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2008 Honda Accord Sedans Roll Off Assembly Line in Guangzhou

2008 Honda Accord Made in China


Shanghai. December 27, 2007 (; The much expected 2008 Honda Accord sedans rolled off assembly line in the second plant of Guangzhou Honda today.

During the off-line ceremony, Fu Shoujie, deputy general manager of Guangzhou Honda said, "We've added some new features, like intelligent key system, backup radar detector and automatic sun certain control system to the 2008 Honda Accord."

"More importantly, we've upgraded the interior decoration of the 2008 Accord produced to C segment sedans. And that's the biggest difference from the 2008 Honda Accord sedans sold in North American market.Ħħ

Guangzhou Honda expects to sell 178,000 Accord sedans next year, while its closest competitor Toyota Camry expects to sell 175,000 vehicles next year.

Guangzhou Honda did not reveal the price of 2008 Honda Accord, but experts say it is unlikely to be cheaper than the recently launched Ford Mondeo Zhisheng, whose lowest price stands at RMB 181,800 (USD 24,788).

Currently, the price of 2007 Accord powered by a 2.0 liter engine has been lowered to 169,800 yuan ($22,581) and the 2007 Accord powered by a 2.4 liter engine has been lowered to 199,800 yuan ($26,570) in Chongqing.

Honda Accord has become a popular model in the middle and upper segment of China's sedan market. In the first 11 months this year, Honda Accord sold 111,121 units in Chinese market, second only to Toyota Camry, which sold 149,972 units.

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