MRO Magazine

Honda Canada Inc. Achieves Best September Sales Since 2006


October 1, 2015
By Business Wire News

MARKHAM, Ontario

Honda Canada Inc. today reported an increase of 16 percent in September 2015, on sales of 17,441 units by the Honda and Acura divisions combined, breaking a nine-year-old record and surpassing 17,000 units sold for the third consecutive month. The Honda Automobile Division reported September sales of 15,201 units, up 14 percent over last year. The Acura Division reported September sales of 2,240 units, up 35 percent over last year. Both divisions set all-time records for the month, attaining September sales unseen since 2006.

“We are working hard to keep up with strong demand for our light trucks, as the versatile and functional CR-V and Pilot SUVs continue to alter the monthly record books,” said Dave Gardner, senior vice president of operations, Honda Canada Inc. “The Honda Civic, Canada’s best-selling passenger car, sustains its push for an eighteenth consecutive year at the top, with another strong month in September. The Civic story will only get better, as we prepare to launch the next generation later this year with great anticipation.”

“The innovative and dynamic RDX continues to boost Acura sales with its fifth consecutive month of record-setting numbers. Both Acura sedan and SUV products reached double digit sales growth, proving the Acura brand is resonating with the Canadian luxury buyer,” said Gardner.

September Highlights:

  • Canadian-built Honda CR-V rolled on to its fourth straight monthly record and the fifth in six months, posting a 27% gain on sales of 3,746 units.
  • Honda Pilot sales rose 97% in September with 951 units sold, breaking a monthly sales record for the sixth consecutive month.
  • Acura sales growth was led by the success of TLX at 647 units sold, a year-over-year increase of 70%
  • Acura RDX continued its gains, jumping 31% on 637 units sold, setting a fifth consecutive monthly record

About Honda
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than seven million cars and trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $3.9 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.

HONDA CANADA INC.      HONDA CANADA INC.
Sep-15Sep-15
RETAIL SALES – MTDRETAIL SALES – YTD
                           
Model20152014% ChangeModel20152014% Change
               
FIT 581 381 52.5% FIT 7,495 7,652 -2.1%
CIVIC 6,941 6,886 0.8% CIVIC 49,608 51,936 -4.5%
CR-Z 2 11 -81.8% CR-Z 48 83 -42.2%
ACCORD 1,149 1,465 -21.6% ACCORD 10,770 13,483 -20.1%
CROSSTOUR 7 116 -94.0% CROSSTOUR 289 680 -57.5%
HR-V 1,076 0 HR-V 5,427 0
CR-V 3,746 2,961 26.5% CR-V 29,297 25,861 13.3%
ODYSSEY 742 878 -15.5% ODYSSEY 9,275 9,105 1.9%
PILOT 951 482 97.3% PILOT 5,784 4,720 22.5%
RIDGELINE 6 161 -96.3% RIDGELINE 225 1,478 -84.8%
HONDA division15,20113,34113.9%HONDA division118,218114,9982.8%
               
ILX 250 219 14.2% ILX 1,883 2,220 -15.2%
TSX 0 39 -100.0% TSX 17 1,343 -98.7%
TLX 647 381 69.8% TL/TLX 3,980 531 649.5%
RLX 14 16 -12.5% RL/RLX 142 202 -29.7%
RDX 637 485 31.3% RDX 5,676 4,864 16.7%
MDX 692 523 32.3% MDX 4,184 4,496 -6.9%
ZDX 0 1 -100.0% ZDX 1 6 -83.3%
ACURA division2,2401,66434.6%ACURA division15,88313,66216.3%
               
Honda Canada Inc.17,44115,00516.2%Honda Canada Inc.134,101128,6604.2%

Honda Canada Inc.
Laura Heasman, 905-888-4586