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Death of a Legend

By SYF77 on 21 Jul 2010

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Honda’s reorganization plan includes ending a few models that have become unpopular. A report from Nikkei business daily states that Honda will be discontinuing the Acura RL as well as its Japanese version, the Honda Legend.

In the US, the Acura RL is positioned at the top of the premium range. In the past few years, sales of the Acura RL declined primarily as a result of the TL model (JDM Honda Accord) that is slotted under it. Many consumers preferred the TL because of its better overall package in terms of interior design, more superior powerplants and other features that overshadowed the flagship model.

The Nikkei business daily also said that among the production changes that Honda will be making to its domestic market, the Civic’s gasoline version will be discontinued. This is interesting as Singapore’s Civic is sourced from Japan currently. Does it mean that the Civic 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 will be imported from Thailand subsequently? It was also reported that the production of the Elysion minivan will soon end.

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SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



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Red_line Jul 21 2010 04:40 PM
Acura TL is not JDM Honda Accord . TSX is .
Ricencocoa Jul 22 2010 05:04 PM
The Japs are cutting COSTS for all brands cars. Soon they will be like the British, selling away their brands to maybe the Chinese. Sad case of lost economies of scale, I guess

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