American Honda Sets New Model Year Sales Record

Honda Division Tops One Million Sales for First Time Ever

10/5/2000 7:39:01 PM

American Honda reported an all-time record for 2000 model year sales of 1,162,342, up 8.9% compared to last year, according to figures released by the company today. In addition, record sales of Honda cars and light trucks pushed Honda Division sales over the one million mark for the first time ever. "The market shows no sign of letting up and neither does Honda," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda.

Model year sales highlights include:

  • American Honda car and light truck sales both set new records of 885,809 and 276,533 units, up 1.8% and 40.3% respectively.
  • Honda Division sales rose 8.3% to 1,029,234 for a new all-time high.
  • Record Honda Division light truck sales of 276,162, up 40.6%, were fueled by record Odyssey and CR-V sales of 128,105 and 125,911 units respectively.
  • Acura Division sales rose 13.5% for the model year to 133,108 boosted by record 3.2 TL sales of 67,359, up 25.5% and strong 3.2 CL sales of 23,851, up 14.2%.

September American Honda sales of 102,735 topped the 100,000 mark for the fifth consecutive month and increased 12.8% compared to a year ago. Honda Division sales posted an 11.9% increase for September with record sales of 90,923 vehicles. To further enhance Honda car sales, an all-new 2001 Civic and significantly upgraded 2001 Accord were introduced last month. Led by sales of the record breaking 3.2 TL and the new 2001 3.2 CL, September Acura sales rose 20.1% over last year to 11,812 vehicles. The all-new Acura MDX luxury SUV goes on sale October 5th.

               AMERICAN 
HONDA VEHICLE SALES FOR SEPTEMBER, 2000
 
                                Month-to-Date            Year-to-Date
                       September September  DSR** September  September  DSR**
                           2000     1999    % Chg.   2000      1999    % Chg.
 
    AMERICAN HONDA TTL 102,735    91,054    12.8%   904,381   818,932  10.0%
      Total Car Sales   79,288    72,876     8.8%   692,384   661,245   4.3%
      Total Truck
       Sales            23,447    18,178    29.0%   211,997   157,687  33.9%
    IMPORT CAR SALES    14,147    12,669    11.7%   125,865   116,428   7.6%
      Honda Division    10,838     9,668    12.1%    92,928    85,230   8.6%
      Acura Division     3,309     3,001    10.3%    32,937    31,198   5.1%
    IMPORT TRUCK SALES  10,276     8,734    17.7%    96,309    91,630   4.7%
      Honda Division    10,273     8,651    18.7%    96,113    91,111   5.0%
      Acura Division         3        83   -96.4%       196       519 -62.4%
    DOMESTIC CAR
     SALES *            65,141    60,207     8.2%   566,519   544,817   3.5%
      Honda Division    56,641    53,459     6.0%   495,758   487,742   1.2%
      Acura Division     8,500     6,748    26.0%    70,761    57,075  23.4%
    DOMESTIC TRUCK
     SALES *
      Honda Division    13,171     9,444    39.5%   115,688    66,057  74.4%
 
    MODEL BREAKOUTS
     BY DIVISION
    Honda Division
     Total              90,923    81,222    11.9%   800,487   730,140   9.2%
      Accord *          38,763    34,173    13.4%   312,282   311,957  -0.3%
      Civic *           27,100    27,313    -0.8%   260,812   250,790   3.5%
      Prelude              768       618    24.3%     7,487     9,145 -18.5%
      S2000                402     1,022   -60.7%     5,267     1,022 413.1%
      del Sol                          0                            1
      EV-Plus                0         1                  2        57 -96.5%
      Insight              446                        2,836
      Odyssey *         11,055     7,771    42.3%    98,136    47,832 104.3%
      Passport *         2,117     1,679    26.1%    17,569    18,397  -4.9%
      CR-V              10,272     8,645    18.8%    96,096    90,939   5.2%
    * Domestic
      Vehicle Ttl       69,812    62,903    11.0%   611,446   553,799   9.9%
       Accord           30,661    27,640    10.9%   249,269   242,725   2.3%
       Civic            25,980    25,819     0.6%   246,489   245,017   0.2%
       Passport          2,117     1,679    26.1%    17,569    18,397  -4.9%
       Odyssey          11,054     7,765    42.4%    98,119    47,660 105.0%
    Acura Division
     Total              11,812     9,832    20.1%   103,894    88,792  16.5%
      Integra            2,188     1,837    19.1%    21,667    21,075   2.4%
      CL *               2,468     1,969    25.3%    19,222    16,339  17.1%
      TL *               6,032     4,779    26.2%    51,539    40,736  26.0%
      RL                 1,100     1,147    -4.1%    11,073     9,938  10.9%
      NSX                   21        17    23.5%       197       185   6.0%
      SLX                    3        83   -96.4%       196       519 -62.4%
 
    Selling Days            25        25                231       230
 
    *  Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic and global sourced parts.
    ** Daily Selling Rate