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American Honda Announces April Sales Results

  • Civic continues to lead U.S. passenger car sales, driven by strong retail performance
  • Honda truck sales rise 2.7% in April as Passport adds strength and CR-V and Pilot maintain momentum
  • Acura trucks also gain, with RDX surging 17.3% on the way to an overall increase of 6.2% for the month 

“As industry sales continue to level off, we are increasing our share of the market through the strength of our car and truck lineups and our disciplined approach to sales,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr. senior vice president of Automobile Sales at American Honda Motor Co. “The compact SUV segment remains a bright spot for both Honda and Acura brands in 2019, with CR-V the outright retail sales leader in the industry’s largest segment, and the Acura RDX the fastest growing model in the compact luxury SUV segment in 2019 and the top-selling retail model.”

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Honda Ridgeline Named to Car and Driver Magazine List of the 2019 10Best Trucks and SUVs

For the third consecutive year, the Honda Ridgeline has been named to the Car and Driver magazine list of the 10Best Trucks and SUVs in the Mid-Size Pickup category. For the awards, Car and Driver tested vehicles’ unique attributes for their respective segments, including ride and handling, safety features, technology, comfort, practicality and fuel efficiency. The 2019 Ridgeline excels in each of those areas due to its unique unibody construction and extent of standard and available features.

The Ridgeline utilizes a highly rigid, aerodynamic and tightly sealed unibody structure that delivers up to three times the torsional rigidity of competing body-on-frame trucks. The chassis features fully independent front and rear suspension systems with Amplitude Reactive Dampers, and combined with the body structure provides vastly superior ride comfort and handling precision along with the top-in-class cabin quietness.

Along with excellent drivability and NVH characteristics, the 2019 Ridgeline has the largest and most flexible cabin in its class along with robust cargo-hauling and towing capabilities. That includes a class-leading maximum payload capacity of up to 1,584-pound (718.5 kg), and up to 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) towing, giving Ridgeline a higher degree of utility and versatility.

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Trucks Drive New Records and Acura Turns a Corner as American Honda Posts December Sales Increase

  • Acura brand sales rise 2.8% in 2018, punctuated by best-ever monthly and annual truck sales
  • Acura RDX has best-ever annual and December sales, its second-best month in history
  • Honda brand posts best-ever annual and December truck sales with overall December increase as Honda CR-V sets all-time monthly record, topping 42,000 sales
  • Accord sales jump 29.4% as passenger car sales remain strong; electrified vehicles set new annual record

“In 2018, we took advantage of the continued consumer shift toward light-trucks, contributing to another record year for our Honda and Acura light-truck businesses,” said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division. “In addition to our light-truck success, our passenger car business also delivered another strong year, with Civic retaining its crown in 2018 as the best-selling retail compact car in America for nine years running and Accord commanding the highest transaction prices in the midsize segment. We remain bullish on the passenger car business and look forward to another great year in 2019 across our entire Honda and Acura lineups.”




Sales Highlights

Honda finished 2018 on a strong note with both cars and trucks gaining in December, overcoming over four months of lost production due to a flood that shut the Celaya, Mexico auto plant to narrowly miss a new annual sales mark.

  • Truck sales set new monthly and annual records led by CR-V which set an all-time monthly record, with 42,079 units in December, a gain of 13.8%. Pilot set a new annual mark, eclipsing its previous record by over 7,000.
  • Accord jumped a strong 29.4% on 28,627 in sales for the month.
  • Electrified vehicle sales set new monthly and annual sales records with 6,899 December sales, the 6th straight month above 5,000 units.

Model Notes

Civic continues its dominance as the #1 retail car in America for a 3rd straight year and 9th straight year as the compact retail #1.


Honda Pilot was the fastest growing SUV in segment in 2018, helping deliver a 4th straight year of record light truck sales to Honda.






Sales Highlights

Acura was one of the few luxury brands to increase sales (+2.8%) in 2018, setting records for RDX and light trucks, leading to new market share and the brand’s first annual gain since 2014.

  • Acura trucks set a new monthly sales record, gaining 17.5% on 12,786 units
  • RDX gained 42.2% to set a new December mark on sales of 6,838 units, the model’s 7th consecutive monthly record and second best month in history.
  • MDX had December sales of 5,948 units, helping the model to its 7th straight year of 50,000+ annual sales.
  • ILX and RLX sedans gained in December, with ILX up 10.7% and RLX gaining 16.1% (its best month in 2018).

Model Notes

Heading into December, RDX was the #1 retail-selling model in segment in 2018, the #2 top-selling luxury SUV and the #3 top-selling model in all of luxury.


ILX picked up more than 2 points of share in segment in 2018, while TLX outsold the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and key models from Lexus and Volvo.



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Trucks and Electrified Vehicles Spark Strong October Sales for American Honda

  • American Honda trucks gain 6.5% to set new October record
  • Honda electrified vehicles have best month on record, exceeding 6,000 retail sales for second month in a row
  • Honda Pilot sales climb 31% for best October sales; Odyssey rises 15%
  • Acura trucks set new October record, gaining 15%
  • Acura RDX records best October and second best single month in history, jumping 75% 

“With production across our entire Honda and Acura lineups in alignment to meet true consumer demand, we continue to achieve steady and sustainable results as we enter the final two months of the year,” said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division.

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Truck Sales Soar in September with Multiple Records for American Honda

  • American Honda light trucks set new September record, gaining 6.3%   
  • Honda brand trucks have best-ever September, with Pilot posting record September, up 50%
  • Honda electrified vehicle sales set new monthly record, topping 5,000 units for third consecutive month
  • Acura sales rise 4.4%, fueled by record September truck sales
  • RDX sets fourth straight monthly sales record with massive 54% gain; MDX sales top 4,600 units

“We enter the final quarter of the year in a very strong position across our passenger car and light-truck lineups, putting us in striking distance of a fourth consecutive year of record sales for the Honda and Acura brands combined,” said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division.



Sales Highlights

Honda trucks continued to build strong momentum in September, with record total sales and strong performances across the lineup. While car sales ceded some ground to trucks, the strength of Honda passenger cars has pushed them to the top of industry retail market share, despite tight supplies of key models.

  • Honda Pilot jumped 50.2% in September on sales of 15,464 units.
  • CR-V sales topped 30,000 units for the month, just shy of another record.
  • With gas prices topping $4.00/gallon in parts of the U.S., sales of Honda electrified vehicles continue to rise, with Accord Hybrid, Insight and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid combining for nearly 6,000 September deliveries.


Model Notes

Honda is the only brand in America to earn an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICKacross car, SUV, minivan and pickup models, including the 2019 Insight.


With Accord, Civic and Fit, Honda has topped all other brands in combined retail passenger car sales in the three largest mainstream car segments in the first 8 months of 2018.




Sales Highlights

The new RDX continued to break sales records and combined with strong MDX sales to set a new September record for Acura trucks.

  • RDX set its 4th straight monthly sales mark since launching in June. Sales totaled 5,699 for the month, a gain of 54.3%.
  • Acura’s flagship luxury SUV, the MDX, turned in another strong performance with sales of 4,643 units in September.
  • The refreshed and re-energized 2019 ILX goes on sale later this month.

Model Notes

The refreshed 2019 ILX completes the first phase of the Acura brand design transformation with all core models sporting the signature Diamond Pentagon Grille and an A-Spec model.


Acura’s revolutionary True Touchpad™ Interface is a hit with RDX customers and won praise from the editors at Ward’s, who said it’s “everything you could want in a user experience.”



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American Honda Reports August Sales Increase as Trucks Smash Previous Records

  • Three-peat for the 2019 Acura RDX – 5,793 units sold in August yield third-consecutive monthly sales record
  • Honda Pilot sales continue to skyrocket in August with 60% gain – heading to all-time annual record
  • Honda’s electrified vehicles score all-time best sales month with 5,884 units sold
  • Acura sales jump 14.8% in August, as light truck sales surge to record heights

Leveraging our manufacturing flexibility to increase our light truck supply continues to pay off for us,said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division. The Acura RDX and MDX combined forces to deliver the best August of all time for Acura light trucks. RDX also continued its strong sales pace, achieving a third consecutive month of record sales since hitting the market in June.” “For Honda, Pilot benefited from increased light truck production and recorded a 60 percent increase in year-over-year sales, added Arcangeli.

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Honda on Pace to Sell More Trucks Than Passenger Vehicles for First Time Ever

  • All-new  2019 Acura RDX scores second-consecutive sales record with 5,784 units sold in July
  • Honda Pilot sales continue momentum – jumping another 30.5% in July, bolstered by redesigned 2019 model
  • Honda CR-V sales top 32,000 for the month – advancing industry retail SUV sales leadership
  • New Honda Insight quickly posts nearly 2,000 sales in its first full month even before marketing launch

“For the first time in our company’s history, the Honda brand is on pace this year to sell more light trucks than passenger cars,” said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division. “Honda’s unique flexibility within our U.S. manufacturing operations has played a critical role in our ability to adjust our production mix and capitalize on the market’s shift toward light trucks.”

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American Honda Reports April Sales Results

  • Core models Civic and CR-V remain strong with sales over 28,000 units
  • Honda Odyssey continues to cement sales leadership in minivan segment with 21% gain
  • Honda Pilot sales jump again in April, rising 22%
  • Acura RDX sales increase 10.8% in April, as introduction of all-new 2019 model approaches

“Even as we increase our sales of light trucks to record levels, we remain committed to delivering a balanced lineup of cars and light-truck offerings for our customers,” said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the Automobile Division & general manager of Honda sales. “Our flexible manufacturing capabilities allow us to evolve our production mix in real-time to meet these continued shifts in consumer demand. Moreover, we recognize not all customers in the market want a truck or SUV, so growth opportunities still exist within the passenger car side of our business.” 

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American Honda Posts March Sales Increase as Balanced Sales of Cars and Trucks Propel Honda and Acura

  • Honda brand sets new March record for total sales, rising 2.6%
  • AHM trucks set new March sales record with an increase of 7%
  • Honda brand truck sales jump 7% for best March sales  
  • Acura TLX leaps 43% for best ever March sales; RDX gains 17%


“Honda’s deep truck lineup helped the brand to a new March record, while Honda cars continue to pull their weight despite current market forces,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of the Automobile Division & general manager of Honda Sales.

“The Acura brand delivered another strong sales performance in March with TLX and RDX leading the charge with double-digit, year-over-year sales increases. While headwinds remain relative to midsize luxury sedan sales, TLX is continuing to pick up market share and outselling notable competitors.”




Sales Highlights

Honda found fresh momentum with a new total vehicle sales record in March as Accord continued to gain ground, Civic topped 32,000 sales, and light trucks set several new benchmarks.

  • Honda brand sales set a new March record, gaining 2.6% on sales of 128,855
  • Accord sales topped 24,000 for the month, moving up vs. last month while competing in a declining segment dominated by heavy incentives.
  • Pilot jumped 42.4% on sales of 14,158; Odyssey rose 27.8% on sales of 9,873.
  • HR-V had its best-ever March, rising 1.3% on sales of 7,753 vehicles.
  • Civic gained 3.4% on sales of 32,584 units.

Model Notes

Passenger car leadership! Accord: 2018 North American Car of the Year; Civic: #1 retail car in America; Fit: retail #1 in segment.

America’s Best SUV brand gaining strength from increased supply of Pilot – up more than 50%




Sales Highlights

Acura brand sales gained sharply in March, rising 15.7% as sedans enjoyed major gains, fueled primarily by record TLX sales and a strong month for RDX.

  • Total Acura car sales were up 35.2% in March, while trucks gained 6.4% for the month.
  • TLX starred for Acura, posting record March sales of 4,014, up 42.6% vs. March 2017. The sporty V6 A-Spec model has sparked new interest in TLX, as a new 4-cyl. A-Spec model enters the market today.
  • RDX sales also were robust in March, up 16.7% on sales of 4,398 units as the brand looks ahead to an all-new 2019 RDX this summer.

Model Notes

TLX off to a great start in 2018, outselling Audi A4 and others. Arrival this week of 2.4L A-Spec model adds to momentum.

Already two of the top three luxury SUVs to younger buyers, the 2019 RDX and 2019 MDX will receive youthful A-Spec sport                              appearance variants in the next few months.






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Trucks Drive Numerous American Honda September Sales Records

  • Total American Honda sales rise 13.1 percent on sales of 133,750 for a new September record
  • Overall American Honda truck sales also set a new September mark, increasing 26.9 percent on sales of 63,635
  • Honda brand sets new September record, rising 14 percent on sales of 119,046
  • Honda trucks also have best September, up 31.9 percent with 55,474 units sold
  • Acura trucks have best-ever September, gaining 0.8 percent on sales of 8,161 vehicles
  • Acura RDX records best September sales, rising 19.1 percent on sales of 3,848 units

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American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported a robust 13.1 percent September 2015 sales increase on total sales of 133,750 Honda and Acura vehicles for a new September benchmark. Honda Division sales totaled 119,046, up 14 percent for a new September record, with car sales reaching 63,572 for a 2 percent gain and truck sales rising 31.9 percent on sales of 55,474 for another September record. Acura reported 14,704 vehicle sales for a solid 6.3 percent gain, with cars capturing 6,543 sales (up 14.1 percent) and trucks setting a new September record, reaching 8,161 sales (up 0.8 percent).

Honda cars and trucks made solid sales gains in September, with double digit increases from Civic, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey, while Accord also gained in a market that continues to lean heavily to light trucks. With Pilot leading monthly gains, total Honda truck sales were up across the entire lineup, gaining 31.9 percent on sales of 55,474 for a new September record.

  • Civic had a strong September with sales topping 28,000 for a 27 percent increase.
  • The all-new Pilot jumped out to a great start with September sales of 10,238, up 30.9 percent for the month.  Pilot was joined by Odyssey, with sales of 9,924 units to bump it 13.2 percent in September.
  • CR-V set yet another monthly sales record, rising 26.1 percent on sales of 29,925 units, continuing on pace to maintain its position as America’s best-selling SUV.

“The success of our new truck introductions has given us great momentum heading into fall,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager. “Now we see the freshened Accord and all-new Civic sedan propelling us into 2016 as we continue to bolster our lineup with exciting new products throughout the year.”

Acura cars continued strong momentum in a light truck-dominated market with TLX easily surpassing the 4,500-unit mark, while ILX enjoyed a double-digit increase for the month. RDX also gained sharply in a hotly competitive market segment, setting a new September record to boost total Acura truck sales into record territory. Overall, Acura sales were up 6.3 percent.

  • RDX sales shot up 19.1 percent on sales of 3,848 in September to help Acura trucks to a 0.8 percent increase.
  • MDX posted a strong month with sales of 4,313 for the month, despite supply constraints.
  • Anchored by the TLX, Acura cars gained 14.1 percent on sales of 6,543 for the month:
    • TLX sales totaled 4,753 for an increase of 22.4 percent
    • ILX was up 10.2 percent on sales of 1,614 units

“In addition to strong demand for our lineup of luxury performance products what we are seeing is the growing stature of the Acura brand,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division. “With the reborn NSX on the horizon, Acura is poised for great things in the luxury automotive marketplace.”

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