Honda Canada reports all-time record March sales



    Strong truck sales boost Honda and Acura results

    TORONTO, April 3 /CNW/ - Honda Canada Inc. reported all-time record March
sales of 15,169 units by its Honda and Acura divisions. The combined Honda and
Acura division sales were up 8 per cent over last year. Honda automobile
division reported record March sales of 13,242 units, up 8 per cent. Acura
division posted a 12 per cent increase with sales of 1,927 units.
    "We continue to see strong truck sales by our Honda and Acura brands,"
said Jim Miller, executive vice president, Honda Canada Inc. "Our new truck
products including the Honda CR-V and Acura MDX and RDX are very popular with
Canadian buyers because of their functionality, fuel efficiency and innovative
features."
    The new Honda CR-V increased by 75 per cent and Pilot was up 22 per cent.
Both the CR-V and Pilot achieved record March sales in addition to the Fit
premium hatchback. Acura's new MDX also had record March sales with an
increase of 85 per cent.

    Honda is the world's preeminent maker of engines for automobiles,
motorcycles and power equipment. With 130 manufacturing facilities in
29 countries worldwide, Honda now attracts nearly 20 million customers
annually. Honda Canada manufactures the Honda Ridgeline and Civic, 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 fuel-efficient
4-cylinder engines annually, is scheduled to open in 2008.




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