Honda Canada breaks February sales record with 50% increase



    
                   Record Civic sales up 91% in February;
     Honda truck sales increase 31% with record Ridgeline, CR-V and Pilot
                                   sales;
                 Acura RDX and MDX set monthly sales records
    

    TORONTO, March 3 /CNW/ - Honda Canada Inc. reported combined record
February sales of 12,069 units by its Honda and Acura divisions, a 50%
increase over last year, and up 18% over the previous February sales record of
10,186 units in 2003. The Honda Automobile Division reported record February
sales of 10,632 units, up 53% over last year and up 20% over the previous
February sales record of 8,830 units in 2003. The Acura Division reported
February sales of 1,437 units, up 29% over last year.
    "Our record February sales are a positive response by Canadian consumers
to the value of our products and the offers we are providing," said Jim
Miller, executive vice president, Honda Canada Inc.

    
    Honda February sales highlights include:

    -   Record February sales for Honda Automobile Division of 10,632 units,
        up 53% over February 2007, and up 20% over the previous February
        sales record of 8,830 units in 2003

    -   Honda Civic sets February sales record of 6,139 units, up 91% from
        February 2007, and up 40% over the previous February sales record of
        4,392 units in 2003

    -   Honda Ridgeline sets February sales record of 462 units, up 109% from
        February 2007, and up 48% over the previous February sales record of
        313 units in 2006

    -   Honda Pilot sets February sales record of 372 units, up 70% from
        February 2007, and up 20% over the previous February sales record of
        311 units in 2004

    -   Honda CR-V sets February sales record of 1,380 units, up 25% from
        February 2007, and up 5% over the previous February sales record of
        1,318 units in 1997

    -   Honda Accord February sales of 1,076 units are 10% ahead of last year

    Acura February sales highlights include:

    -   February sales for Acura of 1,437 units, up 29% over February 2007

    -   Acura MDX sets February sales record of 429 units, up 38% from
        February 2007, and up 9% over the previous February sales record of
        394 units in 2003

    -   Acura RDX sets February sales record of 238 units, up from last
        February sales record of 232 units

    -   Acura TL sales of 437 units, up 86% over last year

    -   Acura TSX sales of 157 units, up 25% over last year
    

    Honda is the world's preeminent maker of engines for automobiles,
motorcycles and power equipment. 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.





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