1993 Honda Accord: Accord goes global
In 1993, Honda decided to separate the development of the North American and Japanese Accord from the European Accord. In following generations, Honda moved a step further building three different cars: a Japanese specific model, a European specific model and an American specific model. This divide is still present today, with the Acura TSX representing what is available as a Honda Accord in Europe and Japan.
Thankfully Honda introduced the Euro Accord to North America in 2004, allowing for an economical family sedan for some and a fun-to-drive sports sedan for others.
The divide is an important step in Honda’s development as a global automaker, ensuring it has the most appropriate vehicle for each region.