MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 4, 2018 /CNW/ - Honda Canada Inc. today reported August sales of 18,623 Honda and Acura vehicles, up 1.5 percent from the previous year, setting an all-time record for August. The Honda Automobile Division reported August sales of 16,777 units sold, up 0.3 percent from the previous year, which also represents an August record. Acura Division reported August sales of 1,846 units, up 13.1 percent versus last year.
"Honda's light trucks carried the Honda brand to its best August sales ever," said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada. "The CR-V posted its best August sales followed closely by the strong performance of the Ridgeline and Pilot, all while the Civic continues to hold its position as the best-selling passenger car in Canada."
"Acura is seeing a major boost by the all-new RDX, recording a third consecutive monthly sales record and introducing a new generation of buyers to the brand," said Emile Korkor, Senior Manager and Brand Leader, Acura Canada. "We're aiming to continue to build off that momentum in September by showcasing our lineup to a broad audience through sponsorships of marquee events across the country."
About Honda Canada 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 eight 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. For more information on Honda Canada, please visit www.hondacanada.ca.
About AcuraCanada Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc. and is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the Acura MDX seven-passenger luxury SUV. Acura launched its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance. Acura celebrated its 30th anniversary in Canada in February 2017 and has grown to include 51 locations in its dealer network across the country.