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The writing was on the wall for the Accord Coupe.

When Honda introduced the all-new 2018 Accord last week, it made absolutely no mention of the sleek-looking coupe model. The Japanese company has just confirmed the two-door version of its family sedan has entered the pantheon of automotive history.

The writing was on the wall for the Accord Coupe; sales have experienced a sharp decline in recent years. The entire coupe segment is shrinking, so Honda understandably didn't want to spend money on developing a model it knew wouldn't sell.

It doesn't help that the Japanese company decided to stop selling the Accord in Europe to focus on smaller cars and crossovers.

As CNET's Roadshow points out, the Accord Coupe's demise marks the end of an entire segment. Toyota quit offering the Camry Solara in 2008, and Nissan hasn't sold a two-door version of the Altima since the 2012 model year.

Buyers after a mid-size coupe will need to stop up to a more expensive model built by a luxury brand like Mercedes-Benz, Audi, or BMW. Alternatively, Honda loyalists can try to snag one of the last remaining Accord Coupes in the company's American inventory, or downsize to a Civic.