1976 was the year America celebrated its 200th birthday and the year we first introduced the Accord. This year, we celebrate another Honda milestone: our 30th year of manufacturing the Accord here in the United States (using domestic and globally sourced parts).
Thirty years ago, our first American-made Accord came off the production line at our Marysville, Ohio plant. It was the first Japanese-nameplate assembled in the U.S. Since then, we've built millions of Accord vehicles in America, growing the Honda culture and opportunities across the country. We're proud that we've been able to grow here and share our success with the communities in which we operate.
With its smart size and excellent fuel economy ratings, the first-generation Accord was a hot seller in the 1970s.
The second-generation Accord was the first Honda automobile to be assembled in the U.S.A.
1986 marked the introduction of a notably sleeker Accord, picking up styling cues from its sporty sibling, the Honda Prelude.
Beginning in 1990, the Accord was classified as a mid-size sedan and featured a more powerful 2.2-liter engine.
The fifth-generation Accord featured a more ergonomic interior, and boasted more standard safety features than ever, including dual front airbags.
In 1998, the sixth-generation Accord Sedan became the largest Accord ever. For the first time, the Coupe was treated to its own sportier look, with exclusive front fascia, wheels and lights.
In 2003, the Accord grew in size, power and refinement again. It continued to garner spots on Car and Driver's 10Best list. In 2005, the Accord Hybrid was introduced.
Another green technology breakthrough: The Accord Hybrid became the world's first V-6-powered hybrid vehicle. Advancements in Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system and the new Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) cylinder deactivation technology delivered V-6 fuel efficiency that was on par with a 4-cylinder, compact-class Civic.
With its stately presence, the 2008 Accord was the first to be classified as a full-size carand yet this latest generation is still as nimble and fun to drive as ever. It offers more luxury, more features and better fuel efficiency. Plus, V-6 models feature new fuel-saving technologies like Variable Cylinder Management.
We've taken high tech, high performance and high style to the next level. The ninth-generation Accord is our most luxurious Accord yet, while still retaining its hallmark value. New technology abounds from bumper to bumper, inside to outside, and both the sedan and coupe have a bolder style than ever before.
The Accord Plug-In represents an enormous step in hybrid-electric technology. It features a rechargeable power source, three driving modes, and staggering efficiency figures like a 570 mile total driving range rating and a 115 combined MPGe electric rating. But what makes the Plug-In truly special is that it never compromised the performance and refinement that makes it an Accord.