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Honda Canada Begins 2017 with Modest Sales Gains

HR-V, CR-V and RDX set new January records

MARKHAM, ON (February 1, 2017) – Combined January sales of 10,173 units by the Honda and Acura divisions of Honda Canada Inc. represented a 2% increase over last year’s sales. The Honda Automobile Division reported January sales of 9,131 units, up 2% over last year. The Acura Division reported January sales of 1,042 units, down 2% versus last year.

“One month after celebrating record annual sales for the third consecutive year, we experienced only modest gains in January, as we crest a new year,” said Dave Gardner, Senior Vice President of Operations, Honda Canada Inc. “In 2017, we intend to build on our success of last year by remaining focused on delivering a complete line-up of quality and value-oriented vehicles to a wide variety of Canadians, including the introduction of the radical Civic Type R and Si models, as well as the family-friendly Odyssey.”

January Highlights:
• With an increase of 17% over last year, the Honda HR-V topped a monthly record with 850 units sold versus the previous best January in 2016 with 725 units sold
• Honda CR-V set a January record on sales of 2,851 units sold over January 2016 with 2,039 units sold
• For the seventh consecutive month, Acura RDX set a monthly sales record with 455 units sold versus the previous best January in 2013 with 370 units sold

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 7.7 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.