While in the United States, the Accord is Honda's bestselling nameplate with 218,665 deliveries this year (from January 1 through August 31), in Europe, things aren't anywhere near as rosy.
Speaking to Just-Auto, a spokesperson for Honda said that Accord sales in the continent have plummeted to the point that the car has become a niche model. As a result, the spokesman said that the Japanese carmaker has "no immediate plans" to launch a new model in Europe.
That doesn't mean it won't, but that Honda is in no hurry to offer a replacement, preferring instead to focus on the European market launch of the new CR-V and the all-important 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine to be offered initially on the Civic and then of the CR-V.
The current generation of the European Accord sedan differs from the previous North American market model as it is directly related to the Acura TSX.
Recently, Honda dropped a teaser image of the new Accord for the Russian market, with the car looking identical to the North American model. According to Just-Auto, this can be explained by the fact that Honda Europe does not include Russia, which has its own separate division reporting directly to Japan.