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Honda Sets All-Time Monthly Record for Automobile Production Overseas, in Asia and China, and Achieves All-Time Accumulated Production Records Overseas, in North America and Asia for the First Half of Year 2015

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TOKYO, July 28, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the first half of the calendar year (January - June 2015) and the month of June 2015.

Production in Japan for the month of May 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 10th consecutive month (since August 2014).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive month (since March 2015), setting record high production for the month of May. This includes record high production for the month of May in North America and Asia.

Production worldwide experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fifth consecutive month (since January 2015).

The First Half of Calendar Year 2015

Total Japanese domestic market auto sales for the first half of calendar year 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since the first six months of 2013).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two years (since the first six months of 2013).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in four years (since the first six months of 2011).

Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles

Fit was industry's third best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the first six months of 2015 with sales of 67,490 units. VEZEL was the industry's ninth best-selling car with sales of 38,218 units.

Mini vehicles - under 660cc

N-BOX was the industry's Top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the first six months of 2015 with sales of 106,986 units. N-WGN was the industry's sixth best-selling car with sales of 56,236 units.

June 2015

Honda's automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of June 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the ninth consecutive month (since October 2014).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the ninth consecutive month (since October 2014).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for eighth consecutive month (since November 2014).

Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles

Fit was the industry's forth best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of June 2015 with sales of 10,750 units. STEPWGN was the industry's seventh best-selling car with sales of 7,572 units and VEZEL was the industry's tenth best-selling car with sales of 6,453 units.

Mini-vehicles - under 660cc

N-BOX was the industry's Top-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of June 2015 with sales of 16,872 units. N-WGN was the industry's eighth best-selling car with sales of 7,249 units.

The First Half of Calendar Year 2015 (January - June)

Total exports from Japan for the first six months of 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the third consecutive year (since the first six months of 2013).

June 2015

Total exports from Japan in June 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth consecutive month (since March 2015).

About Honda

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC/LSE:HNDA.L) is one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19 million customers annually. For more information, please visit http://world.honda.com.

Source: Honda

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