American Honda Reports May Sales Increase of 19.1 percent
Honda Division up 18.6 percent; Acura Division up 24.3 percent

TORRANCE, Calif. June 02, 2010

American Honda Motor Co., Inc., posted May sales of 117,173 vehicles, an increase of 19.1 percent, the company announced today. American Honda year-to-date sales reached 487,282, an increase of 14.1 percent versus last year, based on the daily selling rate*.

Honda Division posted May sales of 105,407, an increase of 18.6 percent versus May 2009, led by total car sales of 62,597, up 20.5 percent. The Accord was the top-selling Honda model with sales of 30,077, an increase of 33.1 percent compared to last year. The Civic posted sales of 28,458, an increase of 37.3 percent. Additional models with year-over-year increases included the CR-V, up 22.5 percent with sales of 17,820; the Pilot, up 32.7 percent with sales of 9,834; and the Ridgeline, up 26.8 percent to 1,853.

"May marks the seventh straight month of sales increases for Honda," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. "This speaks to Honda's focus on long-term, steady growth as the market continues to regain momentum."

Acura Division recorded May sales of 11,766, an increase of 24.3 percent versus May 2009, led by total light truck sales of 5,882, up 70.0 percent. MDX was the top-selling model for Acura, with sales of 4,064, up 65.5 percent.

*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 26 days for May 2010 and 26 days for 2009. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 126 days for 2010, versus 127 days for 2009. All percentages reflect DSR.

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