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Honda Canada Reports October Sales

Honda Canada Inc. today reported October sales of 16,376 Honda and Acura vehicles, down 7 percent from the previous year. The Honda Automobile Division reported October sales of 14,301 units sold, down 8.7 percent from the previous year. Acura Division reported October sales of 2,075 units, up 6.9 percent versus last year.

“A phenomenal October performance from the Accord ensured its retail sales leadership in its segment along with the Civic and CR-V,” said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Honda Canada Inc.

Due to the overflow of a river near Honda’s auto plant in Celaya, Mexico, all auto and component production was suspended beginning June 28 including Fit and HR-V models built for the Canadian market.  Production at the plant resumed production on October 23 and inventory is expected to arrive in early 2019. 

“We are now feeling the inventory effects of the flooding that occurred in our Celaya, Mexico plant earlier this summer, which negatively impacted Fit and HR-V sales in October by almost 1,300 units,” added Leclerc.

“Since arriving at dealerships, the Acura RDX has attracted new customers to the brand, four consecutive record selling months, it’s near the top of its segment and helped contribute to a seven percent increase in sales from the same period last year,” said Emile Korkor, Senior Manager and Brand Lead, Acura Canada. “We’re excited to build off the strong momentum from the summer into the coming months, as we get set to introduce the refreshed 2019 Acura ILX, signifying the complete design refresh of our lineup.”

 

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.