Civic Remains on Top as Canada's Best-Selling Car for 15th Consecutive Year;
CR-V Achieves Annual Sales Record and #1 Import SUV Status
Honda Canada Inc. reports best yearly sales since 2008
MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - With sales of 64,962 units in 2012,
Honda Civic retained its position as Canada's best-selling passenger
car for an impressive 15th consecutive year, with a wide margin over
its nearest competitor. Since 1973, about 1.7 million Honda Civics
have been sold in Canada, making Civic a leader in the Canadian
automotive landscape. All Civics sold in Canada, except the Civic
Hybrid, are built at the Honda of Canada Mfg. assembly plants in
"First and foremost, we thank the thousands of Canadians who supported
Honda Civic models this past year, making it the number one selling
passenger car in Canada for the fifteenth consecutive year," said Jerry
Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada Inc. "Their vote of
confidence in Civic underscores its strong value with top-of-class fuel
efficiency, safety features and fun-to-drive personality."
Combined 2012 sales of 148,712 units by Honda and Acura divisions of
Honda Canada Inc, is a sizable 21% increase over 2011 and represents
the company's best yearly sales results since 2008. The Honda
Automobile Division reported 2012 sales of 131,558 units, up 22% over
last year and the Acura Division reported annual sales of 17,154 units,
up 12% over 2011 sales.
Yearly sales record summary:
Honda CR-V had a best year with 33,339 sales versus the previous best
year in 2011 with 25,076 sales. This record allowed CR-V to regain its
position as the number one-selling import SUV in Canada.
Pilot had a best year with 5,807 sales versus the previous best year in
2008 with 5,564 sales.
RDX had a best year with 4,726 sales versus the previous best year in
2007 with 4,104 sales.
"Honda's strong 2012 sales growth can be attributed to both product
supply stabilization and successful launches of our core product
pillars, namely CR-V, Accord and Civic," said Chenkin. "Canadian
consumers have embraced Honda and Acura products in 2012, which we
believe will be sustained, as we continue to launch safe, fun-to-drive
and fuel-efficient products in 2013."
Combined December sales of 13,208 units by Honda and Acura divisions of
Honda Canada Inc, represented a 19% increase over last year's sales.
The Honda Automobile Division reported December sales of 11,405 units,
up 20% from last year, led by record sales of Honda Fit (up 982%) Civic
(up 21%), Accord (up 179%), CR-V (5%) and Pilot (up 19%). The Acura
Division reported December sales of 1,803 units, up 17% from last year,
led by strong sales of Acura RDX (up 13%) and MDX (up 52%).
Approximately 96% of the combined Honda and Acura vehicles sold in
Canada in 2012 were produced at the company's North American assembly
plants, unchanged from 2011.
Honda Canada Inc. has sold more than 3.7 million Honda and Acura
passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada since 1973. Honda
Canada has invested more than $2.6 billion in Canada, and annually
sources nearly $1.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian
SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc.
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