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Honda enjoys brisk orders for new Accord.

TOKYO, Nov. 5 Kyodo

Honda Motor Co. said Tuesday it has received orders for about 6,000 of its new Accord sedan and station wagon since their release on Oct. 11 in Japan, topping its monthly sales target of 5,000 units.

The orders comprise 4,500 for the sedan mainly from customers aged over 40, and 1,500 for the station wagon from those mainly in their 30s.

Honda began selling the sedan and taking orders for the station wagon on Oct. 11. It expects more orders for the station wagon after it hits showrooms on Nov. 28.

The company fully remodeled the Accord for the first time in five years, adding assisted driving functions that help keep the vehicles in their lanes on freeways and an appropriate distance from other cars.

Honda has so far manufactured a combined 12 million Accords and Accord Wagons worldwide.

The 24S version of the new Accord sedan, which features a fuel-efficient 2.4-liter i-VTEC engine, carries a suggested retail price of 2.35 million yen.

The 24E version of the Accord Wagon, equipped with a four-wheel-drive system, sells for 2.41 million yen.
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