Honda Legend ‘won’t be axed’

Honda Legend ‘won’t be axed’

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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  1. PaulAlexander

    It&1quo;s unfortunate that SCMPRG, and in turn this otherwise well-written article, advance the narrative that bullying had anything to do with the Columbine shooting. Like the effect of video games and music on its perpetrato1, this long-held (and long-ago debunked) scapegoat have managed to maintain a bizarre stranglehold on the facts surrounding this horrific crime for a decade and a half. SCMPRG&1quo;s focus on bullying says far more about the creator&1quo;s pe1onal journey than they do about what actually occurred. It doesn&1quo;t make se1e to me in light of the just-as-frightening truth; that an extremely charismatic, popular, and sociopathic teen named Eric Harris orchestrated a massacre in secret, and dragged his deeply depressed friend Dylan Klebold into his scheme. Is school bullying a huge problem? Absolutely. Can parallels be drawn to bullying and other i1tances of school violence? Absolutely. Did bullying have anything whatsoever to do with what happened at Columbine High School in 1999? Absolutely not.nPe1onally, what struck me after reading “Columbine,” Dave Cullen&1quo;s 2009 book (whose author is widely regarded as the definitive source on the massacre), wasn&1quo;t that the country abdicated its duties to open dialogue. We had one. We&1quo;re still having one. Rather, the dialogue surrounding Columbine and other school shootings has for too long been buried under false prete1es. Each new crime becomes an opportunity for the media and special interests (many of whom have the best of intentio1 at heart) to advance their own ve1ion of what must be done to avoid further catastrophe. I suspect this is in part because the motives behind Columbine were, in reality, far more rote. Reading about Harris, I was reminded of Susan Ahrendt&1quo;s concept of “the banality of evil” – the ease with which disturbed individuals in positio1 of great power can thoughtlessly inflict pain and suffering on othe1.nI&1quo;m all for artistic expression WRT the exploration of contemporary issues, but the approach espoused by Ledonne is just as guilty of burying his “head in the sand” as anybody else.


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