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Honda Canada Reports Seven Percent Sales Increase in April

•    Pilot sets 12th monthly record in 13 months
•    Civic remains on top of the compact segment

MARKHAM, ON (May 3, 2016) – Honda Canada today reported an increase of 7% in April, on sales of 17,906 units by the Honda and Acura divisions combined.  The Honda Automobile Division reported April sales of 15,700 units, up 9% over last year. The Acura Division reported April sales of 2,206 units, down 1% versus last year.

“As forecast, the Honda Civic coupe, the latest addition to Honda’s expansive and sporty new Civic lineup, boosted April sales,” said Dave Gardner, Senior Vice President of Operations, Honda Canada Inc. “Honda Pilot sales broke a monthly record for the twelfth time in thirteen months, proving Pilot’s versatility and packaging is a force to be reckoned with.  With the launch of the completely redesigned 2017 Ridgeline this summer and the continued success of the CR-V and Pilot, the Honda truck lineup will serve to greatly satisfy a wide range of Canadian truck buyers.”

“As we prepare for the significantly changed 2017 MDX arriving this summer, Acura is currently constrained by very low availability of that model, resulting in relatively flat monthly sales results," added Gardner.

April Highlights:
•    Honda Civic posted a solid 10% gain on year-over-year sales, with 6,202 units sold.
•    Honda CR-V realized best-ever April sales with 4,101 units sold versus 3,883 units sold in 2015.
•    The versatile Pilot saw a 9% increase in April on sales of 779 units, setting its 12th monthly record in 13 months.

About Honda
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than seven million cars and 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 $3.9 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-duty trucks in Canada.