Author Topic: No more Accord for the UK  (Read 3697 times)

RichardA

  • Administrator
  • Approved Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2248
  • Country: gb
    • View Profile
    • https://clubjazz.org
  • My Honda: 2007 1.4 i-DSi Sport manual
No more Accord for the UK
« on: October 19, 2014, 06:36:25 PM »
From the Honda Karma forum:

Quote
Honda UK will discontinue the importation of the Accord Saloon and Accord Tourer models following the final factory production in early 2015. (Final arrivals will be approximately May 2015).

http://hondakarma.com/threads/accord-discontinuation-announced.13432/

Not surprising - this sector is rapidly shrinking as buyers move towards crossover SUVs and German premium brands. The Renault Laguna is no longer imported, the new Ford Mondeo is now twined with a US model (although there are other reasons behind that) and the future of the UK-made Toyota Avensis is in doubt.
Please do not email or PM me about Honda Jazz issues - search or post in the forums. Thanks

peteo48

  • Approved Member
  • *
  • Posts: 646
  • Country: gb
    • View Profile
  • My Honda: 2013 Jazz 1.4 EX i vtec Manual Metallic Blue
Re: No more Accord for the UK
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 02:31:22 PM »
And, of course, Nissan moved out of medium saloon production when they discontinued the Primera. It worked for them with the Qashqai and Juke crossovers.

lexi

  • Approved Member
  • *
  • Posts: 96
  • Country: gb
    • View Profile
  • My Honda: 1.4 i shift V TEC
Re: No more Accord for the UK
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2014, 12:12:50 AM »

  People seem to prefer the easier access and high up riding position.
   You can see the residuals of these low type Sedans, hatchback and estates falling. Avensis are cheap as chips.

       Citreon C5 will be going too I think.  It was only being made in Opel factory on a short term basis.

Defender

  • Approved Member
  • *
  • Posts: 233
  • Country: gb
    • View Profile
  • My Honda: 2011 1.4 EX CVT
Re: No more Accord for the UK
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2014, 09:41:09 PM »
The other negative for the Accord was the cost, OK so it'll probably last for ever, but the high initial cost would put off many buyers and lease companies too?
It's a shame as it's work for the Swindon factory and it's suppliers, I wonder what they will be building in it's place?
2011 1.4 EX CVT in Metalic Mushroom (Urban Titanium).

RichardA

  • Topic Starter
  • Administrator
  • Approved Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2248
  • Country: gb
    • View Profile
    • https://clubjazz.org
  • My Honda: 2007 1.4 i-DSi Sport manual
Re: No more Accord for the UK
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2014, 01:50:09 PM »
Current Accord come from Japan.

Sent from my GT-S7500 using Tapatalk 2

Please do not email or PM me about Honda Jazz issues - search or post in the forums. Thanks

RichardA

  • Topic Starter
  • Administrator
  • Approved Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2248
  • Country: gb
    • View Profile
    • https://clubjazz.org
  • My Honda: 2007 1.4 i-DSi Sport manual
Re: No more Accord for the UK
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2015, 07:00:21 PM »
So it's official:

Quote
Slow-selling Honda Accord is officially dropped in the UK, with no replacement expected.....

....Citing a reduced market demand for the Accord in this country, Honda says it is "focusing on what the customer wants, which is the C-segment, crossover and SUV market."

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/honda-accord-axed-uk
Please do not email or PM me about Honda Jazz issues - search or post in the forums. Thanks

Garyman

  • Approved Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1438
  • Country: gb
    • View Profile
  • My Honda: 2009 1.4 ES
Re: No more Accord for the UK
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2015, 11:08:53 AM »
Our other car is a '64 plate Accord which we got a massive discount.

We were actually looking at getting a Qashqai but ended with the Honda due to my preference with the service team at my local dealership.

Although the Accord is nice, i wouldnt have paid full price for it, and we've only been able to get 30mpg (mainly city driving) which is a bit disappointing if i'm honest.

Tags: news 
 

Back to top