American Honda Reports May Sales Results
American Honda light truck sales and Acura Division set new May records

Torrance, Calif. June 01, 2005

American Honda Motor Co., Inc., posted sales of 122,169 Honda and Acura vehicles in May, with record May sales of light truck models. American Honda light truck sales rose 14.3 percent to 52,032 units. American Honda year-to-date sales totaled 565,948 units, up 0.9 percent on a daily selling rate basis.

Honda Division posted May sales of 103,484 cars and light trucks, down 10.1 percent against last year's all-time best May. Record Pilot sales for the 12th consecutive month helped push Honda light truck sales to a new May record of 47,272 units, a 15.3 percent jump over the previous year's record results.

Pilot sales rose 17.9 percent to 10,107 units, while Odyssey sales increased 6.6 percent to 16,412 and CR-V sales increased 5.4 percent to 12,627. Total Honda sales for the calendar year of 479,747 reflected a slight decrease of 0.4 percent compared to last year's all-time record results. Year-to-date Honda light truck sales rose 15.8 percent to 217,664 minivans, SUVs and pickup trucks.

Record Acura Division May sales rose 9.1 percent to 18,685 cars and light trucks, including a 225.7 percent increase of the RL sports luxury sedan with 1,404 units sold, and a 6.1 percent increase in sales of the TL with 7,032 units. Acura year-to-date sales of 86,201 rose 8.7 percent versus a year ago.