American Honda Sales Set November Record

12/5/2000 8:14:00 PM

American Honda Motor Co., Inc., set a new November sales record of 80,849, up 3.5 percent, as light truck sales also set a record for the month, up 9 percent to 21,567. Acura Division sales of 12,902 jumped 44.6 percent from last year on the strength of the all-new MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and topped the previous Acura record for the month set in 1991. Honda Odyssey sales also set a November at 9,737, up 2.3 percent. Honda Civic sales were up 4.5 percent to 21,074 as availability of the all-new model began to improve. "Our record sales month was more an indication of strong demand for some hot products that we're fortunate to have, than the overall strength of the market," said Dick Colliver, American Honda executive vice president. "The overall market has slipped into neutral and there is not a lot of forward motion right now."

Year-to-date American Honda sales of 1,070,825 are running 8 percent ahead of last year's all-time record pace.

                 AMERICAN HONDA VEHICLE SALES FOR NOVEMBER, 2000
 
                              Month-to-Date              Year-to-Date
                      November  November   DSR**  November  November  DSR**
                        2000      1999    % Chg.    2000      1999    % Chg.
 
    AMERICAN HONDA TTL  80,849   78,143    3.5%  1,070,825   987,721   8.0%
      Total Car Sales   59,282   58,365    1.6%    816,003   789,435   3.0%
      Total Truck
       Sales            21,567   19,778    9.0%    254,822   198,286  28.1%
 
    IMPORT CAR SALES    12,435   10,296   20.8%    151,309   140,006   7.7%
      Honda Division     9,861    7,869   25.3%    113,318   103,266   9.3%
      Acura Division     2,574    2,427    6.1%     37,991    36,740   3.0%
 
    IMPORT TRUCK SALES   6,795    9,014  -24.6%    110,833   111,290  -0.8%
      Honda Division     6,794    8,965  -24.2%    110,635   110,648  -0.4%
      Acura Division         1       49  -98.0%        198       642 -69.3%
 
    DOMESTIC CAR
     SALES *            46,847   48,069   -2.5%    664,694   649,429   2.0%
      Honda Division    40,353   41,621   -3.0%    580,070   578,839  -0.1%
      Acura Division     6,494    6,448    0.7%     84,624    70,590  19.5%
 
    DOMESTIC TRUCK
     SALES *            14,772   10,764   37.2%    143,989    86,996  64.9%
      Honda Division    10,939   10,764    1.6%    137,698    86,996  57.7%
      Acura Division     3,833        0              6,291         0
 
    MODEL BREAKOUTS
     BY DIVISION
     Honda Division
      Total             67,947   69,219   -1.8%    941,721   879,749   6.7%
 
      Accord *          27,423   27,862   -1.6%    370,582   372,617  -0.9%
      Civic *           21,074   20,158    4.5%    304,038   295,902   2.4%
      Prelude              709      709    0.0%      9,035    10,726 -16.1%
      S2000                717      760   -5.7%      6,229     2,801 121.6%
      del Sol                         0                            1
      EV-Plus                0        1                  2        58 -96.6%
      Insight              291                       3,502
      Odyssey *          9,737    9,519    2.3%    117,314    66,049  77.0%
      Passport *         1,203    1,246   -3.5%     20,402    21,121  -3.7%
      CR-V               6,793    8,964  -24.2%    110,617   110,474  -0.2%
     * Domestic
        Vehicle Ttl     51,292   52,385   -2.1%    717,768   665,835   7.4%
          Accord        20,068   22,462  -10.7%    292,143   291,399  -0.1%
          Civic         20,285   19,159    5.9%    287,927   287,440  -0.2%
          Passport       1,203    1,246   -3.5%     20,402    21,121  -3.7%
          Odyssey        9,736    9,518    2.3%    117,296    65,875  77.4%
    Acura Division
     Total              12,902    8,924   44.6%    129,104   107,972  19.1%
      Integra            1,268    1,400   -9.4%     24,436    24,337   0.1%
      CL *               1,708    1,433   19.2%     22,957    19,617  16.6%
      TL *               4,786    5,015   -4.6%     61,667    50,973  20.6%
      RL                 1,298    1,010   28.5%     13,342    12,192   9.0%
      NSX                    8       17  -52.9%        213       211   0.6%
      MDX *              3,833                       6,291
      SLX                    1       49  -98.0%        198       642 -69.3%
    Selling Days            25       25                282       281
 
    *  Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic and global sourced parts.
    ** Daily Selling Rate