Honda Canada Breaks All-Time Monthly Sales Record



    Honda Automobile Division Establishes All-Time Record Sales Mark

    TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ - Honda Canada Inc. reported an all-time monthly
sales record with combined record May sales of 18,892 units by its Honda and
Acura divisions, a 4% increase over last May. The Honda Automobile Division
reported record May sales of 16,896 units, up 3%, with a record for the most
sales ever in a single month. The Acura Division reported April sales of 1,996
units, up 13% over last year.
    "The price of fuel is becoming a more significant factor in the purchase
decision for Canadian consumers, and Honda is benefiting from that trend, with
a good supply of fuel efficient Civic and Fit models. The all-new Pilot and
Accord have also been well accepted as best in class fuel efficient vehicles,"
said Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president, Honda Canada Inc.

    Honda May sales highlights include:

    
    -   Honda Fit sets record May sales of 1,821 units, up 11% over last year
    -   Honda Pilot sets record May sales of 491 units, up 4% over last year
    -   Honda Accord sales of 2,869 units, up 58% over last year

    Acura May sales highlights include:

    -   Acura RDX sets record May sales of 387 units, up 23% over last year
    -   Acura CSX sales up 34% over last year
    -   Acura TSX sales up 66% over last year
    

    Honda is the world's preeminent maker of engines for a wide range of
products, including automobiles and trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, power equipment
and marine applications. With 134 manufacturing facilities in 28 countries
worldwide, Honda now attracts 23 million customers annually. Honda Canada
manufactures the Honda Ridgeline and Civic sedan and coupe, and the Acura CSX
and MDX at its two plants in Alliston, Ontario. A new, third plant in
Alliston, with the capacity to produce up to 200,000 vehicle engines annually,
is scheduled to open later this year.





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