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All-New Accord and Civic Drive Sharp Honda Monthly and Annual Sales Gains; ILX and RDX Fuel Acura Jump; American Honda Posts

All-New Accord and Civic Drive Sharp Honda Monthly and Annual Sales Gains; ILX
 and RDX Fuel Acura Jump; American Honda Posts Best Annual Sales Result Since
                                     2008

Honda Division annual sales up 23 percent, Acura annual sales up 26 percent

PR Newswire

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Buoyed by strong December 2012
U.S. sales of 132,774 units, an increase of 26.2 percent compared with
December 2011, American Honda posted annual vehicle sales of 1,422,785 units
in 2012, up 24.0 percent compared with 2011. This makes 2012 American Honda's
fourth-best sales year ever, and its best sales result since 2008.

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Honda
The Honda Division posted December 2012 sales of 116,740 units, an increase of
26.8 percent compared with December 2011 and less than 500 units shy of an
all-time December record. The Honda Division's 2012 annual sales of 1,266,569
increased 23.7 percent compared with 2011. The three top-selling Honda models
for 2012 were Accord, 331,872; Civic, 317,909; and CR-V, 281,652.

  oCivic sets all-time December record with sales of 33,118 units, up 61
    percent from last year
  oAll-new 2013 Accord sales up 66 percent from last December with sales of
    29,428 units
  oCR-V sets an all-time annual sales record (281,652) and its tenth monthly
    sales record since launching last December, up 19 percent from last year
    to 25,733 sales

"Honda began the year intent on recovery," said John Mendel, American Honda
executive vice president of Sales. "We ended 2012 with multiple product
awards, a host of sales records, Honda's second best December ever, and
tremendous momentum as we head into 2013."

Acura
Acura U.S. December sales of 16,034 units represents an increase of 22.1
percent over December 2011. The Acura Division's year-end sales totaled
156,216, up 26.7 percent compared with 2011 results – and the brand's best
sales results since 2007. The MDX led the division with annual sales of
50,854, followed by the TL with sales of 33,572 and the RDX with sales of
29,520.

  oRDX sets its eighth-consecutive monthly sales record, up 155 percent from
    a year ago with 4,024 sales – setting monthly sales records in each month
    since going on sale in May 2012
  oMDX was the top selling Acura model in December, with 5,069 sales, up 10
    percent from 2011
  oILX is top selling Acura sedan in December with 2,485 sales

"December was another month of tremendous sales growth fueled by our newest
products, the Acura ILX luxury compact sedan and the RDX crossover SUV," said
Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura Sales, "Acura is primed for even more
success in 2013, with the upcoming launch of the brand's flagship RLX sedan
and the unveiling of the 2014 MDX Prototype at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show."

The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 26 days for December 2012 and
27 days for December 2011. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 307 days
for 2012 and 307 days for 2011. All other percentages in release are
unadjusted; see table for adjusted DSR figures.

For more information about Honda vehicles, please visit
www.automobiles.honda.com. For media inquiries please visit www.hondanews.com.
For more information about Acura vehicles, please visit www.acura.com. For
media inquiries please visit www.acuranews.com.



American Honda Vehicle Sales For December 2012
            Month-to-Date                     Year-to-Date
            December December DSR**   MoM     December  December  DSR**   YoY
            2012     2011     % Chg   % Chg   2012      2011      % Chg   % Chg
American    132,774  105,230  31.0%   26.2%   1,422,785 1,147,285 24.0%   24.0%
Honda Total
 Total    73,670   51,485   48.6%   43.1%   784,237   606,249   29.4%   29.4%
Car Sales
 Total    59,104   53,745   14.2%   10.0%   638,548   541,036   18.0%   18.0%
Truck Sales
 Honda
Total Car   66,779   44,606   55.5%   49.7%   709,170   542,981   30.6%   30.6%
Sales
 Honda
Total Truck 49,961   47,495   9.2%    5.2%    557,399   481,005   15.9%   15.9%
Sales
 Acura
Total Car   6,891    6,879    4.0%    0.2%    75,067    63,268    18.6%   18.6%
Sales
 Acura
Total Truck 9,143    6,250    51.9%   46.3%   81,149    60,031    35.2%   35.2%
Sales
Domestic    66,672   39,700   74.4%   67.9%   687,210   477,697   43.9%   43.9%
Car Sales
 Honda    61,941   36,417   76.6%   70.1%   641,387   446,460   43.7%   43.7%
Division
 Acura    4,731    3,283    49.6%   44.1%   45,823    31,237    46.7%   46.7%
Division
Domestic    58,975   48,132   27.2%   22.5%   599,371   498,259   20.3%   20.3%
TruckSales
 Honda    49,832   41,882   23.6%   19.0%   518,222   438,228   18.3%   18.3%
Division
 Acura    9,143    6,250    51.9%   46.3%   81,149    60,031    35.2%   35.2%
Division
Import Car  6,998    11,785   -38.3%  -40.6%  97,027    128,552   -24.5%  -24.5%
Sales
 Honda    4,838    8,189    -38.6%  -40.9%  67,783    96,521    -29.8%  -29.8%
Division
 Acura    2,160    3,596    -37.6%  -39.9%  29,244    32,031    -8.7%   -8.7%
Division
Import      129      5,613    -97.6%  -97.7%  39,177    42,777    -8.4%   -8.4%
Truck Sales
 Honda    129      5,613    -97.6%  -97.7%  39,177    42,777    -8.4%   -8.4%
Division
MODEL
BREAKOUTS
BY DIVISION
Honda
Division    116,740  92,101   31.6%   26.8%   1,266,569 1,023,986 23.7%   23.7%
Total
 Fit     3,680    5,138    -25.6%  -28.4%  49,346    59,235    -16.7%  -16.7%
Memo:      19       0        0.0%    0.0%    93        0         0.0%    0.0%
Fit-EV
 Accord  29,428   17,667   73.0%   66.6%   331,872   235,625   40.8%   40.8%
 Civic *  33,118   20,545   67.4%   61.2%   317,909   221,235   43.7%   43.7%
 Memo:
Civic       512      565      -5.9%   -9.4%   7,156     4,703     52.2%   52.2%
Hybrid
 S2000    0        2        -100.0% -100.0% 0         5         -100.0% -100.0%
 Insight  310      690      -53.3%  -55.1%  5,846     15,549    -62.4%  -62.4%
 CR-Z     243      564      -55.3%  -56.9%  4,192     11,330    -63.0%  -63.0%
 FCX      0        0        0.0%    0.0%    5         2         150.0%  150.0%
Clarity
          9,126    11,489   -17.5%  -20.6%  125,980   107,068   17.7%   17.7%
Odyssey
          2,183    1,295    75.1%   68.6%   20,848    17,974    16.0%   16.0%
Crosstour
 Pilot   11,366   11,641   1.4%    -2.4%   114,848   116,297   -1.2%   -1.2%
 CR-V *   25,733   21,586   23.8%   19.2%   281,652   218,373   29.0%   29.0%
 Element 0        16       -100.0% -100.0% 3         11,534    -100.0% -100.0%
          1,553    1,468    9.9%    5.8%    14,068    9,759     44.2%   44.2%
Ridgeline
Acura
Division    16,034   13,129   26.8%   22.1%   156,216   123,299   26.7%   26.7%
Total
 TL      2,246    3,283    -29.0%  -31.6%  33,572    31,237    7.5%    7.5%
 TSX      2,142    3,546    -37.3%  -39.6%  28,865    30,935    -6.7%   -6.7%
 Memo: 414      295      45.7%   40.3%   4,234     3,210     31.9%   31.9%
TSX Wagon
 ILX      2,485    0        0.0%    0.0%    12,251    0         0.0%    0.0%
 Memo: 119      0        0.0%    0.0%    972       0         0.0%    0.0%
ILX Hybrid
 RL       18       50       -62.6%  -64.0%  379       1,096     -65.4%  -65.4%
 MDX     5,069    4,588    14.7%   10.5%   50,854    43,271    17.5%   17.5%
 ZDX     50       86       -39.6%  -41.9%  775       1,564     -50.4%  -50.4%
 RDX    4,024    1,576    165.2%  155.3%  29,520    15,196    94.3%   94.3%
Selling     26       27                       307       307
Days
 * Honda and Acura vehicles are made of
domestic & global sourced parts
** Daily
Selling
Rate
            Month-to-Date                     Year-to-Date
            December December DSR**   MoM     December  December  DSR**   YoY
            2012     2011     % Chg   % Chg   2012      2011      % Chg   % Chg
Hybrid      1,184    1,819    -32.4%  -34.9%  18,166    31,582    -42.5%  -42.5%

SOURCE American Honda Motor Co., Inc.; Acura

Website: http://www.honda.com
Contact: Robyn Eagles, Honda,+1-310-783-3163; Chuck Schifsky, Acura,
+1-310-783-3165