Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
January 11, 2012
2011 was a pretty miserable year for Acura. With the earthquake and tsunami hitting Japan back in March, Acura saw their sales drop by 8%. However, Acura sees 2012 as a year of growth.
Jeff Conrad, Acura's VP of sales said at Acura's press conference at the North American International Auto Show on Monday, the company is forecasting a 45% increase in volume for 2012.
Part of the increase will come from having production capacity back at full steam after the earthquake and tsunami in March and flooding in Thailand.
The other part will come from two models introduced this week; the new RDX and ILX. Both the small luxury and compact luxury crossover segments are expecting significant growth in the next four years said Conrad. “In fact they are the only two segments expecting double digit growth,” he said.