American Honda Sales Set February Record

3/5/2000 6:20:01 PM

Total American Honda February sales of 86,726 set a new record for the month and were up 1.6% from the previous mark set last year, according to sales figures released today by American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Year-to-date American Honda sales rose to 161,332 and are 2.6 percent ahead of 1999's all-time record pace.

Acura Division sales of 10,135 increased 18.4 percent from last year and broke a 10-year-old February record in the process. The Acura TL led the way, with its second-best sales month ever of 5,846, a 57.9 percent increase from last year. Acura sales will get another boost this month with the release of the all-new CL Coupe.

Booming sales of the Honda Odyssey minivan hit 10,640, an increase of 101.8 percent from last February and the second-best month ever for Odyssey sales. The strong Odyssey showing and a 6.2 percent increase in Civic sales to 24,747, pushed Honda Division sales to a new high for the month of 76,591.

                 AMERICAN HONDA VEHICLE SALES FOR FEBRUARY, 2000
 
                            Month-to-Date               Year-to-Date
                      February  February  DSR**  February  February   DSR**
                        2000      1999    % Chg.   2000      1999     % Chg.
 
    AMERICAN HONDA
     TTL               86,726    81,910    1.6%   161,332   154,130    2.6%
     Total Car Sales   65,754    64,437   -2.0%   121,612   122,058   -2.4%
     Total Truck
      Sales            20,972    17,473   15.2%    39,720    32,072   21.4%
    IMPORT CAR SALES   12,011    12,058   -4.4%    22,163    24,227  -10.3%
     Honda Division     8,457     9,337  -13.0%    15,799    18,870  -17.9%
     Acura Division     3,554     2,721   25.4%     6,364     5,357   16.4%
    IMPORT TRUCK
     SALES              8,615    10,474  -21.0%    17,493    20,300  -15.6%
     Honda Division     8,567    10,452  -21.3%    17,400    20,241  -15.8%
     Acura Division        48        22  109.5%        93        59   54.5%
    DOMESTIC CAR
     SALES *           53,743    52,379   -1.5%    99,449    97,831   -0.4%
     Honda Division    47,210    46,901   -3.4%    87,162    87,449   -2.3%
     Acura Division     6,533     5,478   14.5%    12,287    10,382   16.0%
    DOMESTIC TRUCK
     SALES *
     Honda Division    12,357     6,999   69.5%    22,227    11,772   85.0%
 
    MODEL BREAKOUTS BY DIVISION
 
    Honda Division
     Total             76,591    73,689   -0.2%   142,588   138,332    1.0%
     Accord *          29,440    32,840  -13.9%    53,681    60,137  -12.5%
     Civic *           24,747    22,370    6.2%    46,620    44,264    3.2%
     Prelude              656     1,022  -38.4%     1,246     1,898  -35.7%
     S2000                665        --      --     1,204        --      --
     del Sol               --         0      --        --         1      --
     EV-Plus                0         6      --         0        19      --
     Insight              159        --      --       210        --      --
     Odyssey           10,640     5,062  101.8%    18,863     7,939  132.8%
     Passport *         1,717     1,970  -16.3%     3,367     3,905  -15.5%
     CR-V               8,567    10,419  -21.1%    17,397    20,169  -15.5%
    * Domestic
     Vehicle Ttl       59,567    53,900    6.1%   109,389    99,221    8.0%
      Accord           23,988    24,539   -6.2%    43,407    43,222   -1.6%
      Civic            23,222    22,362   -0.3%    43,755    44,227   -3.0%
      Passport          1,717     1,970  -16.3%     3,367     3,905  -15.5%
      Odyssey          10,640     5,029  103.1%    18,860     7,867  134.9%
    Acura Division
     Total             10,135     8,221   18.4%    18,744    15,798   16.3%
     Integra            2,264     1,847   17.7%     3,937     3,608    6.9%
     CL *                 687     1,924  -65.7%     1,757     3,487  -50.6%
     TL *               5,846     3,554   57.9%    10,530     6,895   49.7%
     RL                 1,265       856   41.9%     2,386     1,710   36.7%
     NSX                   25        18   33.3%        41        39    3.0%
     SLX                   48        22  109.5%        93        59   54.5%
    Selling Days           25        24      --        50        49      --
 
    *  Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic and global sourced parts.
    ** Daily Selling Rate