Fuel-efficient Fit sets all-time record; Civic and Acura TSX set June records
07/01/2008 - TORRANCE, Calif. -
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., today announced total June sales of 142,539, up 13.8 percent on a daily-selling-rate basis(1), setting a new record for the month. Reflecting a shifting automotive marketplace, total car sales set a new June record for the first time since 1990 at 97,639, up 34.2 percent versus last year. Year-to-date American Honda sales are up 4.8 percent to 798,358.
"Staying true to our core values is allowing Honda to weather the storm of rising gas prices and help consumers find shelter in our products," said **** Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda. "Our factories are doing everything they can to produce the fuel-efficient models consumers are desperately in need of."
Honda Division sales rose 17.9 percent over last year to a new June record of 130,083, driven by record car sales which increased 41.4 percent to 89,947. The fuel-efficient Fit posted its best month ever with sales of 10,003, up 100.5 percent, while Civic hit a new June record, up 23.1 percent to 39,967, and Accord rose 54.5 percent to 39,704. Honda Division light-truck sales of 40,136 reflect a decrease of 14.2 percent. Honda Division sales are up 7.4 percent to 720,444, year-to-date.
Acura Division sales totaled 12,456. Sales of the completely redesigned 2009 TSX sports sedan increased 27.5 percent and set a new June record of 3,869.
(1) All percentages in this release reflect the daily selling rate as calculated with 24 days for June 2008, versus 27 for 2007. Year to date, the daily selling rate is calculated with 153 days for 2008, versus 154 for 2007.
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TSX posts best-ever June sales
TORRANCE, Calif. - 07/01/2008
The TSX sports sedan posted best-ever June sales, making it Acura's top-selling vehicle for the month as the luxury division posted June sales of 12,456 units, down 16.4 percent* based on the daily-selling-rate. Acura year-to-date sales of 77,914 are down 14.3 percent versus 2007.
In just its second full month on sale, the redesigned TSX sports sedan set a new June record with sales of 3,869 units, surpassing the previous record of 3,414 set in 2007. Year-to-date sales TSX reached 17,683, up 2.2 percent compared to last year.
"The TSX is receiving a tremendous response from customers who want it all - performance, luxury and fuel efficiency," said **** Colliver, executive vice president of sales. "The all-new TSX is clearly the right product at the right time."
The TL performance luxury sedan posted June sales of 3,454 units, bringing year-to-date sales to 23,681. Additionally, the MDX luxury SUV was Acura's top-selling light truck with monthly sales of 3,425 units. Year-to-date MDX sales reached 24,562 units.
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