American Honda Shatters All-Time Sales Mark

9/5/2000 7:36:33 PM

Year-to-date American Honda sales of 801,646 are 9.6 percent ahead of last year's all-time record pace.

"When you're hot you're hot, and in August we were sizzling," said Dick Colliver, American Honda executive vice president. "The big percentage increases were in light trucks, and we also sold more than 42,000 Accords (a new August record), 34,000 Civics and nearly 13,000 Acuras." Pacing the Honda Division increase was a new all-time monthly record for light truck sales of 26,261, led by an all-time CR-V monthly sales mark of 12,621 and a 30.8 percent increase in Odyssey sales to 11,043, a new August record.

Acura Division sales were led by a 20.6 percent increase in the CL to 2,640 and a new August record for TL sales of 6,123.

(*There were 27 selling days in August 2000, compared to 26 in August 1999.)

                  AMERICAN HONDA VEHICLE SALES FOR AUGUST, 2000
                               Month-to-Date              Year-to-Date
                        August    August    DSR**   August   August   DSR**
                         2000      1999   % Chg.     2000     1999   % Chg.
    AMERICAN
     HONDA TTL         117,768   107,651    5.3%   801,646  727,878    9.6%
     Total Car
      Sales             91,503    85,473    3.1%   613,096  588,369    3.7%
     Total Truck
      Sales             26,265    22,178   14.0%   188,550  139,509   34.5%
    IMPORT CAR SALES    15,603    14,536    3.4%   111,718  103,759    7.1%
     Honda Division     11,639    10,730    4.5%    82,090   75,562    8.1%
     Acura Division      3,964     3,806    0.3%    29,628   28,197    4.6%
    IMPORT TRUCK
     SALES              12,626    11,719    3.7%    86,033   82,896    3.3%
     Honda Division     12,622    11,628    4.5%    85,840   82,460    3.6%
     Acura Division          4        91  -95.8%       193      436  -55.9%
    DOMESTIC CAR
     SALES *            75,900    70,937    3.0%   501,378  484,610    3.0%
     Honda Division     67,137    62,899    2.8%   439,117  434,283    0.6%
     Acura Division      8,763     8,038    5.0%    62,261   50,327   23.1%
    DOMESTIC TRUCK
     SALES *
     Honda Division     13,639    10,459   25.6%   102,517   56,613   80.2%
                     
    MODEL BREAKOUTS BY DIVISION
    Honda Division
     Total             105,037    95,716    5.7%   709,564  648,918    8.8%
     Accord *           42,617    39,487    3.9%   273,519  277,784   -2.0%
     Civic *            34,027    33,223   -1.4%   233,712  223,477    4.1%
     Prelude             1,020       917    7.1%     6,719    8,527  -21.6%
     S2000                 622                       4,865
     del Sol                           0                          1
     EV-Plus                 0         2                 2       56  -96.4%
     Insight               490                       2,390
     Odyssey*           11,043     8,133   30.8%    87,081   40,061  116.3%
     Passport *          2,597     2,364    5.8%    15,452   16,718   -8.0%
     CR-V               12,621    11,590    4.9%    85,824   82,294    3.8%
     * Domestic
      Vehicle Ttl       80,776    73,358    6.0%   541,634  490,896    9.8%
       Accord           34,115    31,542    4.2%   218,608  215,085    1.1%
       Civic            33,022    31,357    1.4%   220,509  219,198    0.1%
       Passport          2,597     2,364    5.8%    15,452   16,718   -8.0%
       Odyssey          11,042     8,095   31.4%    87,065   39,895  117.2%
    Acura Division
     Total              12,731    11,935    2.7%    92,082   78,960   16.1%
     Integra             2,560     2,472   -0.3%    19,479   19,238    0.8%
     CL *                2,640     2,108   20.6%    16,754   14,370   16.0%
     TL *                6,123     5,930   -0.6%    45,507   35,957   25.9%
     RL                  1,385     1,315    1.4%     9,973    8,791   12.9%
     NSX                    19        19   -3.7%       176      168    4.3%
     SLX                     4        91  -95.8%       193      436  -55.9%
     Selling Days           27        26               206      205
                     
                     
    * Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic and global sourced parts.
    ** Daily Selling Rate