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Honda and Acura Light Trucks Continue Strong Performance

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MARKHAM, ON, Aug. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Honda Canada Inc.'s light truck lineup continued its strong sales performance led by the all-new Honda Odyssey which recorded its best ever sales. Combined July sales of 18,544 units by the Honda and Acura divisions of Honda Canada Inc. represented a 10% increase over last year's sales. The Honda Automobile division reported July sales of 16,843 units, up nearly 11% over last year. The Acura Division reported July sales of 1,701 units, up really 3% over last year.

The all-new Honda Odyssey had its best July ever. (CNW Group/Honda Canada Inc.)

"The trend towards light trucks continued as we saw the Honda HR-V, Pilot and Ridgeline outperform their previous July numbers while one of the newest member of the lineup, the all new Honda Odyssey, recorded its best ever July sales figures since 2002," said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Honda Canada Inc.

"The refreshed Acura MDX continued its steady performance as a brand favourite to improve year-over-year sales by nearly three percent," added Leclerc.

July Highlights:

  • HR-V sailed past its previous July figures with 1,361 units, up 37% from 2016.
  • Pilot topped its previous July figures with 786 units, up nearly 20% from 2016.
  • Honda Ridgeline posted an impressive 319 units sold representing a 266% increase from 2016.
  • Acura's popular MDX luxury SUV posted a 31% gain on sales versus the same period last year.

About Honda
Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. The company has produced more than 7.8 million cars and light trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario.  Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada.

HONDA CANADA INC.


HONDA CANADA INC.

Jul-17


Jul-17

RETAIL SALES - MTD


RETAIL SALES - YTD










MODEL

2017

2016

% Change


Model

2017

2016

% Change










FIT

441

673

-34.5%


FIT

2,632

4,749

-44.6%

CIVIC

6,579

5,365

22.6%


CIVIC

43,759

38,558

13.5%

INSIGHT

0

0

-


INSIGHT

0

1

-100.0%

CR-Z

0

3

-100.0%


CR-Z

10

23

-56.5%

ACCORD

1,426

1,150

24.0%


ACCORD 

8,832

8,380

5.4%

CROSSTOUR

0

0

-


CROSSTOUR

0

5

-100.0%

HR-V

1,361

993

37.1%


HR-V

9,580

6,509

47.2%

CRV

4,137

5,012

-17.5%


CR-V

27,970

24,918

12.2%

ODYSSEY

1,794

1,273

40.9%


ODYSSEY

6,435

7,804

-17.5%

PILOT

786

658

19.5%


PILOT

4,865

4,497

8.2%

RIDGELINE

319

87

266.7%


RIDGELINE

2,898

95

2950.5%

HONDA division

16,843

15,214

10.7%


HONDA division

106,981

95,539

12.0%










ILX

170

176

-3.4%


ILX

1,179

1,280

-7.9%

TLX

355

372

-4.6%


TLX

2,173

2,454

-11.5%

RLX

4

6

-33.3%


RLX

41

68

-39.7%

RDX

653

709

-7.9%


RDX

4,462

4,220

5.7%

MDX

512

391

30.9%


MDX

3,171

2,837

11.8%

ZDX

0

0

-


ZDX

1

1

0.0%

NSX

7

1

600.0%


NSX

39

1

3800.0%

ACURA division

1,701

1,655

2.8%


ACURA division

11,066

10,861

1.9%










Honda Canada Inc.

18,544

16,869

9.9%


Honda Canada Inc.

118,047

106,400

10.9%

 

SOURCE Honda Canada Inc.

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