American Honda reports 5.7 per cent rise in sales
American Honda Motor Company has announced an increase of 5.7 per cent in sales in 2011. While the total car sales for Honda went up from 113,697 (April 2010) to 124,799 (April 2011), the sales numbers for trucks went up from 66,547 to 73,709 (an increase of 6.7 per cent).
Amongst details, the Honda press release details the numbers. “Record-breaking April sales of the CR-V, Fit and Insight pushed April sales of the Honda Division monthly sales to 113,195, an increase of 5.9 percent versus April 2010. The CR-V crossover utility vehicle was up 25.3 percent for the month to an April record of 21,683. Sales of the sub-compact Fit increased by 66.3 percent to an April record of 8,116 and the Insight hybrid increased by 35.4 percent to an April record of 2,644 units. Sales of Honda cars increased 6.7 percent overall for the month to 67,536, with Accord and Civic selling 30,310 and 26,777, respectively, for April,” it read.
“Acura Division April 2011 sales increased 4.2 percent to 11,604 compared to April 2010. The MDX luxury sport utility vehicle led the division with sales of 3,912, an increase of 1.4 percent over April 2010.”
“Honda had another very strong month led by Accord, Civic and CR-V. In fact, sales of the versatile and refined Honda CR-V, America’s best-selling SUV, broke records for the third consecutive month,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda.
“While our current dealer supply of vehicles remains adequate, we know that production constraints may start to affect sales into the summer months. However, we are working closely with our dealers, and together we are committed to continue our focus to support the needs of our customers,” he added.
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