RDX sets all-time monthly sales record
Acura sells more than 2,000 monthly units for the first time since 2009
MARKHAM, ON, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Combined April sales of 15,343 units by
the Honda and Acura divisions of Honda Canada Inc. represented a 20%
increase over last year's sales. The Honda Automobile Division
reported April sales of 13,257 units, up 17% over last year. The Acura
Division reported April sales of 2,086 units, up 39% over last year.
"As expected, strong April sales have propelled us back into positive
year over year growth. Our core models are seeing solid support as we
continue through the Spring selling season, with CR-V posting best-ever
April monthly sales," said Dave Gardner, Vice President of Sales and
Marketing, Honda Canada Inc. "For the first time since October 2009,
Acura reported monthly sales above two thousand units, fueled by RDX
all-time best monthly sales and MDX best April sales. With a strong
start to the second quarter, we expect Acura's growth to continue as we
refresh the Acura product lineup this summer."
Honda Fit was up 105% over the same period last year with 751 units
Honda Accord had strong sales of 1,738 units sold versus 684 units in
the same period last year (up 154%).
Honda CR-V posts best all-time April sales of 3,793 units, up 31% over
2,905 units sold last year.
Acura RDX had best all-time monthly sales of 750 units, over the
previous record of 594 units in May 2012.
Acura MDX had best April monthly sales with 789 units sold versus the
previous best April of 533 units sold in 2007.
Honda Canada has sold approximately 3.7 million Honda and Acura
passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada since 1973. Of all
Honda and Acura vehicles sold in Canada in April, 95% were produced at
the company's assembly plants in North America.
SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc.
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