Honda Accord is one of the oldest running cars of the Honda Motor Company, Ltd. which was first introduced to the public in the year 1976. This was created as a predecessor to the Honda 1300, a compact car that was released in 1969 until 1973. The Accord has been made available in several types in various regions –it is available as a compact, mid-size, and full-size car.
The first generation Accord was produced in the May 1976 until 1981 as a compact car. It was assembled in Sayama, Japan and was available as a three door hatchback and a four door sedan. Among its rival models include the Datsun 510, Mazda 626, Toyota Corono, and the Mitsubishi Galant. In September 1981, the second generation Accord was released to the public, and it was available until 1985. This was assembled still in Japan but it also began to be assembled in areas such as Ohio, USA and Nelson, New Zealand.
The third generation was available in 1986 until 1989, with new body styles such as a three door shooting break and a two door coupe. This version was designed by Toshi Oshika for Honda in 1983. In 1990, the fourth generation was released, and this version was available as a 2-door cope, a 4-door sedan, and a 5-door station wagon.
The fifth generation lasted from 1994 until 1997, with the addition of new assembly countries such as the Philippines and Mexico. The next generation was from 1998 to 2002 and was assembled in Japan and China as a compact car. The seventh generation was during the years 2003 until 2007 in the Japanese and European markets, the eighth generation from 2007 until 2012, and at present, the Honda Accord is already at its ninth generation, and is currently available as a four door sedan and a two door coupe.