Currently positioned as a mid-size vehicle, the Honda Accord was first introduced in 1976 as a 3-door hatchback. A sedan was soon added to the line, a coupe about 10 years later, and a wagon shortly after that. Sales were always very strong, as there were several different trim levels offering any buyer the opportunity to spend or save money if they wished. Honda engines have also been benchmarks for fuel efficiency in the US, and consistently set the bar higher and higher for emissions standards and cleanliness. In 1981, the Honda Accord was the first Japanese vehicle to be produced in the US, though most of the Honda Accord parts were still sourced from Japan.