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All-New Acura RDX Shatters Sales Expectations in First Month

• RDX celebrates one of the strongest launches in Acura’s history with 949 units sold in June
• CR-V records best-ever June with 5,226 units sold
• Civic continues to maintain lead as best-selling car in Canada

MARKHAM, ON (July 4, 2018) – Honda Canada Inc. today reported June sales of 18,754 Honda and Acura vehicles, down 2.6 percent from the previous year. The Honda Automobile Division reported June sales of 17,006 units sold, down 2.4 percent from the previous year, while the Acura Division reported June sales of 1,748 units, down 4.7 percent versus last year.

 

“The all-new Acura RDX celebrated one of the strongest launches in our history, by breaking the record for total volume sales in any given month” said Emile Korkor, Senior Manager and Brand Leader, Acura Canada. “The first new model to launch with Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance design philosophy has heightened enthusiasm, desire and demand around the Acura brand, which is a fantastic sign of things to come.”

 

In our continued commitment to providing our customers with a first-class service experience, the Acura brand initiated the Precision Concept Tour in June, a Cross-Canada educational experience for Acura service providers. The four-city tour provided 318 Acura sales associates with a combined 84 hours of additional training to ensure Acura RDX customers receive the level of service and expertise that is expected from a premium brand.

 

“As one of our core models and a pillar in our lineup, the CR-V continued to outpace expectations and post a best-ever sales month in June,” said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Honda Canada. “While our core models continue to dominate sales, we’re seeing strong enthusiasm around our alternative fuel vehicles, like the Clarity PHEV, which is paving the way for the launch of the all-new Honda Insight Hybrid later this month.”

 

About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada.  The company has produced more than eight million cars and light 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 $4.7 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 trucks in Canada. For more information on Honda Canada, please visit www.hondacanada.ca.

About Acura Canada
Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc.  and is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the Acura MDX seven-passenger luxury SUV. Acura launched its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.  Acura celebrated its 30th anniversary in Canada in February 2017 and has grown to include 51 locations in its dealer network across the country.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HONDA CANADA INC.

 

HONDA CANADA INC.

June

 

June

RETAIL SALES - MTD

 

RETAIL SALES - YTD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODEL

2018

2017

% Change

 

Model

2018

2017

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIT

429

498

-13.9%

 

FIT

2,681

2,191

22.4%

CIVIC

6,689

6,730

-0.6%

 

CIVIC

35,536

37,180

-4.4%

CR-Z

0

1

-100.0%

 

CR-Z

2

10

-80.0%

ACCORD

1,285

1,681

-23.6%

 

ACCORD

6,465

7,406

-12.7%

CLARITY

168

0

-

 

CLARITY

588

0

-

HR-V

1,030

1,592

-35.3%

 

HR-V

6,113

8,219

-25.6%

CRV

5,226

4,276

22.2%

 

CR-V

28,022

23,833

17.6%

ODYSSEY

1,198

1,319

-9.2%

 

ODYSSEY

5,922

4,641

27.6%

PILOT

618

843

-26.7%

 

PILOT

3,458

4,079

-15.2%

RIDGELINE

363

483

-24.8%

 

RIDGELINE

2,046

2,579

-20.7%

HONDA division

17,006

17,423

-2.4%

 

HONDA division

90,833

90,138

0.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ILX

122

169

-27.8%

 

ILX

811

1,009

-19.6%

TLX

231

391

-40.9%

 

TLX

1,959

1,818

7.8%

RLX

1

3

-66.7%

 

RLX

44

37

18.9%

RDX

949

764

24.2%

 

RDX

4,223

3,809

10.9%

MDX

440

497

-11.5%

 

MDX

2,495

2,659

-6.2%

ZDX

0

0

-

 

ZDX

1

1

0.0%

NSX

5

11

-54.5%

 

NSX

27

32

-15.6%

ACURA division

1,748

1,835

-4.7%

 

ACURA division

9,560

9,365

2.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honda Canada Inc.

18,754

19,258

-2.6%

 

Honda Canada Inc.

100,393

99,503

0.9%