Honda Canada Continues Strong Sales Momentum with Nine Straight Months of Year-over-year Growth

Honda division sees exponential growth

MARKHAM, ON, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Combined November sales of 13,728 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 November sales of 12,258 units, up 13% over last year and represents the brand's best November since 2006. The Acura Division reported November sales of 1,470 units, down 6% over last year.

"Canadians demand durability, quality and reliability from Honda and we continue to deliver with strong sales of customer favourites, such as Fit, CR-V, Accord and the revised Odyssey minivan.  And Canada's top selling passenger car, the Honda Civic, sold just over 5,700 units in November as we close in on our unprecedented 16th consecutive year as Canada's best seller" said Dave Gardner, vice president of sales and marketing, Honda Canada Inc. "Our loyal Acura customers continue to support our luxury sport utility vehicles, as both RDX and MDX, AJAC's 2014 Best New SUV over $60,000, saw strong sales in November.  We are looking forward to continued sales momentum over the holiday season and well into 2014."

November Highlights:

  • Honda Civic was up 13% over the same period last year with 5,701 units sold, holding its position as the number one selling passenger car in Canada on a YTD basis (versus 5,061 units sold in the same period last year)
  • Honda Fit had great sales of 737 units sold versus 375 units in the same period last year (up 97%)
  • Honda CR-V set a new November sales record with 2,860 units sold (versus 2,626 units sold in 2012)
  • Honda Odyssey sales increased by 56% over the same period last year (876 units versus 562)
  • Acura business was led by 522 delivered units of the RDX, representing best November sales since 2007 (versus 481)
  • The Acura MDX, AJAC's newly-named 'Best New SUV over $60,000', outpaced November 2012 sales (506 units versus 449)

HONDA CANADA INC.   HONDA CANADA INC.
Nov-13   Nov-13
RETAIL SALES - MTD   RETAIL SALES - YTD
                 
MODEL 2013 2012 % Change   Model 2013 2012 % Change
                 
FIT 737 375 96.5%   FIT 7,603 4,379 73.6%
CIVIC 5,701 5,061 12.6%   CIVIC 60,651 58,296 4.0%
INSIGHT 0 18 -100.0%   INSIGHT 65 159 -59.1%
CR-Z 10 6 66.7%   CR-Z 67 231 -71.0%
ACCORD  1,319 1,451 -9.1%   ACCORD  16,289 8,729 86.6%
S2000 0   -   S2000 0   -
                 
CROSSTOUR 82 77 6.5%   CROSSTOUR 1,054 950 10.9%
CR-V 2,860 2,626 8.9%   CR-V 30,441 31,380 -3.0%
ODYSSEY 876 562 55.9%   ODYSSEY 9,534 8,576 11.2%
PILOT 449 496 -9.5%   PILOT 6,035 5,409 11.6%
RIDGELINE 224 205 9.3%   RIDGELINE 1,950 2,034 -4.1%
HONDA division 12,258 10,877 12.7%   HONDA division 133,689 120,153 11.3%
                 
CSX 0 0 -   CSX 0 27 -100.0%
ILX 156 363 -57.0%   ILX 2,990 1,850 61.6%
TSX 80 139 -42.4%   TSX 712 1,360 -47.6%
TL 187 200 -6.5%   TL 2,181 2,924 -25.4%
RL/RLX 16 3 433.3%   RL/RLX 176 28 528.6%
NSX 0 0 -   NSX 0 0 -
RDX 522 393 32.8%   RDX 5,614 4,328 29.7%
MDX 506 449 12.7%   MDX 5,516 4,736 16.5%
ZDX 3 11 -72.7%   ZDX 42 98 -57.1%
ACURA division 1,470 1,558 -5.6%   ACURA division 17,231 15,351 12.2%
                 
Honda Canada Inc. 13,728 12,435 10.4%   Honda Canada Inc. 150,920 135,504 11.4%

SOURCE Honda Canada Inc.

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