Date: February 01, 2011 15:32
Honda Press Release
Honda light-truck sales rise 48 percent; CR-V and Insight post record January
02/01/2011 - TORRANCE, Calif.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., posted January sales of 76,269 vehicles, an increase of 13.0 percent, the company announced today. Honda Division posted January sales of 68,308, an increase of 13.2 percent versus January 2010.
The CR-V was the top-selling Honda model with record January sales of 16,339, up 68.9 percent, leading overall Honda Division light-truck sales of 33,455, a 48.0 percent increase. The all-new 2011 Odyssey continued to win new customers with sales of 7,022, up 44.4 percent, and the Pilot had a strong showing with 6,703, up 37.8 percent. Amid an overall Honda Division car sales decrease of 7.6 percent to 34,853, the fuel-efficient Insight hybrid set a new January sales record of 1,554, up 18.9 percent from the prior year, and sales of the versatile Fit increased 60.0 percent to 4,314.
"January is traditionally a challenging sales month after a strong year-end push, and we're happy to see strong interest in our light trucks and small cars," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. "With the top-selling CR-V and all-new Odyssey selling extremely well, we look forward to growing our business further in 2011."
Acura Division posted January sales of 7,961, an increase of 11.6 percent versus January 2010, marking the division's 12th straight month of double-digit sales increases. The MDX was the top-selling Acura model for the month with sales of 3,127, up 32.6 percent. Acura TSX sales totaled 1,941, up 7.5 percent, followed by the TL with sales of 1,592, down 19.8 percent.
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