(The following is a reformatted version of a press release issued by American 
Honda Motor Co., Inc. and received via electronic mail. The release was 
confirmed by the sender.) 
American Honda Posts Record August Sales Up 26.7 Percent 
As Year To Date Sales Top 1 Million Vehicles 
•    Best month ever for CR-V contributes to Honda brand 29.1  
percent sales increase 
•    Accord, Civic and CR-V each top sales of 30,000 units in  
•    All-new MDX breaks all-time record, boosting Acura brand  
sales up 9.0 percent 
•    Acura RDX posts 16th straight record month of sales 
TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 – Setting a new August record, American Honda 
Motor Co., Inc. today reported U.S. sales of 166,432 units, a total increase of 
26.7 percent compared with a year ago (up 22.2 percent based on the Daily 
Selling Rate, or DSR*). Year-to-date sales of 1,053,449 units represent a 
year-over-year increase of 11.0 percent. The Honda Division posted August 2013 
sales of 149,381 units, an increase of 29.1 percent compared with August 2012. 
Acura Division U.S. July sales of 17,051 units were up 9.0 percent compared 
with the prior year. 
-    CR-V breaks all-time sales record set in March 2012, with  
sales of 34,654 up 45.1 percent compared to August 2012 
-    Accord and Civic both top 38,000 units, with Civic  
posting its best August since 2009 
-    Pilot and Ridgeline both see sixth consecutive month of  
double digit sales gains, contributing to a new all-time  
Honda light-truck record 
"With three of our core models topping 30,000 units and the Honda brand up more 
than 29 percent, our August sales definitely didn’t take a break for the 
holiday weekend,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales at 
American Honda. “We’re keeping our foot on the gas as we transition into the 
2014 model year including the introduction an all-new Accord Hybrid in 
-    Acura posts a 9.0 percent sales gain, and a 27.3 percent  
gain in light-truck sales, setting an all-time light-     truck sales record for the second straight month 
-    The all-new MDX set a new all-time record with its best  
month ever, up 17.1 percent 
-    RDX was up 49.7 percent with its 16th successive monthly  
sales record 
“More luxury SUV shoppers are choosing the Acura brand than ever before,” said 
Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager of Acura sales. “RDX is 
unstoppable after 16 straight monthly records, and the all-new MDX is already 
proving it’s the one to beat, setting records in its first two full months of 
*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 28 days for August 2013 and 27 
days for August 2012. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 206 days for 
2013 and 205 days for 2012. All other percentages in release are unadjusted; 
see table for adjusted DSR figures. 
For more information:
Robyn Eagles (Honda) (310) 783-3163
Chuck Schifsky (Acura) (310) 783-3165 
(bjh) NY
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