Honda Canada reports March sales



    TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - Honda Canada Inc. reported combined March sales
of 12,570 units by its Honda and Acura divisions, a 23% decrease
year-over-year. The Honda Automobile Division reported March sales of 11,359
units, down 20% from last year. The Acura Division reported March sales of
1,211 units, down 42% over last year.
    "Our March results, although down from last year's record results, are
only off by 13 per cent over the last five-year sales average," said Jerry
Chenkin, executive vice president, Honda Canada Inc. "We are encouraged to see
that showroom traffic at our dealerships in March was up over the previous
months, and that consumer confidence is showing a gradual upswing. We are also
pleased to see that the Honda Civic, Canada's top-selling car the past 11
years, saw its sales in March more than doubled over February's results."

    Honda Canada, now in its 40th year of operation in Canada, manufactures
the Honda Civic sedan and coupe, and the Acura CSX and MDX at its two plants
in Alliston, Ontario, and produces fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engines at its
new engine plant adjacent to its manufacturing facilities. Approximately 91
per cent of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in Canada last month were
produced in North America, with nearly half of those vehicles made here in
Canada.





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