2008 Guangzhou Honda Accord will soon go on sale.
source: Gasgoo.comFebruary 19, 2008 – Guangzhou Honda sold over 7,400 new Accord vehicles in the first month it started production in Guangzhou, according to National Association of Passenger Vehicles.
"If there were no heavy snowstorms in January, we might have been able to sell out 8,000 new Accord vehicles in the first month,” a Guangzhou Honda official told China Business News. “In the fast week of January, our vehicle shipping routes to Southwest and central China markets were cut off by snowstorms.”
Earlier this year, Guangzhou Honda announced a plan to sell 178,000 new Accord vehicles in Chinese market this year, slightly higher than its competitor Toyota Camry, whose sales target was 175,000 vehicles in the same year.
"The sales record for the first month is not bad for us,” the unnamed Guangzhou Honda official mentioned that back in June of 2006 when Toyota Camry, Honda Accord’s rival car model, was launched in Chinese market, it sold 3,680 units in the first month, 5,900 units in the second month, and it was not until the third month that Toyota Camry’s sale reached 7,000 units.
The 2008 Accord vehicles, produced by Guangzhou Honda, were officially launched on January 6. The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for Accord 2.4 EX is RMB 229,800 ($32,000 in US dollars) in Chinese market and the MSRC price for Accord 2.4 EXL-Navi is RMB 264,800 ($37,000 in US dollars).
source: Gasgoo.comApril 8, 2008 - In the Chinese market of medium- and high-end cars, the new Honda Accord model has recaptured the sales championship from Camry. The new Accord made by Guangzhou Honda Auto sold 21,068 new units in March to become Number One again 15 months later in the sales of mid- and high-end sedans.
The March sales figure of Accord also hit a single-month record high in selling mid- and -high-end sedans in China. The new Accord scaled the new height only two months after it was listed in the stock market. Up to February, Camry, another model of Guangzhou Honda, had been a market leader for 15 straight months, close to breaking the record of 19 successive months set by the old Accord. Camry sold 16,532 units in March.
Sources said that most of the new Accord vehicles will be manufactured in Guangzhou Honda's Huangpu plant and Zengcheng plant. The combined capacity of the two facilities, after the restructuring now under way, will be boosted to 800 units a day and thus will gradually ease the short supply of the increasingly popular new Accord vehicles.
Last month, Guangzhou Honda put onto the market a new model of car 8-generation Accord 3.5L priced at RMB 339,800 ($48,100). At the same time, it also unveiled the guide price of two models of 8-generation Accord 2.0L cars with 2.0MT priced at RMB 181,800 and 2.0EX, RMB 199,800, which hit the market in late March.
Guangzhou Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between China's Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group Co., Ltd. and Japan's Honda Motor Co.