Honda Accord: large sedan now under $30,000

Honda Australia has announced a significant price reduction for its Honda Accord range.
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The price of the entry-level Accord VTi has dropped $4300 to $28,190 or $29,990 driveaway. Specifications are unchanged, meaning the large sedan keeps its 133kW/226Nm 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine and five-speed automatic transmission.

The price cut means Honda's large sedan range now starts almost $5000 below the comparative model in the brand's medium sedan range, the Honda Accord Euro. The entry-level Accord Euro with the optional automatic transmission and metallic paint is priced from $33,115 before-on-road costs, $4925 more than the Accord VTi.

The Accord VTi-L with satellite navigation is now $37,190, representing a $2800 reduction. It features the same powertrain as the VTi, returning 8.7 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.

The Accord V6 is now $2700 less, priced from $47,290. It features a 202kW/342Nm 3.5-litre engine with cylinder displacement technology that allows it to operate on six, four or three cylinders for maximum efficiency.

Honda Australia will be hoping the new prices help boost Accord sales in May after April saw it deliver just eight vehicles across the country. By comparison, 458 Accord Euros left dealerships in April.