Acura Sets Multiple Sales Records for April

TL, TSX, and MDX Post Records

5/3/2005 9:44:45 PM

April sales of 19,102 vehicles gave Acura its second best month ever and 18th consecutive record setting month, surpassing the previous record set in 2004 and up 11.9 percent versus last year based on the daily selling rate, the division announced today. Year-to-date, Acura sales rose to 67,516 up 8.9 percent compared to 2004.

The RL, TL, and TSX sedans helped set a new monthly record of 14,029 for total cars, breaking the 15-year-old record of 12,716 set in 1989. The TL performance luxury sedan was the top-selling model and posted a new April sales record, selling 7,206 units, up 3.4 percent over last year. Year-to-date TL sales reached 25,110 units, maintaining its position as the best-selling performance luxury sedan in the country. The TSX sports sedan also set a new April sales record, up 35.4 percent compared to 2004. TSX sales of 3,329 units surpassed the previous record set last year and marked the sports sedan's fifth consecutive month of record sales. Additionally, strong demand for the all-new RL luxury performance sedan continued with sales of 1,304, up 153.2 percent compared to 2004. Year-to-date RL sales of 5,463 outpaced last year's total by 183.9 percent.

"The diverse and exciting Acura lineup continues to shatter sales records month after month," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president, sales. "With the TL leading the way as the best-selling luxury sedan in the country, Acura is on track for a another record sales year."

The MDX luxury SUV also set a new April sales record, selling 5,073 vehicles, surpassing the previous record set in 2004 and driving the year-to-date total to 18,741 units.

Additional Acura information and downloadable high-resolution images are available at www.acuranews.com.

Monthly percentages are based on 27 selling days for this month versus 26 days for last April. Annual percentages are based on 102 selling day for each year.

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