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Honda Posts Best August Sales in Ten Years

MARKHAM, ON (September 5, 2017) – Honda Canada Inc.’s core models pushed the company to achieve its best August sales since 2007, up 3% over last year with 18,351 units sold. The Honda Automobile division reported August sales of 16,719 units, up 6% over last year, also breaking a 10-year-old August record.  The Acura Division reported August sales of 1,632 units, down 21% versus last year.

"Our success story in recent months has been attributed to the strength of our light truck line-up, but August was a departure from that trend, as core models for Honda, including Civic, Accord and Odyssey, pushed the brand to achieve its best August since 2007," said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Honda Canada Inc. “We are redefining the Honda Accord for a new generation of buyers by bringing something unexpected that challenges the idea of what a mainstream sedan can be and we’re excited to introduce the all-new Accord to customers this fall.”

August Highlights:
• Honda Canada Inc. breaks 10-year-old August sales record with 18,351 units sold versus 18,270 units in 2007.
• The Honda Automobile division also pushed past a 10-year-old record on sales of 16,719 units versus 16,488 units in 2007.
• Honda Civic, Canada’s best-selling passenger car in Canada the past 19 years, rose 24% versus the same period last year.
• Accord sales climbed to best August 2016 sales by 33%.
• Odyssey, a favourite family hauler, saw an 18% increase over last year’s sales.

About Honda
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 7.8 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.