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USA: American Honda Sets Light Truck Sales Record in October

By Press Release | 2 November 2000

Boosted by sales of the all-new Acura MDX luxury SUV and Honda Odyssey minivan, American Honda reported record light truck sales of 21,258 during October, according to figures released by the company today. Honda and Acura sales for October totaled 85,595, while year-to-date American Honda sales of 989,976 were up 8.4 percent.

Honda Division posted sales of 73,287 during October with year-to-date sales totaling 873,774, up 7.4 percent. Honda Odyssey sales shattered the previous record with 9,441 units sold, up 8.5 percent from the previous year. Sales for the all-new Civic were brisk at 22,152 despite limited availability.

Acura Division October sales of 12,308 were up 20 percent with new sales records for the CL and TL. Sales of the CL were up 9.9 percent from the previous year to 2,027 units-compared to 1,845 for the last October. The TL also enjoyed a record-breaking month with total sales of 5,342, up 2.3 percent from the previous year.

The all-new Acura MDX luxury SUV, on sale Oct. 5th, posted strong sales of 2,458. Acura Division year-to-date totals are up 16.9 percent from 99,048 in 1999, to 116,202 for 2000.

AMERICAN HONDA VEHICLE SALES FOR OCTOBER, 2000

Month-to-Date Year-to-Date
October October DSR** October October DSR**
2000 1999 % Chg. 2000 1999 % Chg.

AMERICAN HONDA TTL 85,595 90,646 -5.6% 989,976 909,578 8.4%
Total Car Sales 64,337 69,825 -7.9% 756,721 731,070 3.1%
Total Truck Sales 21,258 20,821 2.1% 233,255 178,508 30.2%
IMPORT CAR SALES 13,009 13,282 -2.1% 138,874 129,710 6.6%
Honda Division 10,529 10,167 3.6% 103,457 95,397 8.0%
Acura Division 2,480 3,115 -20.4% 35,417 34,313 2.8%
IMPORT TRUCK SALES 7,729 10,646 -27.4% 104,038 102,276 1.3%
Honda Division 7,728 10,572 -26.9% 103,841 101,683 1.7%
Acura Division 1 74 -98.6% 197 593 -66.9%
DOMESTIC CAR SALES * 51,328 56,543 -9.2% 617,847 601,360 2.3%
Honda Division 43,959 49,476 -11.2% 539,717 537,218 0.1%
Acura Division 7,369 7,067 4.3% 78,130 64,142 21.3%
DOMESTIC TRUCK
SALES * 13,529 10,175 33.0% 129,217 76,232 68.8%
Honda Division 11,071 10,175 8.8% 126,759 76,232 65.6%
Acura Division 2,458 0 2,458 0

MODEL BREAKOUTS
BY DIVISION
Honda Division Total 73,287 80,390 -8.8% 873,774 810,530 7.4%
Accord * 30,877 32,798 -5.9% 343,159 344,755 -0.9%
Civic * 22,152 24,954 -11.2% 282,964 275,744 2.2%
Prelude 839 872 -3.8% 8,326 10,017 -17.2%
S2000 245 1,019 -76.0% 5,512 2,041 169.0%
del Sol 0 1
EV-Plus 0 0 2 57 -96.5%
Insight 375 3,211
Odyssey * 9,441 8,698 8.5% 107,577 56,530 89.6%
Passport * 1,630 1,478 10.3% 19,199 19,875 -3.8%
CR-V 7,728 10,571 -26.9% 103,824 101,510 1.9%
* Domestic
Vehicle Ttl 55,030 59,651 -7.7% 666,476 613,450 8.2%
Accord 22,806 26,212 -13.0% 272,075 268,937 0.8%
Civic 21,153 23,264 -9.1% 267,642 268,281 -0.6%
Passport 1,630 1,478 10.3% 19,199 19,875 -3.8%
Odyssey 9,441 8,697 8.6% 107,560 56,357 90.1%
Acura Division Total 12,308 10,256 20.0% 116,202 99,048 16.9%
Integra 1,501 1,862 -19.4% 23,168 22,937 0.6%
CL * 2,027 1,845 9.9% 21,249 18,184 16.4%
TL * 5,342 5,222 2.3% 56,881 45,958 23.3%
RL 971 1,244 -21.9% 12,044 11,182 7.3%
NSX 8 9 -11.1% 205 194 5.3%
MDX * 2,458 2,458
SLX 1 74 -98.6% 197 593 -66.9%
Selling Days 26 26 257 256

* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic and global sourced parts.
** Daily Selling Rate