MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Combined August sales of 9,509 units
by the Honda and Acura divisions represented a 26 per cent decrease
over last year's sales. The Honda Automobile Division reported August
sales of 8,060 units, down 30 per cent from last year. The Acura
Division reported August sales of 1,449 units, unchanged from last
year, with record monthly results for MDX.
"The decline of our August sales was not a surprise," said Jerry
Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada Inc., "because our
supply of vehicles has been significantly impacted by a shortage of key
components from Japan. We apologize to our valued customers for this
disruption. But with the worst behind us, we expect dealer inventories
to steadily increase from September on. And that is why we have
launched some of the best value propositions in our history. There has
never been a better time to buy or lease a Honda or an Acura."
Honda Canada Inc. has sold more than 3.4 million Honda and Acura
passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada over the past 38 years.
Almost 95 per cent of the Honda and Acura vehicles sold in Canada in
August were produced at the company's assembly plants in North America,
up one per cent from the same month last year.
SOURCE Honda Canada Inc.
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