Accord continues strong sales momentum
MARKHAM, ON, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Combined February sales of 7,220 units by
the Honda and Acura divisions of Honda Canada Inc. represented 21% down from
last year. The Honda Automobile Division reported January sales of 6,211
units, down 27% from last year, led by strong January sales of Honda Accord
(up 147%) and Fit (up 68%). The Acura Division reported February sales of
1,009 units, up 41% over last year, led by strong sales of Acura RDX (up 136%).
"January 2012 was an exceptional sales month for us as we caught up to
unfulfilled demand for Civic caused by lack of supply in the last three months
of 2011," said Jerry Chenkin, Executive Vice President, Honda Canada Inc.
"Canadian consumers embraced Honda and Acura core pillar products in 2012 and
we look forward to continued success in 2013."
-- Honda Accord begins the year as the best-selling vehicle in the
-- RDX had best January monthly sales with 370 units sold versus
the previous best January in 2008 with 332 units sold.
Honda Canada has sold approximately 3.7 million Honda and Acura passenger cars
and light-duty trucks in Canada since 1973. Of all Honda and Acura vehicles
sold in Canada in January, 94% were produced at the company's assembly plants
in North America.
Maki Inoue (905) 888-4416
SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc.
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