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Honda has denied that it will axe its slow-selling Legend saloon

Honda has denied that it is planning to axe its slow-selling Legend luxury saloon.

The V6 model is rumoured to be close to an end-of-production run, but Honda chief executive officer Takanobu Ito says the car is “a necessary model for the US” and points out that it has a “small but strong fan base in Japan".

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Rumours over the plan to drop the model in Japan have also raised speculation about its future in the US as well.

The vehicle, known as the Acura RL in the US, is the Acura brand's flagship sedan but Honda has only sold 872 RLs through the first six months of this year. The car was axed in the UK last year after similarly slow sales.

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marktobin 1 August 2010

Re: Honda Legend 'won't be axed'

"Honda legend won't be axed" seriously the fact that a car no one in Uk or Ireland buys won't be axed actually makes news....... ....nearly as Kia not having a name for it new big saloon!!!

Overdrive 1 August 2010

Re: Honda Legend 'won't be axed'

Leg End wrote:

...I'd lose all my credibility in the pub if I turned up in a Jag or Merc.....

Yes, that's an important consideration in making a purchase decision; what the fellow local pub punters might think of one's choice of wheels!

Leg End 31 July 2010

Re: Honda Legend 'won't be axed'

Perhaps Al isn't as crazy as he makes out, they launched it in China in 2008, but under the Acura brand