level of the 2.4L, four-cylinder engine Accord.
The new 2017 Honda Accord is celebrating a 40 year-long legacy of excellence. The Accord now ranks in the top sellers of its category. It will be available at the Lallier Honda in Montreal showroom this summer with its elegant new look as well as its two new iterations, the Accord Sport Special Edition and the returning Accord Hybrid.