Light trucks post more than six months of consecutive monthly records
remains best-selling passenger car in Canada
MARKHAM, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Honda Canada Inc. today reported an increase of 10 percent in October,
on sales of 16,923 units by the Honda and Acura divisions combined, for
a new October record. The Honda Automobile Division reported October
sales of 15,169 units, up 15 percent over last year, also an October
record. The Acura Division reported October sales of 1,754 units, down
20 percent versus last year.
“The success of our new truck introductions have driven Honda to more
than 15,000 units sold for the fourth consecutive month, giving us great
momentum heading into the winter months,” said Dave Gardner, senior vice
president of operations, Honda Canada Inc. “The Honda Civic story in
Canada is about to get even better with the mid-November launch of the
2016 Honda Civic sedan. As the most ambitious remake of the model in its
43-year history, the tenth-generation Civic will bring a sophisticated,
dynamic and fuel efficient package to the Canadian compact market.”
“Setting a monthly record for the sixth consecutive month, the
prestigious and stylish RDX continues to inject Acura DNA into the
line-up,” added Gardner. “We can attribute Acura’s weaker monthly sales
in 2015 to last year’s October anomaly, a retail spike due to fulfilling
pent-up demand for the newly-launched four-wheel-drive TLX sedan.”
Canadian-built Honda CR-V rolled on to its fifth straight monthly
record and the sixth in seven months, posting a 32% gain on sales of
Honda Pilot sales rose 42% in October with 797 units sold, breaking a
monthly sales record for the seventh consecutive month.
Setting a sixth consecutive monthly record, Acura RDX continued its
gains, jumping 10% on 624 units sold.
Honda Canada Inc.
was founded in 1969. It has produced more than seven million cars and
trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines
at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Both manufacturing
facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and
CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $3.9 billion in Canada
and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from
Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda
and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.
|HONDA CANADA INC.||HONDA CANADA INC.|
|RETAIL SALES – MTD||RETAIL SALES – YTD|
|MODEL||2015||2014||% Change||Model||2015||2014||% Change|
|HONDA division||15,169||13,225||14.7%||HONDA division||133,390||128,223||4.0%|
|ACURA division||1,754||2,179||-19.5%||ACURA division||17,637||15,841||11.3%|
|Honda Canada Inc.||16,923||15,404||9.9%||Honda Canada Inc.||151,027||144,064||4.8%|
*Note: due to technical difficulties during September month-end
activities, three Honda unit sales were inadvertently unreported (Civic,
Accord, CR-V). This report reflects true YTD sales.
Laura Heasman, 905-888-4586