Honda Division Posts Best Ever Monthly Sales

MARKHAM, Ontario--()--Honda Canada today reported an increase of 5% in May, on sales of 18,753 units by the Honda and Acura divisions combined. The Honda Automobile Division reported May sales of 17,189 units, up 8% over last year, marking a best all-time monthly sales record for the brand. The Acura Division reported May sales of 1,564 units, down 25% versus last year.

“For the first time in company history, the Honda brand surpassed the threshold of 17,000 units sold in one month. This sales milestone can be attributed to the success of the tenth-generation Honda Civic, as both coupe and sedan models continue to push the combined limits of sportiness and value,” said Dave Gardner, Senior Vice President of Operations, Honda Canada Inc. “As the warmer weather approaches and outdoor camping and boating activities begin, we are forecasting a strong summer selling season for our dependable and reliable Honda truck lineup, as evidenced by record Pilot sales last month.”

“For the second consecutive month, Acura is constrained by very low inventory on some core models, resulting in disappointing monthly sales. With the redesigned 2017 MDX arriving in July, we anticipate Acura's results to return to usual levels in the coming months," added Gardner.

May Highlights:

  • Honda division posts best all-time monthly sales with 17,189 units sold in May
  • Honda Civic posted a solid 10% gain on year-over-year sales, with 8,240 units sold
  • Sales of the versatile Pilot continue to grow, with a 14% increase in May on sales of 683 units

About Honda

Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than seven million cars and 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 $3.9 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-duty trucks in Canada.

HONDA CANADA INC.     HONDA CANADA INC.
May-16 May-16
RETAIL SALES - MTD RETAIL SALES - YTD
                           
MODEL 2016 2015

%
Change

Model 2016 2015

%
Change

               
FIT 795 1,074 -26.0% FIT 3,395 4,756 -28.6%
CIVIC 8,240 7,467 10.4% CIVIC 26,961 23,559 14.4%
CR-Z 3 8 -62.5% CR-Z 17 33 -48.5%
INSIGHT 0 0 - INSIGHT 1 0 -
ACCORD 1,567 1,721 -8.9% ACCORD 5,858 5,696 2.8%
CROSSTOUR 0 22 -100.0% CROSSTOUR 5 232 -97.8%
HR-V 1,065 0 - HR-V 4,231 0 -
CR-V 3,523 3,644 -3.3% CR-V 16,349 15,275 7.0%
ODYSSEY 1,313 1,310 0.2% ODYSSEY 5,094 5,118 -0.5%
PILOT 683 600 13.8% PILOT 3,133 2,315 35.3%
RIDGELINE 0 7 -100.0% RIDGELINE 8 176 -95.5%
HONDA division 17,189 15,853 8.4% HONDA division 65,052 57,160 13.8%
               
ILX 159 257 -38.1% ILX 944 940 0.4%
TL/TLX 387 452 -14.4% TL/TLX 1,734 2,002 -13.4%
RL/RLX 8 12 -33.3% RL/RLX 57 88 -35.2%
RDX 579 828 -30.1% RDX 2,787 2,930 -4.9%
MDX 431 547 -21.2% MDX 2,051 2,125 -3.5%
ZDX 0 0 - ZDX 1 0 -
ACURA division 1,564 2,096 -25.4% ACURA division 7,574 8,085 -6.3%
               
Honda Canada Inc. 18,753 17,949 4.5% Honda Canada Inc. 72,626 65,245 11.3%

Contacts

Honda Canada
Laura Heasman, 905-888-4586

Contacts

Honda Canada
Laura Heasman, 905-888-4586