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MARKHAM, ON (June 1, 2012) – Combined May sales of 13,683 units by the Honda and Acura divisions of Honda Canada Inc. represented a 39% increase over last year’s sales. The Honda Automobile Division reported May sales of 12,017 units, up 38% from last year, led by record sales of Honda CR-V (up 43%) and Pilot (up 51%). The Acura Division reported May sales of 1,666 units, up 53% over last year, with record sales of Acura RDX (up 176%).

“We are pleased that customers have more choices of our products compared with last year when we experienced a severe supply shortage due to the natural disaster in Japan," said Jerry Chenkin, Executive Vice president, Honda Canada Inc. “As a result of our normal supply levels, we are seeing very strong sales results especially for the Honda CR-V compact SUV, Pilot intermediate SUV and the all new Acura RDX, luxury compact SUV. All three models achieved record month sales."

"Canadians continue to embrace Civic which remains the number one selling passenger car in Canada," added Chenkin.

Honda Canada has sold approximately 3.5 million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada since 1973. Of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in Canada in May, 96% were produced at the company’s assembly plants in North America, up 2% from same month last year.