Honda Canada Reports Best April since 2008

MARKHAM, ON, May 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Honda's light truck lineup helps sales figures climb to another record-breaking month. Combined April sales of 18,299 units by the Honda and Acura divisions of Honda Canada Inc. represented a 2% increase over last year's sales, The Honda Automobile Division had its best April sales since 2008 with 16,608 units. The Acura Division reported April sales of 1,691 units, down 23% over last year.

"Honda's light truck lineup, led by the entry level HR-V and Canadian-built CR-V continues to break records for a fourth consecutive month," said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada Inc.

"While the Acura Division experienced slower than average sales during April, with the upcoming release of the 2018 TLX performance sedan scheduled to be available this summer, the brand is anticipating a lift in the coming months," added Leclerc.

April Highlights:

  • Honda had its best April with 16,608 sales vs the previous best in 2008 with 16,412 sales.
  • Honda CR-V had its best April with 4,657 sales vs the previous best in 2016 with 4,101 sales.
  • Honda HR-V had its best April with 1,633 sales vs the previous best in 2016 with 1,135 sales
  • Honda Ridgeline had its best April with 471 sales vs the previous best in 2008 with 467 sales.

About Honda
Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada.  The company has produced more than 7.7 million cars and light trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario.  Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models.  Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada.

HONDA CANADA INC.


HONDA CANADA INC.

Apr-17


Apr-17

RETAIL SALES - MTD


RETAIL SALES - YTD










MODEL

2017

2016

% Change


Model

2017

2016

% Change










FIT

504

819

-38.5%


FIT

1,157

2,600

-55.5%

CIVIC

6,438

6,202

3.8%


CIVIC

21,834

18,721

16.6%

INSIGHT

0

0

-


INSIGHT

0

1

-100.0%

CR-Z

1

6

-83.3%


CR-Z

9

14

-35.7%

ACCORD 

1,491

1,364

9.3%


ACCORD 

4,177

4,291

-2.7%

CROSSTOUR

0

1

-100.0%


CROSSTOUR

0

5

-100.0%

HR-V

1,633

1,135

43.9%


HR-V

4,940

3,166

56.0%

CR-V

4,657

4,101

13.6%


CR-V

15,122

12,826

17.9%

ODYSSEY

718

1,293

-44.5%


ODYSSEY

2,524

3,781

-33.2%

PILOT

695

779

-10.8%


PILOT

2,170

2,450

-11.4%

RIDGELINE

471

0

-


RIDGELINE

1,607

8

19987.5%

HONDA division

16,608

15,700

5.8%


HONDA division

53,540

47,863

11.9%










ILX

204

297

-31.3%


ILX

667

785

-15.0%

TSX

0

0

-


TSX

0

0

-

TLX

313

555

-43.6%


TLX

1,136

1,347

-15.7%

RLX

11

16

-31.3%


RLX

27

49

-44.9%

RDX

665

829

-19.8%


RDX

2,220

2,208

0.5%

MDX

496

509

-2.6%


MDX

1,676

1,620

3.5%

ZDX

0

0

-


ZDX

2

1

100.0%

NSX

2

0

-


NSX

3

0

-

ACURA division

1,691

2,206

-23.3%


ACURA division

5,731

6,010

-4.6%










Honda Canada Inc.

18,299

17,906

2.2%


Honda Canada Inc.

59,271

53,873

10.0%

 

SOURCE Honda Canada Inc.

For further information: Carol Susko, (905) 888-4502


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