MARKHAM, ON, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Combined January sales of 9,168 units
by the Honda and Acura divisions represented a 127% increase over last
year's sales. The Honda Automobile Division reported January sales of
8,451 units, up 144% from last year, led by strong January sales of
Honda Civic (up 333%), Honda Fit (up 178%) and Honda CR-V (up 127%).
The Acura Division reported January sales of 717 units, up 25% over
last year, bolstered by a 155% monthly increase in sales of Acura TL.
"The exceptional Honda sales numbers for January are due in large part
to sold orders of Civic from the latter part of 2011 that we were able
to deliver in January due to the recent ramp-up of production, " said
Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada Inc. "However,
we saw a strong increase of more than 127 per cent of CR-V sales in
January, led by the highly anticipated all-new 2012 CR-V that went on
sale at the beginning of January. We thank all of our Canadian
customers for being so patient with us through the final months of last
year during the supply disruption caused by Japan's earthquake and
tsunami and the Thailand flood situation.
"We are proud to report that the new CR-V is now in full production at
our assembly plant in Alliston, Ontario. It joins Civic, Canada's
number one-selling passenger car, which is also produced at our Ontario
plant. Combined together, the Canadian-built CR-V and Civic represent
about 70 per cent of Honda sales in Canada."
Honda Canada Inc. has sold about 3.6 million Honda and Acura passenger
cars and light-duty trucks in Canada since 1973. A record high 97% of
Honda and Acura vehicles sold in Canada in January were produced at the
company's assembly plants in North America, up from the previous record
of 95% for the same month last year.
SOURCE Honda Canada Inc.
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