Honda and Acura Light Trucks Join Forces to Set June Record

MARKHAM, ON, July 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Honda Canada Inc.'s light truck lineup continues to boost sales, helping to set a second consecutive monthly record for the company. Combined June sales of 19,258 units by the Honda and Acura divisions of Honda Canada Inc. represented a 14% increase over last year's sales. The Honda Automobile Division set a new June record on sales of 17,423 units, up 14% over last year.  The Acura Division reported June sales of 1,835 units, up 12% over last year.

"The all-new 2017 Honda Civic Type R goes on sale mid-July as the first-ever Type R-badged Honda sold in Canada.  Needless to say, our customers and dealers are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the ultimate performance variant of Canada's best-selling passenger car," said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada Inc.

"As anticipated, the revitalized 2018 TLX A-Spec has reinforced the performance direction of the Acura brand and driven consumer traffic into Acura dealerships across Canada. The brand's popular RDX and MDX luxury SUVs pushed Acura's light truck lineup to 12 percent growth overall," added Leclerc.

June Highlights:

  • Honda Canada Inc. posted a new June sales record with 19,258 units sold versus June 2007 with 16,907 units sold.
  • Honda brand June sales sailed past the previous best June in 2016 with 15,273 units sold.
  • For the sixth consecutive month, the HR-V set a new monthly record on sales of 1,592 units.
  • For the sixth consecutive month, the CR-V posted a new monthly sales record with 4,276 units sold versus the previous best June in 2015 with 3,645 units sold.
  • Honda Pilot topped the previous best June record in 2016 with a 19% increase.
  • Honda Ridgeline had its best June ever with 483 sales versus the previous best in 2005 with 405 sales.
  • Acura's popular MDX luxury SUV posted a 26% 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.

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Jun-17


Jun-17

RETAIL SALES - MTD


RETAIL SALES - YTD










MODEL

2017

2016

% Change


Model

2017

2016

% Change










FIT

498

681

-26.9%


FIT

2,191

4,076

-46.2%

CIVIC

6,730

6,232

8.0%


CIVIC

37,180

33,193

12.0%

INSIGHT

0

0

-


INSIGHT

0

1

-100.0%

CR-Z

1

3

-66.7%


CR-Z

10

20

-50.0%

ACCORD

1,681

1,372

22.5%


ACCORD

7,406

7,230

2.4%

CROSSTOUR

0

0

-


CROSSTOUR

0

5

-100.0%

HR-V

1,592

1,285

23.9%


HR-V

8,219

5,516

49.0%

CRV

4,276

3,557

20.2%


CR-V

23,833

19,906

19.7%

ODYSSEY

1,319

1,437

-8.2%


ODYSSEY

4,641

6,531

-28.9%

PILOT

843

706

19.4%


PILOT

4,079

3,839

6.3%

RIDGELINE

483

0

-


RIDGELINE

2,579

8

32137.5%

HONDA division

17,423

15,273

14.1%


HONDA division

90,138

80,325

12.2%










ILX

169

160

5.6%


ILX

1,009

1,104

-8.6%

TSX

0


-


TSX

0

0

-

TLX

391

348

12.4%


TLX

1,818

2,082

-12.7%

RLX

3

5

-40.0%


RLX

37

62

-40.3%

RDX

764

724

5.5%


RDX

3,809

3,511

8.5%

MDX

497

395

25.8%


MDX

2,659

2,446

8.7%

ZDX

0

0

-


ZDX

1

1

0.0%

NSX

11

0

-


NSX

32

0

-

ACURA division

1,835

1,632

12.4%


ACURA division

9,365

9,206

1.7%










Honda Canada Inc.

19,258

16,905

13.9%


Honda Canada Inc.

99,503

89,531

11.1%

 

SOURCE Honda Canada Inc.

For further information: Carol Susko (905) 888-4502; Laura Heasman (905) 888-4586


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