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Honda Light Truck Sales Drive June Growth

Honda Division breaks 9-year-old June sales record  
HR-V and Pilot set June monthly records

MARKHAM, ON (July 4, 2016) – Honda Canada today reported an increase of 2% in June, on sales of 16,905 units by the Honda and Acura divisions combined.  The Honda Automobile Division reported June sales of 15,273 units, up 4% over last year, marking an all-time June monthly sales record for the brand. The Acura Division reported June sales of 1,632 units, down 12% versus last year.

“As forecasted, the summer months are driving increased demand for our light truck line-up, as Odyssey and Pilot sales surged 10 and 22 percent respectively in June,” said Dave Gardner, Senior Vice President of Operations, Honda Canada Inc. “With the all-new Ridgeline pick-up truck back in the line-up this summer and the compact HR-V continuing to grow in popularity with Canadians, we look toward further record-setting months.”

“Acura sales continue to feel the negative effects of low inventory on some core models.  We anticipate Acura sales to rebound in the summer months with the arrival of the redesigned 2017 MDX," added Gardner.

June Highlights:
•    Honda division breaks a nine-year-old June monthly sales record with 15,273 units sold in June versus 15,017 in June 2007
•    Honda HR-V posts June monthly sales record with 1,285 units sold versus 703 in 2015
•    Honda Odyssey sales surged with 1,437 units sold, up 10% versus last year
•    Sales of the versatile Pilot continue to grow, with a 22% increase in June on sales of 706 units, breaking the June 2015 record

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.