Posting robust sales of its best-selling Accord, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced May results of 141,810 Honda and Acura vehicle sales, marking an increase of 11.4 percent over May 2005. Lead by the seventh consecutive month of record-breaking sales of light trucks, American Honda posted record May truck sales of 56,912, up 5.0 percent. Year-to-date American Honda total vehicle sales of 614,778 are up 8.6 percent calculated by daily selling rate.
The Honda Division posted a record May for its fifth consecutive record month, with sales of 125,639 cars and light trucks, an increase of 16.6 percent over year-ago results. Civic sales of 29,006 reflect a 12.4 percent May increase and Accord sales increased 15.6 percent to 36,967. Record May Pilot sales of 12,856 reflect a 22.1 percent increase, helping the division post record May sales of 53,418 trucks, up 8.5 percent over year-ago results. The Ridgeline and CR-V also posted record May results, up 35.5 percent and 4.9 percent, respectively. The all-new Honda Fit sold 5,248 units in its first full month of sales. Honda also sold a total of 3,502 hybrid vehicles.
"Honda's compelling new Fit and Civic models are helping to drive customers into our dealers," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda. "However, it's Honda's fuel economy leadership that is driving sales."
The Acura Division posted May sales of 16,171 with strong demand of 3,520 units for the TSX. The TL luxury performance sedan was Acura's best-selling model with May sales of 5,977 and year-to-date sales of 30,756.
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