Accord Fuels Honda Sales Surge

The redesigned sedan drove Honda to a September sales record and a 13.8% gain for the month. GM sales were up a bit, but Ford's fell 21%

Honda Motor (HMC) and its Acura division enjoyed record sales in September in a generally declining market, as Japanese brands continue to take U.S. market share from the Big Three domestic manufacturers. Honda's performance comes despite less than a full month's worth of sales for an all-new Accord (BusinessWeek.com, 8/28/07), which debuted in mid-September. Counting Honda and Acura together, sales were up about 14%.

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