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American Honda Sets 3rd Straight Annual Sales Record with Best-Ever December



TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (AHM) today reported its third consecutive all-time annual sales record on sales of 1,641,429 Honda and Acura vehicles in 2017, an increase of 0.2 percent over its previous best set in 2016.  AHM also set new annual and monthly sales records for light trucks, recording 840,450 sales in 2017 for a 3.3 percent gain, and 86,740 sales in December, rising 1.4 percent. The Honda Division also reported record annual sales, gaining 0.7 percent on total vehicle sales of 1,486,827 while Honda trucks set new December and annual records, rising 3.4 percent on December sales of 75,856 and 4.1 percent on 2017 sales of 734,269. Total Acura Division sales declined 12.2 percent in December on sales of 15,062, and 4.2 percent in 2017 on total vehicle sales of 154,602.

American Honda and the Honda Division set new all-time annual light truck sales records in 2017. The Honda CR-V lead the way with its own annual record, with 377,895 units sold.

Honda
With eight completely new or refreshed models in 2017, including a new generation of electrified vehicles, the Honda brand continued its commitment to strengthening passenger car light truck sales by leveraging its North American production operations to attract a record number of customers for the 4th consecutive year. 

Honda's effort to better leverage its North America production operations to grow light truck sales continued to pay dividends:

Honda also maintained its unique commitment to passenger car and strong retail sales leadership:

"2017 was a terrific year for the Honda brand with the continued fortification of our light truck and passenger car lineups, and a new generation of electrified vehicles combining to reach a record number of new customers for a fourth consecutive year," said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of the Automobile Division & general manager of Honda Sales. "Eight all-new or refreshed product launches is an impressive achievement for any car company, but it put us in a strong, competitive position to maintain our unique commitment to retail sales to individual buyers."

Acura
Acura recorded its best sales month in 2017 in December, showing a positive trend with sales increasing over the last three months of the year. In addition to strong truck sales for RDX and MDX, sedan sales showed promise with TLX topping 3,000 sales in December.

"The continued strength of the RDX is a great foundation for the next-generation RDX we will debut to the world in prototype form in Detroit later this month," said Jon Ikeda, vice president & general manager of Acura Sales. "This is the first in a new generation of Acura products based on our Precision Crafted Performance brand direction and we're pleased to reach this moment with growing momentum for the Acura brand." 


American Honda Vehicle Sales for December 2017




Month-to-Date

Year-to-Date




December
2017

December
2016

DSR** %
Change

MoM %
Change

December
2017

December
2016

DSR** %
Change

YoY %
Change



American Honda Total

149,317

160,477

-3.4%

-7.0%

1,641,429

1,637,942

0.5%

0.2%



Total Car Sales

62,577

74,909

-13.2%

-16.5%

800,979

824,699

-2.6%

-2.9%



Total Truck Sales

86,740

85,568

5.3%

1.4%

840,450

813,243

3.7%

3.3%



Honda

Total Car Sales

58,399

69,949

-13.3%

-16.5%

752,558

771,195

-2.1%

-2.4%



Honda

Total Truck Sales

75,856

73,380

7.4%

3.4%

734,269

705,387

4.4%

4.1%



Acura

Total Car Sales

4,178

4,960

-12.5%

-15.8%

48,421

53,504

-9.2%

-9.5%



Acura

Total Truck Sales

10,884

12,188

-7.3%

-10.7%

106,181

107,856

-1.2%

-1.6%



Total Domestic Car Sales

55,307

62,639

-8.3%

-11.7%

682,968

749,038

-8.5%

-8.8%





Honda Division

51,315

57,871

-7.9%

-11.3%

635,784

697,016

-8.5%

-8.8%





Acura Division

3,992

4,768

-13.1%

-16.3%

47,184

52,022

-9.0%

-9.3%



Total Domestic Truck Sales

86,740

85,568

5.3%

1.4%

840,450

813,243

3.7%

3.3%





Honda Division

75,856

73,380

7.4%

3.4%

734,269

705,387

4.4%

4.1%





Acura Division

10,884

12,188

-7.3%

-10.7%

106,181

107,856

-1.2%

-1.6%



Total Import Car Sales

7,270

12,270

-38.5%

-40.7%

118,011

75,661

56.5%

56.0%





Honda Division

7,084

12,078

-39.1%

-41.3%

116,774

74,179

57.9%

57.4%





Acura Division

186

192

0.6%

-3.1%

1,237

1,482

-16.3%

-16.5%



Total Import Truck Sales

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0

0

0.0%

0.0%





Honda Division

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0

0

0.0%

0.0%





Acura Division

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0

0

0.0%

0.0%


   MODEL BREAKOUT BY DIVISION


Honda Division Total

134,255

143,329

-2.7%

-6.3%

1,486,827

1,476,582

1.0%

0.7%





* ACCORD

22,115

33,873

-32.2%

-34.7%

322,655

345,225

-6.2%

-6.5%





* CIVIC

31,406

31,482

3.6%

-0.2%

377,286

366,927

3.2%

2.8%





  CLARITY

1,425

8

18,397.6%

17,712.5%

2,455

8

30,687.8%

30,587.5%





  CR-Z

19

160

-87.7%

-88.1%

705

2,338

-69.7%

-69.8%





* FIT

3,434

4,425

-19.4%

-22.4%

49,454

56,630

-12.4%

-12.7%





  INSIGHT

0

1

-100.0%

-100.0%

3

67

-95.5%

-95.5%


















  CROSSTOUR

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

5

726

-99.3%

-99.3%





* CR-V

36,983

37,778

1.7%

-2.1%

377,895

357,335

6.1%

5.8%





  HR-V

7,543

9,034

-13.3%

-16.5%

94,034

82,041

15.0%

14.6%





  ODYSSEY

9,874

10,411

-1.5%

-5.2%

100,307

120,846

-16.7%

-17.0%





  PILOT

18,602

12,072

60.0%

54.1%

127,279

120,772

5.7%

5.4%





  RIDGELINE

2,854

4,085

-27.4%

-30.1%

34,749

23,667

47.3%

46.8%


















***

Memo: Accord FHEV

1,160

3,124

-61.4%

-62.9%

22,008

9,179

140.5%

139.8%






Memo: Civic Hybrid

2

12

-82.7%

-83.3%

65

896

-92.7%

-92.7%



Acura Division Total

15,062

17,148

-8.8%

-12.2%

154,602

161,360

-3.9%

-4.2%





  ILX

835

1,079

-19.6%

-22.6%

11,757

14,597

-19.2%

-19.5%





  NSX

56

68

-14.5%

-17.6%

581

269

116.7%

116.0%





  RLX / RL

186

192

0.6%

-3.1%

1,237

1,478

-16.0%

-16.3%





  TLX

3,101

3,621

-11.1%

-14.4%

34,846

37,156

-5.9%

-6.2%





  TSX

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0

4

-100.0%

-100.0%


















  MDX

6,076

6,243

1.1%

-2.7%

54,886

55,495

-0.8%

-1.1%





  RDX

4,808

5,945

-16.0%

-19.1%

51,295

52,361

-1.7%

-2.0%


















***

Memo: ILX Hybrid

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0

1

-100.0%

-100.0%






Memo: RLX Hybrid

69

31

131.1%

122.6%

292

235

24.7%

24.3%






Memo: MDX Hybrid

228

0

0.0%

0.0%

1,807

0

0.0%

0.0%



Selling Days

26

27



306

307





  **** Hybrid

1,534

3,396

-53.1%

-54.8%

25,461

12,985

96.7%

96.1%






*    Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts



**   Daily Selling Rate



***  Memo line items are included in the respective model total



**** Hybrid includes FHEV, PHEV, CR-Z, Civic Hybrid, Insight, ILX Hybrid, RLX Hybrid, RLX Sport Hybrid, MDX Sport Hybrid and NSX


 

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SOURCE American Honda Motor Co., Inc.


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