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Honda Reports Record-Breaking Truck Sales
American Honda light truck sales increased 10.5 percent for August and set an all-time record with sales of 69,385 light trucks. American Honda year-to-date sales are up 5.3 percent to 1,044,284 units, while sales for the month are down 6.7 percent to 151,253 units based on the daily selling rate.
Honda Division light truck sales also posted an all-time record with 63,731 units delivered, up 11.4 percent. Odyssey sales of 18,773 units broke the all-time record, increasing 11.6 percent over year-ago results. Also setting records for the month were the Pilot and CR-V, both posting record August sales of 19,100 and 16,321 units, increasing by 31.6 and 6.8 percent respectively. Total Honda division sales were down 6.5 percent for the month to 132,990 units, while year-to-date sales are up 7.5 percent to 911,517.
"American Honda has successfully achieved year-over-year increases for more than a decade," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "The arrival of the all-new 2007 CR-V as well as the Civic Si sedan should allow us to continue our strong year-to-date momentum."
Acura Division posted record August sales for light trucks with 5,654 sales. The all-new RDX signals a successful start with 1,361 units sold since its introduction less than a month ago. The TL luxury performance sedan was Acura's best selling model with 6,339 units.
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