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  1. The appetite Americans have for crossovers is quite large and automakers are trying their best to appease this. Acura for its part is looking at whether it should bring the subcompact CDX crossover to the U.S. Introduced for Chinese market last year, the CDX is underpinned by the same platform as the Honda HR-V. Power comes from a 1.5L turbo-four from the Civic and an eight-speed DCT. “It’s a model that interests a lot of our people, so we have our R&D guys looking into the possibility,” said Jon Ikeda, group vice president for Acura to Wards Auto. For Acura to bring the CDX over to the U.S., they would need to make a number of changes for the vehicle to meet the various regulations here. Ikeda also revealed the brand is looking into derivatives of existing models to build up its crossover lineup. A possibility is a larger CUV with a more spacious third-row. But Ikeda does say Acura "needs to be mindful of its performance and luxury direction." “There are many, many things we could do with derivatives of our vehicles. I’m never going to say never…(but) we have to be smart with how we approach it.” Source: Wards Auto View full article
  2. American Honda Reports April Sales with Record for Honda Trucks May 2, 2017 - TORRANCE, Calif. Honda Division sales up 1.2 percent for first four months of 2017 CR-V posts fifth straight record month, up 26.6 percent for the year HR-V sets new April record, up 25.5 percent for the year Civic and Accord sales remain strong with retail customers Acura TLX sales jump 39.1 percent in April American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported April sales of 138,386 Honda and Acura vehicles, a decrease of 7.0 percent from year-ago results. The Honda Division saw a decrease of 6.3 percent on sales of 124,254 vehicles, while Honda trucks were up year-over-year, posting a 1.2 percent gain on sales of 61,114 units. Acura Division sales of 14,132 cars and SUVs were up from last month and were led by the TLX sedan with a 39.1 percent jump in April versus year-ago results. Honda With strong truck sales and sustained, steady demand for cars continuing in April, Honda Division sales grew 1.2 percent for the first four months of 2017. The Honda CR-V and HR-V continued their record-setting ways, both posting record April sales, as the Ridgeline pickup also posted solid April results of 3,186 units, and Pilot continued to experience strong demand in the face of constrained supplies. Despite the market shift toward SUVs, Honda saw continued strong retail demand for cars, with Fit recording sales of 4,871 units, Accord posting sales of 26,938 units, and Civic again topping the 31,000 mark, with virtually all sales coming from individual, retail car buyers. Honda trucks had a best-ever April, gaining 1.2 percent on sales of 61,114 units CR-V led truck gains with an April record of 32,671 vehicles, up 13 percent HR-V set a new April record, rising 22.4 percent on sales of 8,527 Ridgeline sales surpassed 3,100 units in April With another strong sales month of 31,211 units, Civic was easily the best-selling passenger car in America on a retail basis for the first four months of 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell posted 34 sales for the month, pushing total deliveries to 126 units "While there seems no end in sight to consumers' love affair with trucks and SUVs, we continue to keep a focus on passenger cars to maintain a balanced sales mix in the retail marketplace," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division. "Our efforts to build more Honda light trucks at our plants in North America are paying dividends with sales records for both CR-V and HR-V." Acura Acura division sales of 14,132 units were led by TLX, which posted its best month since October 2015 on sales of 5,258 units, up 39.1 percent from last April, following a strong first-quarter marketing campaign. Next month TLX will receive an additional boost with the launch of the significantly redesigned 2018 model, with three distinct variants including a new V6-powered A-Spec model, adding aggressive new styling to the performance luxury sedan. TLX recorded its best-ever April and second best month ever on sales of 5,258 units, up 39.1 percent over last year Acura light truck sales remained strong with MDX and RDX combining for sales of over 7,845 units, with the launch of the new 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid expected to boost sales in the months ahead. "We're seeing our new marketing efforts resonate with buyers with TLX posting strong sales in a tough segment," said Jon Ikeda, vice president & general manager of Acura. "With the new 2018 TLX launching next month, including the all-new A-Spec model, we look forward to broadening our appeal with performance-focused buyers."
  3. The appetite Americans have for crossovers is quite large and automakers are trying their best to appease this. Acura for its part is looking at whether it should bring the subcompact CDX crossover to the U.S. Introduced for Chinese market last year, the CDX is underpinned by the same platform as the Honda HR-V. Power comes from a 1.5L turbo-four from the Civic and an eight-speed DCT. “It’s a model that interests a lot of our people, so we have our R&D guys looking into the possibility,” said Jon Ikeda, group vice president for Acura to Wards Auto. For Acura to bring the CDX over to the U.S., they would need to make a number of changes for the vehicle to meet the various regulations here. Ikeda also revealed the brand is looking into derivatives of existing models to build up its crossover lineup. A possibility is a larger CUV with a more spacious third-row. But Ikeda does say Acura "needs to be mindful of its performance and luxury direction." “There are many, many things we could do with derivatives of our vehicles. I’m never going to say never…(but) we have to be smart with how we approach it.” Source: Wards Auto
  4. When I last reviewed the Acura MDX back in 2014, I mentioned that it and the RDX crossover made up a majority of the brand’s sales. That’s still true in 2017 as both models currently make up 63.8 percent of Acura’s sales through the end of March. In closing my review, I said Acura focused on fixing the issues that hurt the MDX before and left other things well alone, creating a balanced luxury crossover. But does that still hold up in a field that has become very competitive in the past couple of years? It seemed a revisit was in order. Acura did a significant refresh for the 2017 MDX with the biggest change being the design. Up front, Acura has swapped the shield grille for a larger pentagonal grille from the 2016 Precision Concept. While the shield was considered by many to a bit polarizing and a turn-off, I find the new grille to be a bit cartoonish. It doesn’t really work with the rest of the MDX’s design. At least certain traits such as the ‘Jewel Eye’ headlights and sloping roofline are still here and still work. The interior hasn’t changed much since our last test and that’s both a good and bad thing. The good is the MDX’s material quality is towards the top of the class with a fair amount of leather and wood trim used throughout. Although considering the price tag of just over $59,000, it would have been nice if Acura added some more luxury touches. Those sitting up front or in the second-row will find plenty of room and a set of supportive seats. The MDX is one of the few models in the class that offers a third-row as standard, but it is best reserved for small kids or being folded into the floor to increase cargo space. The bad mostly deals with the AcuraLink infotainment system. This dual screen setup brings more headaches than any other system I have used. A perfect example is when you want to switch from music to a podcast on your USB device. You need to use the top screen and a control knob to go through the various menus to find the show you want to listen to. Not only is this pain, but it also creates a distraction when driving as your eyes are taken off from the road. I wish Acura would scrap this system and start back from square one. Power still comes from a 3.5L V6 offering 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic routes power to either the front-wheels or all four-wheels via Acura’s super-handling all-wheel drive (SH-AWD). Advanced models like ours come standard with a stop-start system. The V6 in the MDX is such an impressive motor. Power delivery is quite strong throughout the rev band and the engine doesn’t make much noise during acceleration. However, the stop-start is a bit of a mess. It takes a few seconds for the system to realize that you took your foot off the brake before it restarts the engine. The system can be turned off which we recommend doing. The nine-speed automatic needs a bit work as well as we found shifts to be somewhat clunky at low speeds. Also, the transmission is slow to downshift when you need to make a pass. At least paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel solves this issue somewhat as you can do it yourself. EPA fuel economy figures stand at 19 City/26 Highway/22 Combined when the MDX is equipped with SH-AWD. I got none too shabby 23 MPG average for the week. One area we’re glad to see Acura not messing with the MDX refresh is the suspension tuning. The MDX has stuck the right balance of comfort and handling. Some of this is credited to the Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) that alters various settings for the suspension, steering, and a few other items. This means the MDX can be tailored to deliver a sporty ride when driving down a curvy road and ironing out road imperfections when commuting. There is one big issue for the MDX, price. Our MDX Advance & Entertainment tester came with an as-tested price of $59,475 with destination. Considering what you get for the price and compare against other models, the MDX is a bit of a poor value. Stick with one of the lower trims. The Acura MDX stands in a bit of an odd middle ground, where it is above the mainstream, but below luxury competitors. It remains a very competent crossover that seems to do most things right. But we can’t help but wonder if Acura was given a bit more time to mess with the stop-start system and automatic transmission, along with making it slightly more luxurious, it could take it a bit further from the middle ground the MDX currently sits in. Disclaimer: Acura Provided the MDX, Insurance, and One Tank of Gas Year: 2017 Make: Acura Model: MDX Trim: Advanced Entertainment SH-AWD Engine: 3.5L 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC V6 Driveline: Nine-Speed Automatic, All-Wheel Drive Horsepower @ RPM: 290 @ 6,200 Torque @ RPM: 267 @ 4,700 Fuel Economy: City/Highway/Combined - 19/26/22 Curb Weight: 4,292 lbs Location of Manufacture: Lincoln, AL Base Price: $58,500 As Tested Price: $59,475 (Includes $975.00 Destination Charge) Options: N/A View full article
  5. When I last reviewed the Acura MDX back in 2014, I mentioned that it and the RDX crossover made up a majority of the brand’s sales. That’s still true in 2017 as both models currently make up 63.8 percent of Acura’s sales through the end of March. In closing my review, I said Acura focused on fixing the issues that hurt the MDX before and left other things well alone, creating a balanced luxury crossover. But does that still hold up in a field that has become very competitive in the past couple of years? It seemed a revisit was in order. Acura did a significant refresh for the 2017 MDX with the biggest change being the design. Up front, Acura has swapped the shield grille for a larger pentagonal grille from the 2016 Precision Concept. While the shield was considered by many to a bit polarizing and a turn-off, I find the new grille to be a bit cartoonish. It doesn’t really work with the rest of the MDX’s design. At least certain traits such as the ‘Jewel Eye’ headlights and sloping roofline are still here and still work. The interior hasn’t changed much since our last test and that’s both a good and bad thing. The good is the MDX’s material quality is towards the top of the class with a fair amount of leather and wood trim used throughout. Although considering the price tag of just over $59,000, it would have been nice if Acura added some more luxury touches. Those sitting up front or in the second-row will find plenty of room and a set of supportive seats. The MDX is one of the few models in the class that offers a third-row as standard, but it is best reserved for small kids or being folded into the floor to increase cargo space. The bad mostly deals with the AcuraLink infotainment system. This dual screen setup brings more headaches than any other system I have used. A perfect example is when you want to switch from music to a podcast on your USB device. You need to use the top screen and a control knob to go through the various menus to find the show you want to listen to. Not only is this pain, but it also creates a distraction when driving as your eyes are taken off from the road. I wish Acura would scrap this system and start back from square one. Power still comes from a 3.5L V6 offering 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic routes power to either the front-wheels or all four-wheels via Acura’s super-handling all-wheel drive (SH-AWD). Advanced models like ours come standard with a stop-start system. The V6 in the MDX is such an impressive motor. Power delivery is quite strong throughout the rev band and the engine doesn’t make much noise during acceleration. However, the stop-start is a bit of a mess. It takes a few seconds for the system to realize that you took your foot off the brake before it restarts the engine. The system can be turned off which we recommend doing. The nine-speed automatic needs a bit work as well as we found shifts to be somewhat clunky at low speeds. Also, the transmission is slow to downshift when you need to make a pass. At least paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel solves this issue somewhat as you can do it yourself. EPA fuel economy figures stand at 19 City/26 Highway/22 Combined when the MDX is equipped with SH-AWD. I got none too shabby 23 MPG average for the week. One area we’re glad to see Acura not messing with the MDX refresh is the suspension tuning. The MDX has stuck the right balance of comfort and handling. Some of this is credited to the Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) that alters various settings for the suspension, steering, and a few other items. This means the MDX can be tailored to deliver a sporty ride when driving down a curvy road and ironing out road imperfections when commuting. There is one big issue for the MDX, price. Our MDX Advance & Entertainment tester came with an as-tested price of $59,475 with destination. Considering what you get for the price and compare against other models, the MDX is a bit of a poor value. Stick with one of the lower trims. The Acura MDX stands in a bit of an odd middle ground, where it is above the mainstream, but below luxury competitors. It remains a very competent crossover that seems to do most things right. But we can’t help but wonder if Acura was given a bit more time to mess with the stop-start system and automatic transmission, along with making it slightly more luxurious, it could take it a bit further from the middle ground the MDX currently sits in. Disclaimer: Acura Provided the MDX, Insurance, and One Tank of Gas Year: 2017 Make: Acura Model: MDX Trim: Advanced Entertainment SH-AWD Engine: 3.5L 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC V6 Driveline: Nine-Speed Automatic, All-Wheel Drive Horsepower @ RPM: 290 @ 6,200 Torque @ RPM: 267 @ 4,700 Fuel Economy: City/Highway/Combined - 19/26/22 Curb Weight: 4,292 lbs Location of Manufacture: Lincoln, AL Base Price: $58,500 As Tested Price: $59,475 (Includes $975.00 Destination Charge) Options: N/A
  6. Three years on from its original launch, Acura has given the TLX a substantial refresh and revealed it on the eve of the New York Auto Show. Being of no surprise to anyone, the TLX is sporting a new face that was first shown on the Precision concept from last year's Detroit Auto Show. A huge pentagonal grille is flanked by a set of Acura's jewel-eye headlights. Some people will like this new look, while others (like myself) will be missing the shield/beak grille. Other design changes include a more sculpted hood and new fenders. The interior doesn't change much except the infotainment system has been overhauled to improve overall performance and add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The downside is it still retains the dual-screens setup that we have been complaining about in many Acura models. The base TLX gets a 2.4L four-cylinder with 206 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. Next up is the TLX V6 that comes with a 3.5L V6 boasting 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. The V6 is available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Topping off the TLX family is the all-new A-Spec. It sports a more aggressive exterior treatment with a new front bumper, side skirts, dual exhaust outlets, rear spoiler finished in black, and a faux rear diffuser. The 3.5L V6 is the only engine available for the A-Spec. FWD variants come with firmer shocks and revised steering, while AWD adds firmer springs and a stiffer rear anti-roll bar. Acura hasn't revealed pricing for the 2018 TLX. But we won't be waiting too long as the updated model will arrive in June. Source: Acura Press Release is on Page 2 2018 Acura TLX Makes World Debut with Aggressive, Sporty Design, and New Technology Features Apr 11, 2017 - NEW YORK 2018 Acura TLX sports sedan debuts with three distinct variants, Acura Precision Concept-inspired design language and robust tech features All-new TLX V6 A-Spec adds emotional styling and sport-tuning Standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and AcuraWatch™, and a host of premium features make TLX among most technologically advanced and well-equipped vehicles in its segment Acura has unveiled a refreshed and significantly enhanced 2018 TLX performance luxury sedan, delivering the brand's Precision Crafted Performance design direction to its core sedan. The all-new TLX A-Spec takes the sedan's design in an even more emotional direction, further broadening the brand's appeal to younger buyers. The Acura TLX also will be one of the most technologically advanced and well-equipped vehicles in the segment with new technology features including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and AcuraWatch™ standard on all grades. The 2018 TLX is slated to go on sale at Acura dealerships nationwide in June. The 2018 TLX boasts a more aggressive and sporty look inspired by the Acura Precision Concept that debuted last year, a design direction that has successfully influenced the styling of the 2017 MDX luxury SUV. Acura's signature diamond pentagon grille, paired with changes to the sedan's stance, proportion, wheels and sheet metal boosts its presence on the road. "We've really upped the ante in terms of styling, emotion and road presence, more effectively communicating the TLX's dynamic capabilities," said Jon Ikeda, Acura vice president and general manager. The 2018 TLX design illustrates its three variants with distinct characteristics. The 2.4-liter i-VTEC inline-4 cylinder TLX receives a sporty new front fascia featuring the diamond pentagon grille, a new bumper, more sculpted hood, fenders, redesigned Jewel Eye™ headlight design with LED turn signal and a new standard 17-inch wheel and tire package. The V6 TLX models add an aggressive, refreshed rear fascia with exposed, rectangular dual-exhaust finishers, rear diffuser and standard 18-inch wheels. The V6 TLX with Technology Package adds a new chrome side sill garnish, all-new seats with contrast piping and stitching, and a power-operated thigh extension on the driver's seat. The Advance Package gains additional technology including trapezoidal LED fog lights, Surround View Camera system, built-in wireless charging pad, white LED ambient light piping in 10 locations throughout the cabin, a heated steering wheel and heated rear outboard seats, a body-colored decklid spoiler, and power-folding side mirrors. Acura's acclaimed torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive® (SH-AWD™), the best handling all-wheel drive system in the industry, is available for the first time on all V6 TLX models, previously available only with V6 models equipped with Technology or Advance Packages New TLX A-Spec Reflecting Acura's Precision Crafted Performance DNA, the new TLX V6 A-Spec is available in two-wheel drive and SH-AWD™ configurations, adding character and performance inside and out. An exclusive front fascia, round LED fog lights, aggressive side sills, rear diffuser accented by large, round dual-exhaust finishers and gloss black decklid spoiler creates an even bolder character. Exclusive, dark finish 19-inch wheels paired with wide 245-series tires complement a sport-tuned suspension with more aggressive damper settings and retuned electric power steering for a sharper, more precise handling experience. TLX A-Spec models with SH-AWD also receive a stiffer spring rate and rear stabilizer bar for improved body control. Gloss black trim and A-Spec badging on the rear decklid, fenders, side sill garnish and steering wheel completes the look. On the inside, a host of sport-oriented refinements and premium features include exclusive leather seats with increased bolstering, red driver's meter highlights, brushed aluminum-look interior trim, and a thick-rimmed sport steering wheel. Two A-Spec exclusive interior color choices are offered: Red leather or Black leather with Alcantara™ seat and door inserts. Premium enhancements borrowed from the top trim Advance Package include wireless charging pad, ventilated front seats and red LED ambient light piping (white on the Advance Package). Technology Enhancements The 2018 TLX is the first Acura to feature a refreshed dual-screen user On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD 2.0) interface that supports Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Sirius XM 2.0. New software improves the system response time and offers more intuitive menus and command structures for a seamless and quicker user experience – approximately 30 percent faster. An enhanced 7-inch touchscreen has a capacitive display that is more responsive to the touch and is positioned within easy reach of the driver and front passenger. With its unique AcuraWatch™ suite of technologies, the 2018 Acura TLX is the only vehicle in its class with standard crash avoidance and active driving-assistive features. AcuraWatch™ includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with automatic emergency braking, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM). AcuraWatch uses a millimeter wave radar and monocular camera sensing technology to detect other vehicles as well as lane markings and can help intervene to prevent or mitigate the severity of a collision. With Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Lane Keeping Assist, AcuraWatch can significantly decrease the driver's workload during freeway cruising by maintaining a set speed and following interval, initiating both braking and throttle inputs, and adding steering input to help the driver maintain their position in the detected lane. View full article
  7. Three years on from its original launch, Acura has given the TLX a substantial refresh and revealed it on the eve of the New York Auto Show. Being of no surprise to anyone, the TLX is sporting a new face that was first shown on the Precision concept from last year's Detroit Auto Show. A huge pentagonal grille is flanked by a set of Acura's jewel-eye headlights. Some people will like this new look, while others (like myself) will be missing the shield/beak grille. Other design changes include a more sculpted hood and new fenders. The interior doesn't change much except the infotainment system has been overhauled to improve overall performance and add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The downside is it still retains the dual-screens setup that we have been complaining about in many Acura models. The base TLX gets a 2.4L four-cylinder with 206 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. Next up is the TLX V6 that comes with a 3.5L V6 boasting 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. The V6 is available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Topping off the TLX family is the all-new A-Spec. It sports a more aggressive exterior treatment with a new front bumper, side skirts, dual exhaust outlets, rear spoiler finished in black, and a faux rear diffuser. The 3.5L V6 is the only engine available for the A-Spec. FWD variants come with firmer shocks and revised steering, while AWD adds firmer springs and a stiffer rear anti-roll bar. Acura hasn't revealed pricing for the 2018 TLX. But we won't be waiting too long as the updated model will arrive in June. Source: Acura Press Release is on Page 2 2018 Acura TLX Makes World Debut with Aggressive, Sporty Design, and New Technology Features Apr 11, 2017 - NEW YORK 2018 Acura TLX sports sedan debuts with three distinct variants, Acura Precision Concept-inspired design language and robust tech features All-new TLX V6 A-Spec adds emotional styling and sport-tuning Standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and AcuraWatch™, and a host of premium features make TLX among most technologically advanced and well-equipped vehicles in its segment Acura has unveiled a refreshed and significantly enhanced 2018 TLX performance luxury sedan, delivering the brand's Precision Crafted Performance design direction to its core sedan. The all-new TLX A-Spec takes the sedan's design in an even more emotional direction, further broadening the brand's appeal to younger buyers. The Acura TLX also will be one of the most technologically advanced and well-equipped vehicles in the segment with new technology features including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and AcuraWatch™ standard on all grades. The 2018 TLX is slated to go on sale at Acura dealerships nationwide in June. The 2018 TLX boasts a more aggressive and sporty look inspired by the Acura Precision Concept that debuted last year, a design direction that has successfully influenced the styling of the 2017 MDX luxury SUV. Acura's signature diamond pentagon grille, paired with changes to the sedan's stance, proportion, wheels and sheet metal boosts its presence on the road. "We've really upped the ante in terms of styling, emotion and road presence, more effectively communicating the TLX's dynamic capabilities," said Jon Ikeda, Acura vice president and general manager. The 2018 TLX design illustrates its three variants with distinct characteristics. The 2.4-liter i-VTEC inline-4 cylinder TLX receives a sporty new front fascia featuring the diamond pentagon grille, a new bumper, more sculpted hood, fenders, redesigned Jewel Eye™ headlight design with LED turn signal and a new standard 17-inch wheel and tire package. The V6 TLX models add an aggressive, refreshed rear fascia with exposed, rectangular dual-exhaust finishers, rear diffuser and standard 18-inch wheels. The V6 TLX with Technology Package adds a new chrome side sill garnish, all-new seats with contrast piping and stitching, and a power-operated thigh extension on the driver's seat. The Advance Package gains additional technology including trapezoidal LED fog lights, Surround View Camera system, built-in wireless charging pad, white LED ambient light piping in 10 locations throughout the cabin, a heated steering wheel and heated rear outboard seats, a body-colored decklid spoiler, and power-folding side mirrors. Acura's acclaimed torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive® (SH-AWD™), the best handling all-wheel drive system in the industry, is available for the first time on all V6 TLX models, previously available only with V6 models equipped with Technology or Advance Packages New TLX A-Spec Reflecting Acura's Precision Crafted Performance DNA, the new TLX V6 A-Spec is available in two-wheel drive and SH-AWD™ configurations, adding character and performance inside and out. An exclusive front fascia, round LED fog lights, aggressive side sills, rear diffuser accented by large, round dual-exhaust finishers and gloss black decklid spoiler creates an even bolder character. Exclusive, dark finish 19-inch wheels paired with wide 245-series tires complement a sport-tuned suspension with more aggressive damper settings and retuned electric power steering for a sharper, more precise handling experience. TLX A-Spec models with SH-AWD also receive a stiffer spring rate and rear stabilizer bar for improved body control. Gloss black trim and A-Spec badging on the rear decklid, fenders, side sill garnish and steering wheel completes the look. On the inside, a host of sport-oriented refinements and premium features include exclusive leather seats with increased bolstering, red driver's meter highlights, brushed aluminum-look interior trim, and a thick-rimmed sport steering wheel. Two A-Spec exclusive interior color choices are offered: Red leather or Black leather with Alcantara™ seat and door inserts. Premium enhancements borrowed from the top trim Advance Package include wireless charging pad, ventilated front seats and red LED ambient light piping (white on the Advance Package). Technology Enhancements The 2018 TLX is the first Acura to feature a refreshed dual-screen user On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD 2.0) interface that supports Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Sirius XM 2.0. New software improves the system response time and offers more intuitive menus and command structures for a seamless and quicker user experience – approximately 30 percent faster. An enhanced 7-inch touchscreen has a capacitive display that is more responsive to the touch and is positioned within easy reach of the driver and front passenger. With its unique AcuraWatch™ suite of technologies, the 2018 Acura TLX is the only vehicle in its class with standard crash avoidance and active driving-assistive features. AcuraWatch™ includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with automatic emergency braking, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM). AcuraWatch uses a millimeter wave radar and monocular camera sensing technology to detect other vehicles as well as lane markings and can help intervene to prevent or mitigate the severity of a collision. With Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Lane Keeping Assist, AcuraWatch can significantly decrease the driver's workload during freeway cruising by maintaining a set speed and following interval, initiating both braking and throttle inputs, and adding steering input to help the driver maintain their position in the detected lane.
  8. American Honda Nets New March Sales Records Apr 3, 2017 - TORRANCE, Calif. American Honda trucks have best-ever March sales. rising 8.4 percent Honda Division trucks also set new March record with a 12.6 percent gain Honda CR-V sails past previous March best with a 23 percent increase Honda HR-V continues record pace, gaining 19.6 percent for the month Acura MDX sales rise 1.3 percent in March ahead of new Sport Hybrid model launch American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported total March sales of 137,227 Honda and Acura vehicles, a decrease of 0.7 percent over March 2016. Honda Division was up 1.8 percent on sales of 125,531 units while Honda trucks set a new March record, gaining 12.6 percent on sales of 61,975. Acura Division sales were down 21.2 percent in March, on sales of 11,696 vehicles. Honda Led by trucks with a record month and bolstered by resilient car sales, Honda Division gained 1.8 percent in March. CR-V and HR-V continued their hot streaks, both blowing double-digit holes in their own March records while Ridgeline also made a notable contribution. On the passenger car side, Fit was up 6.1 percent while Civic topped 31,000 sales. Accord posted a strong March with 26,824 new buyers. Honda trucks had best ever March sales, gaining 12.6 percent on sales of 61,975 CR-V led truck gains with a March record of 32,872 vehicles, up 23 percent HR-V set a new March record, rising 19.6 percent on sales of 7,653 Ridgeline sales surpassed 3,700 units in March With another strong month of nearly 32,000 in sales, Civic was easily the best-selling passenger car in America on a retail basis in the first quarter of 2017 "Many automakers are looking for signs of market stability as consumers continue to head towards trucks and SUVs," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "But cars are still a compelling choice for many, especially when you have the right formula. Civic is a great example." Acura Strong sales of Acura trucks in March continued to set the pace for the Acura brand, even as the company prepared to launch the MDX Sport Hybrid—the third and newest installment of the brand’s high-performance Sport Hybrid technology—along with the Acura NSX supercar and RLX Sport Hybrid model. The new MDX is the latest salvo in the evolving Acura lineup prioritizing performance through both powertrain and design. And on April 11, a refreshed and significantly enhanced 2018 TLX will be revealed in New York, bringing the Acura Precision Concept-inspired design language to the sedan lineup. MDX sales totaled 4,141 units in March, up 1.3 percent over 2016 "With the Acura MDX already posting strong sales in the luxury SUV segment, the new MDX Sport Hybrid adds a new performance dimension to provide greater market visibility of our performance hybrid technology and greater purchase consideration for Acura products," said Jon Ikeda, vice president & general manager of the Acura division. American Honda Vehicle Sales for March 2017 Month-to-Date Year-to-Date March 2017 March 2016 DSR** % Change MoM % Change March 2017 March 2016 DSR** % Change YoY % Change American Honda Total 137,227 138,221 -0.7% -0.7% 365,293 357,703 2.1% 2.1% Total Car Sales 67,342 73,768 -8.7% -8.7% 173,606 190,100 -8.7% -8.7% Total Truck Sales 69,885 64,453 8.4% 8.4% 191,687 167,603 14.4% 14.4% Honda Total Car Sales 63,556 68,314 -7.0% -7.0% 163,800 176,393 -7.1% -7.1% Honda Total Truck Sales 61,975 55,055 12.6% 12.6% 169,731 143,435 18.3% 18.3% Acura Total Car Sales 3,786 5,454 -30.6% -30.6% 9,806 13,707 -28.5% -28.5% Acura Total Truck Sales 7,910 9,398 -15.8% -15.8% 21,956 24,168 -9.2% -9.2% Total Domestic Car Sales 54,063 69,038 -21.7% -21.7% 139,999 178,977 -21.8% -21.8% Honda Division 50,387 63,716 -20.9% -20.9% 130,486 165,603 -21.2% -21.2% Acura Division 3,676 5,322 -30.9% -30.9% 9,513 13,374 -28.9% -28.9% Total Domestic Truck Sales 69,885 64,453 8.4% 8.4% 191,687 167,603 14.4% 14.4% Honda Division 61,975 55,055 12.6% 12.6% 169,731 143,435 18.3% 18.3% Acura Division 7,910 9,398 -15.8% -15.8% 21,956 24,168 -9.2% -9.2% Total Import Car Sales 13,279 4,730 180.7% 180.7% 33,607 11,123 202.1% 202.1% Honda Division 13,169 4,598 186.4% 186.4% 33,314 10,790 208.7% 208.7% Acura Division 110 132 -16.7% -16.7% 293 333 -12.0% -12.0% Total Import Truck Sales 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% Honda Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% Acura Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% MODEL BREAKOUT BY DIVISION Honda Division Total 125,531 123,369 1.8% 1.8% 333,531 319,828 4.3% 4.3% * ACCORD 26,824 30,523 -12.1% -12.1% 69,815 77,073 -9.4% -9.4% * CIVIC 31,520 32,855 -4.1% -4.1% 81,654 87,303 -6.5% -6.5% CLARITY FCV 23 0 0.0% 0.0% 92 0 0.0% 0.0% CR-Z 129 163 -20.9% -20.9% 336 483 -30.4% -30.4% * FIT 5,060 4,771 6.1% 6.1% 11,902 11,513 3.4% 3.4% INSIGHT 0 2 -100.0% -100.0% 1 21 -95.2% -95.2% CROSSTOUR 0 110 -100.0% -100.0% 3 566 -99.5% -99.5% * CR-V 32,872 26,730 23.0% 23.0% 94,057 71,188 32.1% 32.1% HR-V 7,653 6,398 19.6% 19.6% 19,696 15,515 26.9% 26.9% ODYSSEY 7,727 11,224 -31.2% -31.2% 21,027 27,439 -23.4% -23.4% PILOT 9,945 10,593 -6.1% -6.1% 25,224 28,726 -12.2% -12.2% RIDGELINE 3,778 0 0.0% 0.0% 9,724 1 972,300.0% 972,300.0% *** Memo: Accord FHEV 1,843 51 3,513.7% 3,513.7% 5,421 190 2,753.2% 2,753.2% Memo: Civic Hybrid 15 166 -91.0% -91.0% 39 470 -91.7% -91.7% Acura Division Total 11,696 14,852 -21.2% -21.2% 31,762 37,875 -16.1% -16.1% ILX 824 1,554 -47.0% -47.0% 2,256 4,287 -47.4% -47.4% NSX 37 0 0.0% 0.0% 133 0 0.0% 0.0% RLX 110 130 -15.4% -15.4% 293 331 -11.5% -11.5% TLX 2,815 3,768 -25.3% -25.3% 7,124 9,087 -21.6% -21.6% TSX 0 2 -100.0% -100.0% 0 2 -100.0% -100.0% MDX 4,141 4,088 1.3% 1.3% 10,956 11,956 -8.4% -8.4% RDX 3,769 5,310 -29.0% -29.0% 11,000 12,212 -9.9% -9.9% *** Memo: RLX Hybrid 30 19 57.9% 57.9% 68 49 38.8% 38.8% Memo: TSX Wagon 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% Selling Days 27 27 75 75 **** Hybrid 2,054 401 412.2% 412.2% 5,998 1,213 394.5% 394.5% * Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts ** Daily Selling Rate *** Memo line items are included in the respective model total **** Hybrid includes FHEV, PHEV, CR-Z, Civic Hybrid, Insight, ILX Hybrid, RLX Hybrid, RLX Sport Hybrid, MDX Sport Hybrid and NSX
  9. The 2017 Acura MDX was the first model to lose the beak grille and the next model that is destined to lose it is the 2018 TLX. Acura has released a teaser for the model before its debut at the New York Auto Show next month. The image shows off the TLX's new front end with the diamond shape grille and oversized Acura logo first shown on the Precision concept from last year. There is also a set of the company's 'Jewel-Eye' headlights. "The 2018 TLX will receive new styling elements that ratchet up its emotion and reflect Acura's focus on Precision Crafted Performance. Acura customers embraced the MDX when we raised its game with bold, new styling, and we're pumped to show how we're elevating the TLX experience," said Jon Ikeda, Acura vice president and general manager. Acura also says that the 2018 TLX will come with "new premium features and technology enhancements". Source: Acura Press Release is on Page 2 Refreshed 2018 Acura TLX to Make World Debut on April 11: Bringing Precision Crafted Performance Design Language to Acura Sedan Lineup Mar 28, 2017 - LOS ANGELES Acura will unveil the refreshed and significantly enhanced 2018 TLX performance sedan in New York on April 11. The 2018 TLX will boast a more aggressive, sporty and alluring look inspired by the Acura Precision Concept that debuted at the North American International Auto Show in 2016, a design direction that already has successfully influenced the styling of the 2017 Acura MDX. The TLX refresh also includes new premium features and technology enhancements that place the TLX among the most technologically advanced and well-equipped cars in its segment. Watch the 2018 Acura TLX reveal live on April 11 at 4:45 p.m. ET at acura.us/2018TLXDebut. "The 2018 TLX will receive new styling elements that ratchet up its emotion and reflect Acura's focus on Precision Crafted Performance,"said Jon Ikeda, Acura vice president and general manager. "Acura customers embraced the MDX when we raised its game with bold, new styling, and we're pumped to show how we're elevating the TLX experience." The 2018 TLX five-passenger performance sedan was designed by the Acura Design Studio in Torrance, Calif. and will continue to be produced at the company's Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio with domestic and globally sourced parts. View full article
  10. The 2017 Acura MDX was the first model to lose the beak grille and the next model that is destined to lose it is the 2018 TLX. Acura has released a teaser for the model before its debut at the New York Auto Show next month. The image shows off the TLX's new front end with the diamond shape grille and oversized Acura logo first shown on the Precision concept from last year. There is also a set of the company's 'Jewel-Eye' headlights. "The 2018 TLX will receive new styling elements that ratchet up its emotion and reflect Acura's focus on Precision Crafted Performance. Acura customers embraced the MDX when we raised its game with bold, new styling, and we're pumped to show how we're elevating the TLX experience," said Jon Ikeda, Acura vice president and general manager. Acura also says that the 2018 TLX will come with "new premium features and technology enhancements". Source: Acura Press Release is on Page 2 Refreshed 2018 Acura TLX to Make World Debut on April 11: Bringing Precision Crafted Performance Design Language to Acura Sedan Lineup Mar 28, 2017 - LOS ANGELES Acura will unveil the refreshed and significantly enhanced 2018 TLX performance sedan in New York on April 11. The 2018 TLX will boast a more aggressive, sporty and alluring look inspired by the Acura Precision Concept that debuted at the North American International Auto Show in 2016, a design direction that already has successfully influenced the styling of the 2017 Acura MDX. The TLX refresh also includes new premium features and technology enhancements that place the TLX among the most technologically advanced and well-equipped cars in its segment. Watch the 2018 Acura TLX reveal live on April 11 at 4:45 p.m. ET at acura.us/2018TLXDebut. "The 2018 TLX will receive new styling elements that ratchet up its emotion and reflect Acura's focus on Precision Crafted Performance,"said Jon Ikeda, Acura vice president and general manager. "Acura customers embraced the MDX when we raised its game with bold, new styling, and we're pumped to show how we're elevating the TLX experience." The 2018 TLX five-passenger performance sedan was designed by the Acura Design Studio in Torrance, Calif. and will continue to be produced at the company's Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio with domestic and globally sourced parts.
  11. February Brings More Sales Records for American Honda American Honda continues record pace in February for total vehicle and truck sales Honda CR-V raises the bar again, breaking February record with a 26.3 percent jump Honda HR-V also nets a February record, gaining 28.6 percent Acura RDX has its best-ever February, rising 6.1 percent as it continues to pace division TORRANCE, Calif., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported total February sales of 121,686 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 2.3 percent over February 2016 and a new record for the month. American Honda trucks also set a February record, rising 12.2 percent on sales of 63,989. Total Honda Division sales as well as Honda truck sales also set new February marks, with total Honda Division sales gaining 4.3 percent on sales of 110,822 and trucks up 15.3 percent on sales of 56,419 units. Acura Division sales were down 14.9 percent, with 10,864 vehicles sold in February. Honda The Honda Division continued its record sales streak into the second month of the year, gaining 4.3 percent on sales of 110.882 units to set a new February benchmark. CR-V and HR-V repeated strong January performances, driving Honda trucks to a February record as well. The Fit also gained in February while Civic and Accord held their own in a market tilting toward trucks. Honda trucks set a new benchmark in February, gaining 15.3 percent on sales of 56,419. CR-V and HR-V drove truck sales, both setting new February marks; CR-V sales were up 26.3 percent on sales of 31,898, and HR-V up 28.6 percent with 6,354 units sold. Accord and Civic continue to swim against the tide, with sales cresting 23,000 and 27,000 units, respectively. "The new CR-V is exceeding our own expectations with production and deliveries now fully up to speed," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "It's clearly hitting a sweet spot in the market and complemented by HR-V at the entry level." Acura Acura sales continued recent trends, with the RDX enjoying its best-ever February. NSX also remained steady, showing no signs of the winter doldrums that can affect ultra-performance cars. And after a strong first outing at Daytona in January, the NSX GT3 racecar goes to the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring in search of endurance racing glory later this month. Acura's popular RDX set a new February record, gaining 6.1 percent on sales of 4,029 vehicles. Continuing a steady production and sales pace, 46 NSX supercars were sold in February. American Honda Vehicle Sales for February 2017 Month-to-Date Year-to-Date February 2017 February 2016 DSR** % Change MoM % Change February 2017 February 2016 DSR** % Change YoY % Change American Honda Total 121,686 118,985 2.3% 2.3% 228,066 219,482 3.9% 3.9% Total Car Sales 57,697 61,950 -6.9% -6.9% 106,264 116,332 -8.7% -8.7% Total Truck Sales 63,989 57,035 12.2% 12.2% 121,802 103,150 18.1% 18.1% Honda Total Car Sales 54,403 57,267 -5.0% -5.0% 100,244 108,079 -7.2% -7.2% Honda Total Truck Sales 56,419 48,945 15.3% 15.3% 107,756 88,380 21.9% 21.9% Acura Total Car Sales 3,294 4,683 -29.7% -29.7% 6,020 8,253 -27.1% -27.1% Acura Total Truck Sales 7,570 8,090 -6.4% -6.4% 14,046 14,770 -4.9% -4.9% Total Domestic Car Sales 46,581 58,489 -20.4% -20.4% 85,936 109,939 -21.8% -21.8% Honda Division 43,390 53,909 -19.5% -19.5% 80,099 101,887 -21.4% -21.4% Acura Division 3,191 4,580 -30.3% -30.3% 5,837 8,052 -27.5% -27.5% Total Domestic Truck Sales 63,989 57,035 12.2% 12.2% 121,802 103,150 18.1% 18.1% Honda Division 56,419 48,945 15.3% 15.3% 107,756 88,380 21.9% 21.9% Acura Division 7,570 8,090 -6.4% -6.4% 14,046 14,770 -4.9% -4.9% Total Import Car Sales 11,116 3,461 221.2% 221.2% 20,328 6,393 218.0% 218.0% Honda Division 11,013 3,358 228.0% 228.0% 20,145 6,192 225.3% 225.3% Acura Division 103 103 0.0% 0.0% 183 201 -9.0% -9.0% Total Import Truck Sales 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% Honda Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% Acura Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% MODEL BREAKOUT BY DIVISION Honda Division Total 110,822 106,212 4.3% 4.3% 208,000 196,459 5.9% 5.9% * ACCORD 23,455 25,785 -9.0% -9.0% 42,991 46,550 -7.6% -7.6% * CIVIC 27,039 27,707 -2.4% -2.4% 50,134 54,448 -7.9% -7.9% CLARITY FCV 27 0 0.0% 0.0% 69 0 0.0% 0.0% CR-Z 118 128 -7.8% -7.8% 207 320 -35.3% -35.3% * FIT 3,764 3,647 3.2% 3.2% 6,842 6,742 1.5% 1.5% INSIGHT 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 1 19 -94.7% -94.7% CROSSTOUR 3 190 -98.4% -98.4% 3 456 -99.3% -99.3% * CR-V 31,898 25,250 26.3% 26.3% 61,185 44,458 37.6% 37.6% HR-V 6,354 4,940 28.6% 28.6% 12,043 9,117 32.1% 32.1% ODYSSEY 6,800 8,994 -24.4% -24.4% 13,300 16,215 -18.0% -18.0% PILOT 8,099 9,572 -15.4% -15.4% 15,279 18,133 -15.7% -15.7% RIDGELINE 3,265 -1 -326,600.0% -326,600.0% 5,946 1 594,500.0% 594,500.0% *** Memo: Accord FHEV 1,867 68 2,645.6% 2,645.6% 3,578 139 2,474.1% 2,474.1% Memo: Civic Hybrid 8 143 -94.4% -94.4% 24 304 -92.1% -92.1% Acura Division Total 10,864 12,773 -14.9% -14.9% 20,066 23,023 -12.8% -12.8% ILX 739 1,500 -50.7% -50.7% 1,432 2,733 -47.6% -47.6% NSX 46 0 0.0% 0.0% 96 0 0.0% 0.0% RLX / RL 103 103 0.0% 0.0% 183 201 -9.0% -9.0% TLX 2,406 3,080 -21.9% -21.9% 4,309 5,319 -19.0% -19.0% MDX 3,541 4,292 -17.5% -17.5% 6,815 7,868 -13.4% -13.4% RDX 4,029 3,798 6.1% 6.1% 7,231 6,902 4.8% 4.8% *** Memo: RLX Hybrid 27 12 125.0% 125.0% 38 30 26.7% 26.7% Selling Days 24 24 48 48 **** Hybrid 2,066 351 488.6% 488.6% 3,944 812 385.7% 385.7% * Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts ** Daily Selling Rate *** Memo line items are included in the respective model total **** Hybrid includes FHEV, PHEV, CR-Z, Civic Hybrid, Insight, ILX Hybrid, RLX Hybrid, RLX Sport Hybrid, MDX Sport Hybrid and NSX
  12. American Honda Continues Record Sales Pace in January American Honda sets new January records for total vehicle and total truck sales Honda Division also sets new January benchmark for total vehicle sales Honda trucks jump 30.2 percent for best-ever January Honda CR-V smashes previous January record as it gains 52 percent for month Acura trucks remain strong with RDX topping last year TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported total January sales of 106,380 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 5.9 percent over January 2016 and a new record for the month. Total Honda Division sales as well as Honda truck sales also set new January records, with total Division sales rising 7.7 percent on sales of 97,178 and trucks up 30.2 percent on sales of 51,337 units. Acura Division sales totaled 9,202 vehicles in January, a decrease of 10.2 percent. Honda After posting a 3rd consecutive sales record in 2016, the Honda Division started 2017 with yet more monthly records, gaining 7.7 percent as cars and trucks continued to sell strongly. CR-V and HR-V led the way in January, pushing Honda trucks to another new record for the month. Honda Division sets new January mark, rising 7.7 percent on sales of 97,178 units. Honda trucks also set a new January record, jumping 30.2 percent on sales of 51,337. CR-V smashed its previous January best, gaining 52.5 percent on sales of 29,287 vehicles. HR-V sales also gained sharply, rising to 5,689 in January for a gain of 36.2 percent versus last year. Accord and Fit sales remained strong in January. "Our conservative approach to growth was criticized when the industry was growing faster but it is clearly paying dividends now as industry sales are flattening," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "A steady cadence of products and disciplined sales tactics is the right approach for customers and dealers." Acura Acura brand sales remained fairly steady in January, with Acura light trucks demonstrating continued strength as RDX gained ground and MDX maintained a solid pace, even before dual sourcing of Acura's three-row luxury SUV begins this spring in Ohio, promising increased supply. RDX sales were up 3.2 percent for the month, with 3,202 vehicles sold in January. NSX notched sales of 50 units for the month. "In a month marked by major storms across the country, Acura maintained a steady pace with trucks leading the way," said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division. "And a strong showing of the Acura NSX GT3 in its debut at Daytona last weekend just adds to the momentum building around the Acura brand." American Honda Vehicle Sales for January 2017 Month-to-Date Year-to-Date January 2017 January 2016 DSR** % Change MoM % Change January 2017 January 2016 DSR** % Change YoY % Change American Honda Total 106,380 100,497 5.9% 5.9% 106,380 100,497 5.9% 5.9% Total Car Sales 48,567 54,382 -10.7% -10.7% 48,567 54,382 -10.7% -10.7% Total Truck Sales 57,813 46,115 25.4% 25.4% 57,813 46,115 25.4% 25.4% Honda Total Car Sales 45,841 50,812 -9.8% -9.8% 45,841 50,812 -9.8% -9.8% Honda Total Truck Sales 51,337 39,435 30.2% 30.2% 51,337 39,435 30.2% 30.2% Acura Total Car Sales 2,726 3,570 -23.6% -23.6% 2,726 3,570 -23.6% -23.6% Acura Total Truck Sales 6,476 6,680 -3.1% -3.1% 6,476 6,680 -3.1% -3.1% Total Domestic Car Sales 39,355 51,450 -23.5% -23.5% 39,355 51,450 -23.5% -23.5% Honda Division 36,709 47,978 -23.5% -23.5% 36,709 47,978 -23.5% -23.5% Acura Division 2,646 3,472 -23.8% -23.8% 2,646 3,472 -23.8% -23.8% Total Domestic Truck Sales 57,813 46,115 25.4% 25.4% 57,813 46,115 25.4% 25.4% Honda Division 51,337 39,435 30.2% 30.2% 51,337 39,435 30.2% 30.2% Acura Division 6,476 6,680 -3.1% -3.1% 6,476 6,680 -3.1% -3.1% Total Import Car Sales 9,212 2,932 214.2% 214.2% 9,212 2,932 214.2% 214.2% Honda Division 9,132 2,834 222.2% 222.2% 9,132 2,834 222.2% 222.2% Acura Division 80 98 -18.4% -18.4% 80 98 -18.4% -18.4% Total Import Truck Sales 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% Honda Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% Acura Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% MODEL BREAKOUT BY DIVISION Honda Division Total 97,178 90,247 7.7% 7.7% 97,178 90,247 7.7% 7.7% * ACCORD 19,536 20,765 -5.9% -5.9% 19,536 20,765 -5.9% -5.9% * CIVIC 23,095 26,741 -13.6% -13.6% 23,095 26,741 -13.6% -13.6% CLARITY FCV 42 0 0.0% 0.0% 42 0 0.0% 0.0% CR-Z 89 192 -53.6% -53.6% 89 192 -53.6% -53.6% * FIT 3,078 3,095 -0.5% -0.5% 3,078 3,095 -0.5% -0.5% INSIGHT 1 19 -94.7% -94.7% 1 19 -94.7% -94.7% CROSSTOUR 0 266 -100.0% -100.0% 0 266 -100.0% -100.0% * CR-V 29,287 19,208 52.5% 52.5% 29,287 19,208 52.5% 52.5% HR-V 5,689 4,177 36.2% 36.2% 5,689 4,177 36.2% 36.2% ODYSSEY 6,500 7,221 -10.0% -10.0% 6,500 7,221 -10.0% -10.0% PILOT 7,180 8,561 -16.1% -16.1% 7,180 8,561 -16.1% -16.1% RIDGELINE 2,681 2 133,950.0% 133,950.0% 2,681 2 133,950.0% 133,950.0% *** Memo: Accord FHEV 1,711 71 2,309.9% 2,309.9% 1,711 71 2,309.9% 2,309.9% Memo: Civic Hybrid 16 161 -90.1% -90.1% 16 161 -90.1% -90.1% Acura Division Total 9,202 10,250 -10.2% -10.2% 9,202 10,250 -10.2% -10.2% ILX 693 1,233 -43.8% -43.8% 693 1,233 -43.8% -43.8% NSX 50 0 0.0% 0.0% 50 0 0.0% 0.0% RLX / RL 80 98 -18.4% -18.4% 80 98 -18.4% -18.4% TLX 1,903 2,239 -15.0% -15.0% 1,903 2,239 -15.0% -15.0% MDX 3,274 3,576 -8.4% -8.4% 3,274 3,576 -8.4% -8.4% RDX 3,202 3,104 3.2% 3.2% 3,202 3,104 3.2% 3.2% *** Memo: RLX Hybrid 11 18 -38.9% -38.9% 11 18 -38.9% -38.9% Selling Days 24 24 24 24 **** Hybrid 1,878 461 307.4% 307.4% 1,878 461 307.4% 307.4% * Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts ** Daily Selling Rate *** Memo line items are included in the respective model total **** Hybrid includes FHEV, PHEV, CR-Z, Civic Hybrid, Insight, ILX Hybrid, RLX Hybrid, RLX Sport Hybrid, MDX Sport Hybrid and NSX
  13. Car Sales Quicken and Trucks Continue Momentum as American Honda Sets New Sales Records in November Dec 1, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. Powered by both cars and trucks, American Honda and the Honda Division set new November sales records American Honda and Honda Division trucks also set new November sales marks Compacts lead, with Fit gaining 43 percent and HR-V soaring 132 percent above year ago levels MDX sets November pace for Acura while RDX gets new November record Acura NSX reaches another milestone American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported total November sales of 122,924 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 6.5 percent versus November of last year to set a new November record. American Honda trucks gained 9.9 percent for a new November record on sales of 62,737 units. Honda Division overall vehicle sales also set a new November mark of 111,308 units, rising 7.9 percent. Acura Division sales held fairly steady in November, totaling 11,616 units for a decrease of 5.1 percent. Honda Continuing to buck the industry trend, Honda car sales helped push the brand to a new November record. Fit and Accord led the way for Honda cars, with strong support from Civic. Honda truck sales maintained strong momentum with a new November record as HR-V jumped in triple digits and both CR-V and the new Ridgeline had strong sales performances. Honda Division sales rose 7.9 percent on sales of 111,308 for a new November record. Honda cars gained 5.6 percent on sales of 56,943 units, while trucks increased 10.3 percent on sales of 54,365 units for a new November record. Accord, recently named one of Car & Driver magazine's 10 Best cars for a record 31st time, enjoyed a robust gain of 6.3 percent on sales of 27,182 units. HR-V sales totaled 8,141 in November, a remarkable 132 percent increase. Civic sales topped 25,000 for the month, gaining 1 percent and keeping Civic on track to set an all-time annual sales mark in December. "Considering the continued consumer appetite for trucks and SUVs, we're excited to see Honda cars resonate so well with our customers," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "This is especially gratifying considering the strength of our light truck lineup, as we continue to hit on all cylinders with individual retail buyers." Acura Acura light trucks continued to show sales muscle, with MDX leading the month of November for the brand and RDX recording best-ever November sales. On the car side, RLX showed an uptick while NSX reached a new milestone. Acura trucks continued on pace to top 2015, gaining 7.6 percent with sales of 8,372 units in November. Sales of the redesigned MDX rose 13 percent on sales of 4,622 for the month. RDX had its best November sales to date, rising 1.6 percent on sales of 3,750 vehicles. RLX sales moved up slightly in November, gaining 16.7 percent on sales of 140 units. Reaching another milestone, the custom-crafted NSX supercar has topped 200 customer deliveries since sales commenced in May. "Strong sales of the new Acura MDX demonstrate that our design direction and focus on performance is the right path for the Acura brand," said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division. "With the NSX and the MDX leading the way, we will take our entire lineup toward Acura's Precision Crafted Performance DNA."
  14. Car and Truck Balance Continues to Power American Honda Sales in October Nov 1, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. American Honda trucks set new October sales record with both Honda and Acura trucks setting new October benchmarks Honda CR-V has best-ever October sales Honda Civic remains on pace for best annual sales in model history Powering Acura's October truck record, RDX also set a new October mark and MDX jumped 14.7 percent American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported October sales of 126,161 Honda and Acura vehicles, a decrease of just 4.2 percent versus October 2015 reflecting two less selling days than a year ago. American Honda trucks set a new October record, gaining 2.1 percent while overall sales at the Honda Division dipped slightly, by 2 percent. Both Honda and Acura trucks enjoyed a brisk October pace, setting new records for the month with gains of 1.1 and 8.4 percent respectively. Honda Honda light trucks enjoyed the largest gains for the month, setting a new October record with CR-V also reaching a record high and HR-V posting a substantial gain. The new Ridgeline also continued to gather strength as inventory continues to grow. Civic remained on pace to post a new annual record while Fit sales jumped in triple digits, and Accord had a strong month with over 25,000 sales in the challenging mid-size segment. Honda trucks gained 1.1 percent on sales of 56,573 for a new October record. CR-V also set a new October record with an increase of 4.4 percent on sales of 30,306 units. HR-V sales climbed 46.5 percent on sales of 6,596 units. The best-selling Civic sales crested 26,000 in October to stay on pace for a record year, buoyed by the new Civic Hatchback. Fit sales leaped 240.5 percent on sales of 4,641 vehicles, while Accord posted another competitive month with sales of more than 25,000 units. "The strength of the CR-V in its final days is building great momentum for the upcoming debut of the all-new 2017 model," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "But unique to the industry, the Honda story continues to be one of balanced strength between passenger cars and light trucks." Acura Acura light trucks set a new October sales record, led by the redesigned MDX with a double digit gain, even with two fewer selling days in the month. RDX returned to its record ways, surpassing its previous best October (2015) for another new record. The new NSX supercar posted its best month to date as the Performance Manufacturing Center, the exclusive global home for the only supercar made in America, continues to work to meet demand for this customized model. Acura trucks climbed 8.4 percent with sales of 8,996 to set a new October record. The new MDX posted a gain of 14.7 percent on sales of 5,052 in October. RDX had it best October in history, rising 1.4 percent on sales of 3,944 vehicles. "With sales of the redesigned MDX continuing to gather strength and the all-new NSX earning the Road & Track 2017 Performance Car of the Year award, we are excited about the continued momentum of the Acura brand," said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division. "We will continue to point Acura in a strong performance direction."
  15. Records Fall Again as American Honda Reports September Sales Oct 3, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. Honda and Acura brand trucks have best-ever September sales Honda Division posts new overall September sales mark Honda CR-V breezes past previous September best with new record for the month Honda passenger car sales remain strong as Civic lineup continues to grow Acura's refreshed 2017 MDX enjoys robust 14.3 percent increase while RDX gets a new September record American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported robust September sales of 133,655 Honda and Acura vehicles, a 0.1 percent decrease from September 2015. American Honda trucks set a new September record, gaining 8.5 percent on sales of 69,069 units. The Honda Division also set a new September mark, gaining 1.5 percent on total sales of 120,842 units, with Honda trucks additionally setting a new September record, rising 8.6 percent on sales of 60,220 vehicles. Acura trucks shared the record bounty as well, with an increase of 8.4 percent on sales of 8,849 units for a new September milestone. Honda Honda cars continued to dominate the retail market in September while Honda trucks set new sales records. The red-hot CR-V reached new heights and the new Ridgeline added still more strength for the Honda brand. Honda Division sales reach new September milestone, gaining 1.5 percent on total sales of 120,842 cars and trucks. Honda trucks set a new September record with an 8.6 percent gain on sales of 60,220 units. CR-V set a new September mark—rising 6.5 percent on sales of 31,884 vehicles. Civic held steady with 28,184 units sold, while Fit was way up over the same month a year ago, leaping 296 percent on sales of 5,068 cars. Accord remained strong, boasting sales of 27,204 units for the month despite a challenging mid-size sedan market. HR-V had a particularly strong September, jumping 48.7 percent on sales of 6,853 units. "The return of a new Civic Hatchback to the Honda brand adds a fresh dimension to an already robust car lineup for 2017," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "The expanding 10th generation Civic roster brings new energy to the car side of our business even as our trucks continue with steady gains." Acura Truck sales led the way for the Acura brand with a new September record, and sales of the RDX reached a best-ever September as well. The refreshed MDX also performed strongly, with sales gaining 14.3 percent for the month as its new design continues to gain favor with buyers. TLX continues to strengthen its position and share in the challenging mid-size luxury sedan segment. RDX notched its best September ever, gaining 1.8 percent on sales of 3,919. With the MDX gaining significant market strength, Acura trucks sales increased 8.4 percent overall in September, with 8,849 units sold and a new record for the month. "The success of the refreshed MDX, the first model to showcase the new Acura styling direction, is further validation of Acura's Precision Crafted Performance brand direction," said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division. "Step-by-step we are amping up performance as a signature for the brand and a clear point of difference over the competition." American Honda Vehicle Sales for September 2016 Month-to-Date Year-to-Date September 2016 September 2015 DSR** % Change MoM % Change September 2016 September 2015 DSR** % Change YoY % Change American Honda Total 133,655 133,750 -0.1% -0.1% 1,228,380 1,188,566 3.3% 3.3% Total Car Sales 64,586 70,115 -7.9% -7.9% 629,011 612,325 2.7% 2.7% Total Truck Sales 69,069 63,635 8.5% 8.5% 599,369 576,241 4.0% 4.0% Honda Total Car Sales 60,622 63,572 -4.6% -4.6% 587,584 562,267 4.5% 4.5% Honda Total Truck Sales 60,220 55,474 8.6% 8.6% 521,069 494,280 5.4% 5.4% Acura Total Car Sales 3,964 6,543 -39.4% -39.4% 41,427 50,058 -17.2% -17.2% Acura Total Truck Sales 8,849 8,161 8.4% 8.4% 78,300 81,961 -4.5% -4.5% Total Domestic Car Sales 58,310 69,566 -16.2% -16.2% 583,049 606,843 -3.9% -3.9% Honda Division 54,448 63,198 -13.8% -13.8% 542,679 558,591 -2.8% -2.8% Acura Division 3,862 6,368 -39.4% -39.4% 40,370 48,252 -16.3% -16.3% Total Domestic Truck Sales 69,069 63,635 8.5% 8.5% 599,369 576,236 4.0% 4.0% Honda Division 60,220 55,474 8.6% 8.6% 521,069 494,275 5.4% 5.4% Acura Division 8,849 8,161 8.4% 8.4% 78,300 81,961 -4.5% -4.5% Total Import Car Sales 6,276 549 1,043.2% 1,043.2% 45,962 5,482 738.4% 738.4% Honda Division 6,174 374 1,550.8% 1,550.8% 44,905 3,676 1,121.6% 1,121.6% Acura Division 102 175 -41.7% -41.7% 1,057 1,806 -41.5% -41.5% Total Import Truck Sales 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 5 -100.0% -100.0% Honda Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 5 -100.0% -100.0% Acura Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% MODEL BREAKOUT BY DIVISION Honda Division Total 120,842 119,046 1.5% 1.5% 1,108,653 1,056,547 4.9% 4.9% * ACCORD 27,204 33,641 -19.1% -19.1% 258,619 264,814 -2.3% -2.3% * CIVIC 28,184 28,278 -0.3% -0.3% 283,783 249,749 13.6% 13.6% CR-Z 165 310 -46.8% -46.8% 1,864 2,205 -15.5% -15.5% * FIT 5,068 1,279 296.2% 296.2% 43,255 44,146 -2.0% -2.0% INSIGHT 1 64 -98.4% -98.4% 63 1,353 -95.3% -95.3% CROSSTOUR 5 777 -99.4% -99.4% 725 7,227 -90.0% -90.0% * CR-V 31,884 29,925 6.5% 6.5% 263,493 259,499 1.5% 1.5% HR-V 6,853 4,608 48.7% 48.7% 58,270 29,225 99.4% 99.4% ODYSSEY 8,954 9,924 -9.8% -9.8% 94,835 98,834 -4.0% -4.0% PILOT 9,206 10,238 -10.1% -10.1% 90,999 98,980 -8.1% -8.1% RIDGELINE 3,318 2 165,800.0% 165,800.0% 12,747 515 2,375.1% 2,375.1% *** Memo: Accord FHEV 1,160 854 35.8% 35.8% 2,880 10,111 -71.5% -71.5% Memo: Accord PHEV 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 62 -100.0% -100.0% Memo: Civic Hybrid 38 613 -93.8% -93.8% 855 3,930 -78.2% -78.2% Acura Division Total 12,813 14,704 -12.9% -12.9% 119,727 132,019 -9.3% -9.3% ILX 916 1,614 -43.2% -43.2% 11,747 13,358 -12.1% -12.1% NSX 38 0 0.0% 0.0% 83 0 0.0% 0.0% RLX / RL 102 174 -41.4% -41.4% 1,053 1,774 -40.6% -40.6% TL 0 1 -100.0% -100.0% 0 86 -100.0% -100.0% TLX 2,908 4,753 -38.8% -38.8% 28,540 34,808 -18.0% -18.0% TSX 0 1 -100.0% -100.0% 4 32 -87.5% -87.5% MDX 4,930 4,313 14.3% 14.3% 39,578 43,457 -8.9% -8.9% RDX 3,919 3,848 1.8% 1.8% 38,722 38,502 0.6% 0.6% ZDX 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 2 -100.0% -100.0% *** Memo: ILX Hybrid 0 2 -100.0% -100.0% 1 22 -95.5% -95.5% Memo: RLX Hybrid 24 26 -7.7% -7.7% 158 207 -23.7% -23.7% Memo: TSX Wagon 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 2 -100.0% -100.0% Selling Days 25 25 229 229 **** Hybrid 1,426 1,869 -23.7% -23.7% 5,904 17,890 -67.0% -67.0% * Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts ** Daily Selling Rate *** Memo line items are included in the respective model total **** Hybrid includes FHEV, PHEV, CR-Z, Civic Hybrid, Insight, ILX Hybrid, RLX Hybrid, RLX Sport Hybrid, MDX Sport Hybrid and NSX
  16. Trucks and Compacts Star as American Honda Reports August Sales Sep 1, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. American Honda and Honda Division trucks have best August sales ever Honda CR-V sets 2nd consecutive all-time sales record Honda core models—Civic, Accord and CR-V—each top more than 30,000 sales Honda's smallest vehicles—Fit and HR-V—post largest gains for the brand Refreshed Acura MDX posts 8.1 percent gain to push Acura trucks up 2.5 percent in August American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported strong August sales of 149,571 Honda and Acura vehicles, a 3.8 percent decrease over August 2015 due in part to the lack of the Labor Day sales weekend. American Honda trucks set a new August record, rising 4.3 percent on sales of 76,140. Honda Division sales totaled 135,325 units, with Honda trucks also setting an August record, gaining 4.5 percent on sales of 66,802. Acura Division sales were down 7 percent on sales of 14,246 units, also feeling the effects of the lost weekend. However, Acura trucks were up 2.5 percent on sales of 9,338 as new models continued to fill the pipeline. Honda Honda Division's August sales almost matched the same period last year without one of the biggest holiday sales weekends of the year. Despite the handicap, CR-V continued its record-setting ways for the second straight month while all three of the brand's best-selling models (Accord, Civic and CR-V) topped 30,000 units apiece and Honda's compact HR-V and Fit posted major gains. Honda trucks posted a new August record supported by brisk sales of CR-V, HR-V and Ridgeline, while Civic and Fit drove car sales for the brand. Honda trucks set a new August record, rising 4.5 percent with sales of 66,802 units CR-V climbed 5 percent on sales of 36,517 for a 2nd consecutive all-time record HR-V sales jumped 66 percent on sales of 7,580 vehicles Civic and Fit were up 2.4 percent (32,807 sales) and 85.1 percent (5,370 sales) "Our continued success with strong sales of both passenger cars and light trucks demonstrates once again that the key to great sales is great product," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "As we continue with our rapid cadence of new models, our focus will remain on selling vehicles one at a time to individual customers." Acura With inventories building for the new 2017 MDX, sales continue to rise as more customers experience the bold new exterior styling and expanded complement of premium features and technologies. Adding a solid result from RDX, Acura truck sales were up 2.5 percent in August, with sedan sales held back in part due to the lost holiday weekend compared to August 2015. MDX sales increased 8.1 percent in August on sales of 5,131 units Acura trucks were up 2.5 percent overall for the month, with 9,338 vehicles sold The new NSX posted 22 sales in August as production continues to ramp up in Acura's new NSX global production facility "It's great to see Acura's Precision Crafted Performance DNA resonate with customers, as the new MDX gives luxury buyers their first taste of our new performance design direction," said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division. "Together with the launch of the amazing new NSX, a resurgent Acura Motorsports program and growing intentions from younger buyers, we continue to build strong momentum for the Acura brand." American Honda Vehicle Sales for August 2016 Month-to-Date Year-to-Date August 2016 August 2015 DSR** % Change MoM % Change August 2016 August 2015 DSR** % Change YoY % Change American Honda Total 149,571 155,491 -3.8% -3.8% 1,094,725 1,054,816 3.8% 3.8% Total Car Sales 73,431 82,483 -11.0% -11.0% 564,425 542,210 4.1% 4.1% Total Truck Sales 76,140 73,008 4.3% 4.3% 530,300 512,606 3.5% 3.5% Honda Total Car Sales 68,523 76,281 -10.2% -10.2% 526,962 498,695 5.7% 5.7% Honda Total Truck Sales 66,802 63,897 4.5% 4.5% 460,849 438,806 5.0% 5.0% Acura Total Car Sales 4,908 6,202 -20.9% -20.9% 37,463 43,515 -13.9% -13.9% Acura Total Truck Sales 9,338 9,111 2.5% 2.5% 69,451 73,800 -5.9% -5.9% Total Domestic Car Sales 67,054 81,873 -18.1% -18.1% 524,739 537,277 -2.3% -2.3% Honda Division 62,265 75,859 -17.9% -17.9% 488,231 495,393 -1.4% -1.4% Acura Division 4,789 6,014 -20.4% -20.4% 36,508 41,884 -12.8% -12.8% Total Domestic Truck Sales 76,140 73,008 4.3% 4.3% 530,300 512,601 3.5% 3.5% Honda Division 66,802 63,897 4.5% 4.5% 460,849 438,801 5.0% 5.0% Acura Division 9,338 9,111 2.5% 2.5% 69,451 73,800 -5.9% -5.9% Total Import Car Sales 6,377 610 945.4% 945.4% 39,686 4,933 704.5% 704.5% Honda Division 6,258 422 1,382.9% 1,382.9% 38,731 3,302 1,073.0% 1,073.0% Acura Division 119 188 -36.7% -36.7% 955 1,631 -41.4% -41.4% Total Import Truck Sales 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 5 -100.0% -100.0% Honda Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 5 -100.0% -100.0% Acura Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% MODEL BREAKOUT BY DIVISION Honda Division Total 135,325 140,178 -3.5% -3.5% 987,811 937,501 5.4% 5.4% * ACCORD 30,115 40,931 -26.4% -26.4% 231,415 231,173 0.1% 0.1% * CIVIC 32,807 32,031 2.4% 2.4% 255,599 221,471 15.4% 15.4% CR-Z 222 333 -33.3% -33.3% 1,699 1,895 -10.3% -10.3% * FIT 5,370 2,901 85.1% 85.1% 38,187 42,867 -10.9% -10.9% INSIGHT 9 85 -89.4% -89.4% 62 1,289 -95.2% -95.2% CROSSTOUR 7 930 -99.2% -99.2% 720 6,450 -88.8% -88.8% * CR-V 36,517 34,771 5.0% 5.0% 231,609 229,574 0.9% 0.9% HR-V 7,580 4,567 66.0% 66.0% 51,417 24,617 108.9% 108.9% ODYSSEY 9,992 13,423 -25.6% -25.6% 85,881 88,910 -3.4% -3.4% PILOT 9,269 10,202 -9.1% -9.1% 81,793 88,742 -7.8% -7.8% RIDGELINE 3,437 4 85,825.0% 85,825.0% 9,429 513 1,738.0% 1,738.0% *** Memo: Accord FHEV 890 1,369 -35.0% -35.0% 1,720 9,257 -81.4% -81.4% Memo: Accord PHEV 0 2 -100.0% -100.0% 0 62 -100.0% -100.0% Memo: Civic Hybrid 50 590 -91.5% -91.5% 817 3,317 -75.4% -75.4% Acura Division Total 14,246 15,313 -7.0% -7.0% 106,914 117,315 -8.9% -8.9% ILX 1,172 1,660 -29.4% -29.4% 10,831 11,744 -7.8% -7.8% NSX 22 0 0.0% 0.0% 45 0 0.0% 0.0% RLX / RL 118 187 -36.9% -36.9% 951 1,600 -40.6% -40.6% TL 0 1 -100.0% -100.0% 0 85 -100.0% -100.0% TLX 3,595 4,353 -17.4% -17.4% 25,632 30,055 -14.7% -14.7% TSX 1 1 0.0% 0.0% 4 31 -87.1% -87.1% MDX 5,131 4,747 8.1% 8.1% 34,648 39,144 -11.5% -11.5% RDX 4,207 4,364 -3.6% -3.6% 34,803 34,654 0.4% 0.4% ZDX 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 2 -100.0% -100.0% *** Memo: ILX Hybrid 0 1 -100.0% -100.0% 1 20 -95.0% -95.0% Memo: RLX Hybrid 19 34 -44.1% -44.1% 134 181 -26.0% -26.0% Memo: TSX Wagon 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 2 -100.0% -100.0% Selling Days 26 26 204 204 **** Hybrid 1,212 2,414 -49.8% -49.8% 4,478 16,021 -72.0% -72.0% * Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts ** Daily Selling Rate *** Memo line items are included in the respective model total **** Hybrid includes FHEV, PHEV, CR-Z, Civic Hybrid, Insight, ILX Hybrid, RLX Hybrid, RLX Sport Hybrid and NSX
  17. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an urgent warning to owners of certain 2001 to 2003 Honda and Acura model to stop driving them due to these models being equipped with Takata airbags. Lab tests done by NHTSA revealed that the airbag inflator in these vehicles have a 50 percent chance of the bag rupturing, causing metal shards to enter the interior and possibly injuring or even killing a person. "With as high as a 50 percent chance of a dangerous air bag inflator rupture in a crash, these vehicles are unsafe and need to be repaired immediately. Folks should not drive these vehicles unless they are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately, free of charge," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The vehicles involved include, 2001-2002 Honda Accord 2001-2002 Honda Civic 2002 Honda CR-V 2002 Honda Odyssey 2003 Honda Pilot 2002-2003 Acura 3.2 TL 2003 Acura 3.2CL According to NHTSA, there 313,000 vehicles that need to have their airbags replaced. One of the main causes for the rupturing is moisture getting inside the inflator. Vehicles in high humid areas such as Florida are susceptible to this. In a statement, Honda agreed with NHTSA's findings and urged owners to get their vehicles to a dealer as soon as possible. Source: Reuters, NHTSA Press Release is on Page 2 NHTSA: New test data on particular subset of Takata air bag inflators shows substantially higher risk NHTSA calls on news media and public to assist in finding unrepaired high-risk vehicles WASHINGTON – New test data on a particular subset of defective Takata air bag inflators in certain model-year 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles show a far higher risk of ruptures during air bag deployment, prompting an urgent call from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ensure that unrepaired vehicles in this population are found and fixed before they cause further injuries or fatalities. “With as high as a 50 percent chance of a dangerous air bag inflator rupture in a crash, these vehicles are unsafe and need to be repaired immediately,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Folks should not drive these vehicles unless they are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately, free of charge.” The higher-risk inflators are in certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles: 2001-2002 Honda Civic 2001-2002 Honda Accord 2002-2003 Acura TL 2002 Honda CR-V 2002 Honda Odyssey 2003 Acura CL 2003 Honda Pilot The air bag inflators in these particular vehicles contain a manufacturing defect which greatly increases the potential for dangerous rupture when a crash causes the air bag to deploy. Ruptures are far more likely in inflators in vehicles that have spent significant periods of time in areas of high absolute humidity—particularly Florida, Texas, other parts of the Gulf Coast, and Southern California. Testing of the inflators from these vehicles show rupture rates as high as 50 percent in a laboratory setting. The vehicles in question were recalled between 2008 and 2011. Honda has reported that more than 70 percent of this higher-risk population of vehicles has already been repaired, but approximately 313,000 vehicles with this very dangerous defect remain unrepaired. The risk posed by the airbag inflators in these vehicles is grave, and it is critical they be repaired now to avoid more deaths and serious injuries. NHTSA and Honda are asking for the news media and public’s assistance to find the remaining unrepaired vehicles. Drivers of these vehicles should immediately visit SaferCar.gov to check whether their vehicle has any outstanding safety recalls. Those that do should contact their nearest dealer to schedule a no-cost immediate repair. Replacement parts for these vehicles are available immediately. “The air bag inflators in this particular group of vehicles pose a grave danger to drivers and passengers that must be fixed right away,” said NHTSA Administrator Dr. Mark Rosekind. "Drivers should visit SaferCar.gov or contact their local dealer to check whether their vehicle is affected. If it is, they should have the vehicle repaired immediately for free at an authorized dealer. We commend Honda for taking additional actions to get these vehicles repaired.” Though the vehicles are already under recall, NHTSA ordered Takata to perform additional ballistic testing following recent reports of ruptures. Eight of the 10 confirmed U.S. fatalities due to Takata ruptures — including the most recent in Fort Bend County, Texas — were in this population of vehicles. Honda has committed to immediately taking additional actions to enhance their efforts to find and fix recalled vehicles. Honda will provide additional information about their efforts. NHTSA has also directed Honda to report weekly on the progress of vehicle repairs. NHTSA is also expanding its own direct consumer outreach, including a paid media campaign and a series of outreach events in high-risk areas this summer. NHTSA has also engaged the vehicle insurance industry to help locate the unremedied vehicles.
  18. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an urgent warning to owners of certain 2001 to 2003 Honda and Acura model to stop driving them due to these models being equipped with Takata airbags. Lab tests done by NHTSA revealed that the airbag inflator in these vehicles have a 50 percent chance of the bag rupturing, causing metal shards to enter the interior and possibly injuring or even killing a person. "With as high as a 50 percent chance of a dangerous air bag inflator rupture in a crash, these vehicles are unsafe and need to be repaired immediately. Folks should not drive these vehicles unless they are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately, free of charge," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The vehicles involved include, 2001-2002 Honda Accord 2001-2002 Honda Civic 2002 Honda CR-V 2002 Honda Odyssey 2003 Honda Pilot 2002-2003 Acura 3.2 TL 2003 Acura 3.2CL According to NHTSA, there 313,000 vehicles that need to have their airbags replaced. One of the main causes for the rupturing is moisture getting inside the inflator. Vehicles in high humid areas such as Florida are susceptible to this. In a statement, Honda agreed with NHTSA's findings and urged owners to get their vehicles to a dealer as soon as possible. Source: Reuters, NHTSA Press Release is on Page 2 Page 1 of 2 1 2 → Last » Click here to view the article
  19. Honda Sets New Car and Truck Sales Records as American Honda Reports July Sales American Honda sets new all-time record for total truck sales and a July record for total vehicle sales Honda Division truck sales reach an all-time monthly high with 68,518 sold, an increase of 12.2 percent Honda CR-V shatters all-time monthly record on sales of 36,017, a 13.3 percent increase Honda Civic sets new July record; joined by the Accord with sales of over 31,000 units New 2017 MDX and NSX deliveries boost Acura in July TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported July sales of 152,799 Honda and Acura vehicles, a 4.4 percent gain over last July and a new July record. Total American Honda truck sales set a new all-time monthly record of 77,740 sales to jump 10.1 percent. The Honda Division set a new July total vehicle sales record, rising 5.9 percent on sales of 139,125, while Honda trucks set an all-time monthly record with a 12.2 percent increase on sales of 68,518 vehicles. Honda car sales were up 0.4 percent for the month, netting 70,607 sales. The Acura Division, though gaining momentum with the launch of key new models, posted July sales of 13,674, a decrease of 8.3 percent versus last year. Honda With strong retail customer demand driving Honda's record U.S. production in the first half of 2016, Honda sales posted another record in July with continued strong demand for both cars and trucks. CR-V shattered its all-time sales record while the new Ridgeline pickup had a strong first full month of sales even as production continues to ramp up. Pilot and HR-V also were up as Honda trucks set a new all-time sales mark for the month. The new Civic continued its remarkable run with another record month in July. CR-V sales rose to an all-time monthly record of 36,017 sales in July, an increase of 13.3 percent over last year The Honda Civic broke a July sales record set in 2013, rising 5.8 percent on sales of 32,952 units Accord sales again topped 30,000 units, keeping sales of Honda's three core models on track to top 1,000,000 units for the fourth consecutive year Increases for both Fit and HR-V topped 25 percent in July while Pilot gained 8 percent "The strong cadence of new Honda products we continue to bring to market has created extraordinary retail demand that is unprecedented in our history," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "With the Civic Hatchback on the way along with our step-by-step effort to fortify our truck business, we will continue to grow our sales through individual car buyers." Acura The Acura brand's renewed commitment to Precision Crafted Performance continues to take shape in dealer showrooms with the first deliveries of the all-new Acura NSX and the refreshed 2017 Acura MDX – the first model to reflect the new design direction that debuted with the Acura Precision Concept. On the market just five weeks, the newly-refreshed 2017 MDX posted strong sales of 4,902 units in July despite inventory issues related to the ramp-up of production. The NSX has brought high energy and excitement to Acura showrooms as the world's first customers of NSX begin to take delivery of the only supercar made in America. "The first deliveries of the all-new Acura NSX are electrifying Acura showrooms and generating tremendous excitement for all Acura customers," said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. "Showcasing the Acura brand's new design direction, the 2017 MDX is the next step in our commitment to deliver on Precision Crafted Performance." American Honda Vehicle Sales for July 2016 Month-to-Date Year-to-Date July 2016 July 2015 DSR** % Change MoM % Change July 2016 July 2015 DSR** % Change YoY % Change American Honda Total 152,799 146,324 4.4% 4.4% 945,154 899,325 5.1% 5.1% Total Car Sales 75,059 75,711 -0.9% -0.9% 490,994 459,727 6.8% 6.8% Total Truck Sales 77,740 70,613 10.1% 10.1% 454,160 439,598 3.3% 3.3% Honda Total Car Sales 70,607 70,350 0.4% 0.4% 458,439 422,414 8.5% 8.5% Honda Total Truck Sales 68,518 61,059 12.2% 12.2% 394,047 374,909 5.1% 5.1% Acura Total Car Sales 4,452 5,361 -17.0% -17.0% 32,555 37,313 -12.8% -12.8% Acura Total Truck Sales 9,222 9,554 -3.5% -3.5% 60,113 64,689 -7.1% -7.1% Total Domestic Car Sales 69,017 75,110 -8.1% -8.1% 457,685 455,404 0.5% 0.5% Honda Division 64,671 69,964 -7.6% -7.6% 425,966 419,534 1.5% 1.5% Acura Division 4,346 5,146 -15.5% -15.5% 31,719 35,870 -11.6% -11.6% Total Domestic Truck Sales 77,740 70,613 10.1% 10.1% 454,160 439,593 3.3% 3.3% Honda Division 68,518 61,059 12.2% 12.2% 394,047 374,904 5.1% 5.1% Acura Division 9,222 9,554 -3.5% -3.5% 60,113 64,689 -7.1% -7.1% Total Import Car Sales 6,042 601 905.3% 905.3% 33,309 4,323 670.5% 670.5% Honda Division 5,936 386 1,437.8% 1,437.8% 32,473 2,880 1,027.5% 1,027.5% Acura Division 106 215 -50.7% -50.7% 836 1,443 -42.1% -42.1% Total Import Truck Sales 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 5 -100.0% -100.0% Honda Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 5 -100.0% -100.0% Acura Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% MODEL BREAKOUT BY DIVISION Honda Division Total 139,125 131,409 5.9% 5.9% 852,486 797,323 6.9% 6.9% * ACCORD 31,946 34,496 -7.4% -7.4% 201,300 190,242 5.8% 5.8% * CIVIC 32,952 31,139 5.8% 5.8% 222,792 189,440 17.6% 17.6% CR-Z 272 270 0.7% 0.7% 1,477 1,562 -5.4% -5.4% * FIT 5,432 4,332 25.4% 25.4% 32,817 39,966 -17.9% -17.9% INSIGHT 5 113 -95.6% -95.6% 53 1,204 -95.6% -95.6% CROSSTOUR 11 924 -98.8% -98.8% 713 5,520 -87.1% -87.1% * CR-V 36,017 31,785 13.3% 13.3% 195,092 194,803 0.1% 0.1% HR-V 7,394 5,909 25.1% 25.1% 43,837 20,050 118.6% 118.6% ODYSSEY 11,228 12,851 -12.6% -12.6% 75,889 75,487 0.5% 0.5% PILOT 10,350 9,584 8.0% 8.0% 72,524 78,540 -7.7% -7.7% RIDGELINE 3,518 6 58,533.3% 58,533.3% 5,992 509 1,077.2% 1,077.2% *** Memo: Accord FHEV 565 1,481 -61.9% -61.9% 830 7,888 -89.5% -89.5% Memo: Accord PHEV 0 1 -100.0% -100.0% 0 60 -100.0% -100.0% Memo: Civic Hybrid 60 463 -87.0% -87.0% 767 2,727 -71.9% -71.9% Acura Division Total 13,674 14,915 -8.3% -8.3% 92,668 102,002 -9.2% -9.2% ILX 1,201 1,613 -25.5% -25.5% 9,659 10,084 -4.2% -4.2% NSX 21 0 0.0% 0.0% 23 0 0.0% 0.0% RLX / RL 106 213 -50.2% -50.2% 833 1,413 -41.0% -41.0% TL 0 3 -100.0% -100.0% 0 84 -100.0% -100.0% TLX 3,124 3,530 -11.5% -11.5% 22,037 25,702 -14.3% -14.3% TSX 0 2 -100.0% -100.0% 3 30 -90.0% -90.0% MDX 4,902 4,977 -1.5% -1.5% 29,517 34,397 -14.2% -14.2% RDX 4,320 4,577 -5.6% -5.6% 30,596 30,290 1.0% 1.0% ZDX 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 2 -100.0% -100.0% *** Memo: ILX Hybrid 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 1 19 -94.7% -94.7% Memo: RLX Hybrid 11 28 -60.7% -60.7% 115 147 -21.8% -21.8% Memo: TSX Wagon 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 2 -100.0% -100.0% Selling Days 26 26 178 178 **** Hybrid 934 2,356 60.4% 60.4% 3,266 13,607 76.0% 76.0% * Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts ** Daily Selling Rate *** Memo line items are included in the respective model total **** Hybrid includes FHEV, PHEV, CR-Z, Civic Hybrid, Insight, ILX Hybrid, RLX Hybrid, RLX Sport Hybrid, and NSX
  20. American Honda Reports June Sales Increase, Setting New Records for Light Trucks Jul 1, 2016 AHM and Honda Division set new June sales records for light trucks as the all-new 2017 Ridgeline launches Honda CR-V leads with new June sales record Honda cars continue to show gains, with across-the-board increases in June Acura NSX deliveries begin and the redesigned 2017 Acura MDX hits the market American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported June sales of 138,715 Honda and Acura vehicles, a year-over-year increase of 3.2 percent and a new June record for light trucks which gained 2.2 percent on sales of 68,780. Honda division trucks also set a new June record, jumping 6.6 percent on sales of 61,469 vehicles while Honda cars enjoyed an even greater increase, rising 7.7 percent on sales of 65,894 units. Acura division sales totaled 11,352 in June, a decrease of 26.9 percent versus last year. Total American Honda six-month sales of Honda and Acura vehicles are up 5.2 percent versus year-ago results. Honda Continued robust demand for both cars and light trucks pushed the Honda brand to strong June results, including a new June record for trucks and substantial gains for Honda cars. On the truck side, sales of CR-V reached a new all-time June record, while Pilot and Odyssey each made notable gains for the month and the all-new 2017 Ridgeline got off to a strong start in its first weeks on the market. The hot-selling Civic nearly reached 32,000 sales while Accord topped 28,000 for the month, with added support from the just-launched 2017 Accord Hybrid. The all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup notched a robust 2,472 sales after just over one week on the market. CR-V, America's best-selling SUV over the past 20 years, set a new June sales record, rising 4.5 percent on sales of 29,615 units. The 10th-generation Civic lit up the compact car segment with another double-digit gain, posting sales of 31,810 for a gain of 10.7 percent in June. Accord posted a 4.8 percent increase for the month on sales of 28,806 as Honda celebrated the 40th birthday of the model, America's best-selling car over the past 40 years. The award-winning Accord lineup was joined this month by the all-new 2017 Accord Hybrid, boasting the highest EPA fuel economy ratings and most horsepower of any midsize hybrid sedan. "With the all new Ridgeline pickup and the redesigned Accord Hybrid back in the lineup, we're continuing to expand and strengthen our portfolio as we look toward a third straight year of record results," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. Acura After the recent sell-down of 2016 RDX and MDX and 2017 models starting to fill the pipeline, Acura posted a 26.9 percent decline in June on sales 11,352 vehicles. With a newly refreshed 2017 Acura MDX hitting the ground and a special summer sales campaign launching soon, Acura looks toward an improving summer sales picture. "With initial deliveries of the NSX under way and the redesigned 2017 MDX now hitting showrooms, we're looking ahead to a strong second half of the year," said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division.
  21. American Honda Reports May Sales Results Jun 1, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. With two fewer selling days this May versus a year ago, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported May sales of 147,108 units, a year-over-year decline of 4.8 percent. However, year-to-date American Honda sales of 653,640 units are up 5.7 percent versus year-ago results as the company remains on track for a second straight year of record-setting sales. Honda With balanced demand for Honda cars and light trucks, the Honda brand maintained its lead over last year's all-time record results. Year-to-date Honda brand sales are up 7.1 percent over 2015 results to 585,998 Honda cars and light trucks. May sales were down 2.9 percent to 133,547 units following a five-month stretch of year-over-year gains dating back to December 2015. The 10th-generation Civic continues to lead the compact segment with its seventh straight month of year-over-year sales gains, up 2.7 percent to 35,396 in May. HR-V posted particularly strong May sales of 7,392 units, a 15.8 percent gain over last year as consumer awareness and supplies of the popular subcompact crossover continue to strengthen. On a daily selling rate basis, Honda saw positive results, with total sales up 5.2 percent and positive gains for Civic, up 11.2 percent; Accord up 6.9 percent; HR-V, up 25.5 percent; Odyssey, up 3.1 percent; and Pilot, up 3.6 percent. "We continue to see solid demand for Honda cars and light trucks, and all indicators point to a strong summer selling season for Honda," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "With our balanced lineup and an all-new Ridgeline pickup and restyled and reengineered 2017 Accord Hybrid launching this summer, we remain bullish on our prospects for a third consecutive yearly sales record for the Honda brand." Acura Coming off a successful sell-down of the outgoing 2016 RDX SUV and facing regional shortfalls in inventories of the MDX seven-passenger SUV, Acura posted a 20.4 percent decline in May results on sales of 13,561 Acura cars and SUVs. "Inventory issues and a challenging market for luxury sedan sales took the wind out of our sails in May, but with the excitement of the NSX now coming to market and the restyled and significantly refreshed 2017 MDX arriving later this month we look to continue our growth this summer," said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division.
  22. American Honda Sets New April Sales Record: Honda Division Posts Best Ever April Sales May 3, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif. American Honda sedan and light truck sales push April sales up 14.4 percent to new record Honda Division posts best ever April with strong car and truck sales Acura Division marks April increase on record sales of RDX American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported a new April sales record of 148,829 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 14.4 percent for the month. Year to date American Honda sales reached 506,532, up 9.2 percent. The Honda Division set a new monthly record with 132,623 units sold in April, an increase of 15.1 percent compared to April 2015 with year to date sales up 10.5 percent. Acura Division sales totaled 16,206, an increase of 9 percent in April with year to date sales reaching 54,081. Honda With strong and balanced demand across the lineup, Honda broke several records in April including posting best ever April sales results and setting a new light truck record. Honda cars also notched healthy gains with record sales of the all-new Civic along with strong Accord sales. Civic continues to dominate the compact car segment with sixth consecutive month-over-month sales increases, up 24.5 percent to a new April record of 35,331. Accord maintained strong demand as April sales totaled 31,526. The model experienced a 15.7 percent increase compared to April 2015 sales. Honda light truck sales set a new April record of 60,372 units. Odyssey minivan sales totaled 13,047 sales in April, an increase of 17.6 percent, while Pilot boasted sales of 11,370, despite tight inventories. "The strong cadence of new Honda cars and light trucks coming to market is clearly resonating with customers," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "With the all-new Ridgeline truck coming to market this summer, we will add another segment to our lineup and further accelerate our strong sales momentum in 2016." Acura Acura strengthened its position in the luxury vehicle segment as the brand experienced strong sedan and record light truck sales in April. The Acura light truck lineup posted its best April sales on record sales of the RDX luxury SUV. Acura sedans racked up sales of over 5,500 units on the strength of the ILX gateway sedan and TLX performance luxury sedan. The RDX continues to show month-over-month sales increases, leading all Acura models in April and setting a new all-time monthly sales record of 5,905 units, an increase of 48.7 percent in April. The ILX gateway sports sedan continues to catch the attention of Millennial buyers as April sales totaled 1,633 for the month. The ILX has captured a higher rate of under 35 year old buyers than any other vehicle in the entry-luxury sedan segment since 2010. "Acura performance sedans and SUVs continue to gain momentum and market share in their segments," said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division. "Our lineup will further strengthen this summer when the restyled and reengineered MDX hits Acura dealerships." American Honda Vehicle Sales for April 2016 Month-to-Date Year-to-Date April 2016 April 2015 DSR** % Change MoM % Change April 2016 April 2015 DSR** % Change YoY % Change American Honda Total 148,829 130,068 10.2% 14.4% 506,532 464,011 8.1% 9.2% Total Car Sales 77,819 68,491 9.4% 13.6% 267,919 237,085 11.9% 13.0% Total Truck Sales 71,010 61,577 11.0% 15.3% 238,613 226,926 4.1% 5.2% Honda Total Car Sales 72,251 62,559 11.2% 15.5% 248,644 217,289 13.3% 14.4% Honda Total Truck Sales 60,372 52,635 10.5% 14.7% 203,807 192,204 5.0% 6.0% Acura Total Car Sales 5,568 5,932 -9.6% -6.1% 19,275 19,796 -3.6% -2.6% Acura Total Truck Sales 10,638 8,942 14.6% 19.0% 34,806 34,722 -0.7% 0.2% Total Domestic Car Sales 72,508 67,882 2.9% 6.8% 251,485 234,555 6.2% 7.2% Honda Division 67,096 62,148 4.0% 8.0% 232,699 215,519 6.9% 8.0% Acura Division 5,412 5,734 -9.1% -5.6% 18,786 19,036 -2.3% -1.3% Total Domestic Truck Sales 71,010 61,577 11.0% 15.3% 238,613 226,921 4.1% 5.2% Honda Division 60,372 52,635 10.5% 14.7% 203,807 192,199 5.0% 6.0% Acura Division 10,638 8,942 14.6% 19.0% 34,806 34,722 -0.7% 0.2% Total Import Car Sales 5,311 609 739.8% 772.1% 16,434 2,530 543.2% 549.6% Honda Division 5,155 411 1,107.8% 1,154.3% 15,945 1,770 792.0% 800.8% Acura Division 156 198 -24.1% -21.2% 489 760 -36.3% -35.7% Total Import Truck Sales 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 5 -100.0% -100.0% Honda Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 5 -100.0% -100.0% Acura Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% MODEL BREAKOUT BY DIVISION Honda Division Total 132,623 115,194 10.9% 15.1% 452,451 409,493 9.4% 10.5% * ACCORD 31,526 27,251 11.4% 15.7% 108,599 95,896 12.1% 13.2% * CIVIC 35,331 28,380 19.9% 24.5% 122,634 95,102 27.7% 28.9% CR-Z 253 216 12.8% 17.1% 736 842 -13.4% -12.6% * FIT 5,132 6,529 -24.3% -21.4% 16,645 24,623 -33.1% -32.4% INSIGHT 9 183 -95.3% -95.1% 30 826 -96.4% -96.4% CROSSTOUR 72 826 -91.6% -91.3% 638 2,872 -78.0% -77.8% * CR-V 28,913 29,452 -5.5% -1.8% 100,101 102,579 -3.4% -2.4% HR-V 6,969 0 0.0% 0.0% 22,484 0 0.0% 0.0% ODYSSEY 13,047 11,092 13.3% 17.6% 40,486 38,180 5.0% 6.0% PILOT 11,370 11,222 -2.4% 1.3% 40,096 48,103 -17.5% -16.6% RIDGELINE 1 43 -97.8% -97.7% 2 470 -99.6% -99.6% *** Memo: Accord FHEV 29 1,118 -97.5% -97.4% 219 3,703 -94.1% -94.1% Memo: Accord PHEV 0 5 -100.0% -100.0% 0 50 -100.0% -100.0% Memo: Civic Hybrid 92 386 -77.0% -76.2% 562 1,415 -60.7% -60.3% Memo: Fit EV 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 1 -100.0% -100.0% Acura Division Total 16,206 14,874 4.9% 9.0% 54,081 54,518 -1.8% -0.8% ILX 1,633 1,631 -3.6% 0.1% 5,920 5,136 14.1% 15.3% RLX / RL 156 194 -22.6% -19.6% 487 737 -34.6% -33.9% TL 0 10 -100.0% -100.0% 0 66 -100.0% -100.0% TLX 3,779 4,093 -11.1% -7.7% 12,866 13,834 -7.9% -7.0% TSX 0 4 -100.0% -100.0% 2 23 -91.4% -91.3% MDX 4,733 4,970 -8.3% -4.8% 16,689 19,407 -14.8% -14.0% RDX 5,905 3,972 43.2% 48.7% 18,117 15,314 17.1% 18.3% ZDX 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 1 -100.0% -100.0% *** Memo: ILX Hybrid 1 2 -51.9% -50.0% 1 14 -92.9% -92.9% Memo: RLX Hybrid 19 15 22.0% 26.7% 68 68 -1.0% 0.0% Memo: TSX Wagon 0 1 -100.0% -100.0% 0 2 -100.0% -100.0% Selling Days 27 26 102 101 **** Hybrid 403 1,925 -79.8% -79.1% 1,616 6,918 -76.9% -76.6% * Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts ** Daily Selling Rate *** Memo line items are included in the respective model total **** Hybrid includes FHEV, PHEV, CR-Z, Civic Hybrid, Insight, ILX Hybrid, RLX Hybrid and RLX Sport Hybrid
  23. American Honda Reports March Auto Sales Increase: Trucks Set New March Record While Sedans Post Major Gains Trucks and sedans push American Honda to robust March sales of 138,221 units, a gain of 9.4 percent for the month American Honda trucks set new sales record, climbing 5.7 percent on sales of 64,453 New Honda Civic sets new March sales record, jumping 21.8 percent while Accord gains 17.3 percent RDX leads Acura trucks, setting new March record with 34 percent gain Acura TLX performance sedan climbs 9.9 percent in March TORRANCE, Calif., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported March sales of 138,221 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 9.4 percent for the month. AHM trucks set a new March benchmark, gaining 5.7 percent on sales of 64,453 units. Honda Division sales were up 10.5 percent with 123,369 units sold in March; Honda car sales reached 68,314, up 13.7 percent, while truck sales totaled 55,055, a 6.9 percent gain for the month. Acura sales totaled 14,852 in March, gaining 1.2 percent. Acura sedans were up 4.8 percent on sales of 5,454 while Acura trucks reached 9,398 sales for the month. Honda Continuing to buck U.S. sales trends with its core sedans—Civic and Accord—Honda sales easily moved past the previous March total with a record setting performance from Civic, backed by strong performances from Accord and HR-V. Core truck models CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey, maintained strong demand. With sales records set in each of the past three months, the Civic Sedan is dominating the compact car segment with essentially one body style as production of the newly on-sale Civic Coupe ramps up. Civic sales jumped 21.8 percent to a new March record of 32,855. Accord continued to demonstrate incredible market strength with an increase of 17.3 percent in March, with 30,523 units sold—focused on sales to individual customers. With production at the Celaya plant in Mexico focused primarily on HR-V, sales of the Honda gateway truck model topped 6,300 units in March. "The power of Honda's well-balanced portfolio was on full display in March," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "Importantly, we will continue to strengthen both our car and truck lineups throughout the year, with new core and niche products to further extend the brand's appeal." Acura Acura enjoyed a balanced sales month, with the refreshed RDX SUV posting a remarkable 34 percent gain so set a new March record to lead the brand's sales gains, while Acura performance sedans maintained strong sales despite a luxury sedan market where competitors are relying heavily upon fleet sales and incentives. RDX showed renewed sales strength in March, leading Acura truck sales with a 34 percent gain on sales of 5,310 units. TLX continued to hold a strong sales position near the top of the mid-luxury sedan segment with 3,768 units sold in March, rising 9.9 percent despite aggressive competitor sales tactics. "Acura posted a solid month even as we gained fresh momentum from the New York Auto Show debuts of the 2017 MDX and NSX GT3 racecar," said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division. "Our entire Acura team is excited by the market reaction to our new design direction and the preparation for delivery of the first all-new NSX." American Honda Vehicle Sales for March 2016 Month-to-Date Year-to-Date March 2016 March 2015 DSR** % Change MoM % Change March 2016 March 2015 DSR** % Change YoY % Change American Honda Total 138,221 126,293 1.3% 9.4% 357,703 333,943 7.1% 7.1% Total Car Sales 73,768 65,310 4.6% 13.0% 190,100 168,594 12.8% 12.8% Total Truck Sales 64,453 60,983 -2.1% 5.7% 167,603 165,349 1.4% 1.4% Honda Total Car Sales 68,314 60,107 5.2% 13.7% 176,393 154,730 14.0% 14.0% Honda Total Truck Sales 55,055 51,516 -1.0% 6.9% 143,435 139,569 2.8% 2.8% Acura Total Car Sales 5,454 5,203 -2.9% 4.8% 13,707 13,864 -1.1% -1.1% Acura Total Truck Sales 9,398 9,467 -8.1% -0.7% 24,168 25,780 -6.3% -6.3% Total Domestic Car Sales 69,038 64,609 -1.1% 6.9% 178,977 166,673 7.4% 7.4% Honda Division 63,716 59,609 -1.0% 6.9% 165,603 153,371 8.0% 8.0% Acura Division 5,322 5,000 -1.4% 6.4% 13,374 13,302 0.5% 0.5% Total Domestic Truck Sales 64,453 60,978 -2.1% 5.7% 167,603 165,344 1.4% 1.4% Honda Division 55,055 51,511 -1.0% 6.9% 143,435 139,564 2.8% 2.8% Acura Division 9,398 9,467 -8.1% -0.7% 24,168 25,780 -6.3% -6.3% Total Import Car Sales 4,730 701 524.8% 574.8% 11,123 1,921 479.0% 479.0% Honda Division 4,598 498 754.9% 823.3% 10,790 1,359 694.0% 694.0% Acura Division 132 203 -39.8% -35.0% 333 562 -40.7% -40.7% Total Import Truck Sales 0 5 -100.0% -100.0% 0 5 -100.0% -100.0% Honda Division 0 5 -100.0% -100.0% 0 5 -100.0% -100.0% Acura Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% MODEL BREAKOUT BY DIVISION Honda Division Total 123,369 111,623 2.3% 10.5% 319,828 294,299 8.7% 8.7% * ACCORD 30,523 26,018 8.6% 17.3% 77,073 68,645 12.3% 12.3% * CIVIC 32,855 26,985 12.7% 21.8% 87,303 66,722 30.8% 30.8% CR-Z 163 255 -40.8% -36.1% 483 626 -22.8% -22.8% * FIT 4,771 6,640 -33.5% -28.1% 11,513 18,094 -36.4% -36.4% INSIGHT 2 209 -99.1% -99.0% 21 643 -96.7% -96.7% CROSSTOUR 110 742 -86.3% -85.2% 566 2,046 -72.3% -72.3% * CR-V 26,730 27,618 -10.4% -3.2% 71,188 73,127 -2.7% -2.7% HR-V 6,398 0 0.0% 0.0% 15,515 0 0.0% 0.0% ODYSSEY 11,224 11,142 -6.7% 0.7% 27,439 27,088 1.3% 1.3% PILOT 10,593 11,937 -17.8% -11.3% 28,726 36,881 -22.1% -22.1% RIDGELINE 0 77 -100.0% -100.0% 1 427 -99.8% -99.8% *** Memo: Accord FHEV 51 948 -95.0% -94.6% 190 2,585 -92.6% -92.6% Memo: Accord PHEV 0 5 -100.0% -100.0% 0 45 -100.0% -100.0% Memo: Civic Hybrid 166 351 -56.2% -52.7% 470 1,029 -54.3% -54.3% Memo: Fit EV 0 1 -100.0% -100.0% 0 1 -100.0% -100.0% Acura Division Total 14,852 14,670 -6.3% 1.2% 37,875 39,644 -4.5% -4.5% ILX 1,554 1,554 -7.4% 0.0% 4,287 3,505 22.3% 22.3% RLX / RL 130 194 -38.0% -33.0% 331 543 -39.0% -39.0% TL 0 16 -100.0% -100.0% 0 56 -100.0% -100.0% TLX 3,768 3,430 1.7% 9.9% 9,087 9,741 -6.7% -6.7% TSX 2 9 -79.4% -77.8% 2 19 -89.5% -89.5% MDX 4,088 5,503 -31.2% -25.7% 11,956 14,437 -17.2% -17.2% RDX 5,310 3,963 24.1% 34.0% 12,212 11,342 7.7% 7.7% ZDX 0 1 -100.0% -100.0% 0 1 -100.0% -100.0% *** Memo: ILX Hybrid 0 4 -100.0% -100.0% 0 12 -100.0% -100.0% Memo: RLX Hybrid 19 18 -2.3% 5.6% 49 53 -7.5% -7.5% Memo: TSX Wagon 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 1 -100.0% -100.0% Selling Days 27 25 75 75 **** Hybrid 401 1,790 -79.3% -77.6% 1,213 4,993 -75.7% -75.7%
  24. When Acura showed off the Precision Concept back in January, they said the concept's design would "literally will shape the direction of all future Acura products." Well brace yourselves as the first vehicle with this new design language has debuted at New York - the 2017 MDX. Up front is the most prominent change, the “Diamond Pentagon Grille” with an extra-large Acura emblem. It looks very odd. Aside from this, the MDX also gets a sculpted hood, new fenders, and twin tailpipes. The 2017 model also boasts a new Sport Hybrid powertrain. A 3.0L V6 is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with an integrated electric motor to power the front wheels. The back gets two electric motors drives the rear wheels and provides torque vectoring. Total output stands at 325 horsepower, up 35 horsepower from the standard 3.5L V6. Acura says the MDX Sport Hybrid should get 25 mpg in the City/26 Highway/25 Combined. Acura has also improved the MDX's safety credentials with the AcuraWatch suite becoming standard. AcuraWatch includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and more. Acura says the 2017 MDX arrives at dealers this summer, with the Sport Hybrid arriving at a later date. Source: Acura Album: New York Auto Show: 2017 Acura MDX 6 images 0 comments Press Release is on Page 2 Page 1 of 2 1 2 → Last » Click here to view the article
  25. When Acura showed off the Precision Concept back in January, they said the concept's design would "literally will shape the direction of all future Acura products." Well brace yourselves as the first vehicle with this new design language has debuted at New York - the 2017 MDX. Up front is the most prominent change, the “Diamond Pentagon Grille” with an extra-large Acura emblem. It looks very odd. Aside from this, the MDX also gets a sculpted hood, new fenders, and twin tailpipes. The 2017 model also boasts a new Sport Hybrid powertrain. A 3.0L V6 is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with an integrated electric motor to power the front wheels. The back gets two electric motors drives the rear wheels and provides torque vectoring. Total output stands at 325 horsepower, up 35 horsepower from the standard 3.5L V6. Acura says the MDX Sport Hybrid should get 25 mpg in the City/26 Highway/25 Combined. Acura has also improved the MDX's safety credentials with the AcuraWatch suite becoming standard. AcuraWatch includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and more. Acura says the 2017 MDX arrives at dealers this summer, with the Sport Hybrid arriving at a later date. Source: Acura Press Release is on Page 2 Refreshed 2017 Acura MDX Makes World Debut in New York with Bold New Styling, Upgraded Features and Sport Hybrid Powertrain Mar 23, 2016 - NEW YORK 2017 MDX showcases new diamond pentagon grille first seen on the Acura Precision Concept New Sport Hybrid powertrain delivers the ultimate in power and control while gaining 35 horsepower and anticipated to add 7 mpg to city fuel economy rating AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assist technology to be offered as standard equipment on all 2017 MDX models Acura today unveiled the restyled and refreshed 2017 MDX luxury SUV featuring bold new styling, added luxury features and available Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) powertrain technology. The 2017 Acura MDX will be equipped with AcuraWatch™ on all grades, making MDX the first luxury SUV in its class to offer these advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including automatic emergency braking, as standard features. The 2017 MDX is slated to go on sale at Acura dealerships nationwide this summer and will be joined by the MDX Sport Hybrid later in the year. Showcasing the new face of Acura, the restyled 2017 MDX is highlighted by the bold and distinctive diamond pentagon grille, first seen on the Acura Precision Concept that debuted at the North American International Auto Show in January. The new Acura grille is integrated with a more sharply sculpted hood, front fascia and front fenders coupled with new LED fog lights and restyled Jewel Eye™ headlights, which enhance the MDX's distinctive and sporting demeanor. A new chrome rocker panel design adds an element of contrast to the MDX's profile, while a revised rear bumper, body colored skid garnish and the addition of twin tailpipes further emphasizes the performance character of the 2017 Acura MDX. "Upping the performance pedigree of the MDX with bold styling, our exclusive Sport Hybrid powertrain and the standard application of AcuraWatch technologies that many in the industry refer to as semi-autonomous, represents a major injection of Acura's Precision Crafted Performance DNA," said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "These changes will continue to advance MDX's competitiveness and its legacy as the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time." All 2017 MDX models benefit from increased standard luxury and technology features, including an Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold, Auto High Beam headlights, SiriusXM Radio® 2.0 and four 2.5-amp USB charging ports. Technology and Advance packages add Bi-Directional Keyless Remote Engine Start, two new 20-inch wheel and tire options, power folding side mirrors, and HD Traffic. In addition to these features, Advance grades add LED fog lights, genuine Olive Ash Burl or Black Limba wood interior trim, a heated steering wheel and Surround-View Camera System with six selectable viewing angles. Advance models can also be equipped with two second-row captain's chairs and a center console with two additional USB ports, replacing the three-person second-row seating found on lower grades. An ultra-widescreen Rear Entertainment System is also available on models with the Advance ENT Package. MDX Sport Hybrid The 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid is the third model to feature Acura's innovative three-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD powertrain, joining the Acura NSX supercar and RLX flagship sedan to deliver the ultimate in power and control. The 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid is powered by a 3.0-liter DOHC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT) with an integrated electric motor powering the front wheels, and a Twin Motor Unit with two electric motors providing power to the rear wheels. Additionally, the system delivers electrified torque vectoring for improved straight line performance and cornering precision in combination with all-wheel-drive power application. Peak powertrain output of 325 horsepower is up 35 horsepower over the non-hybrid model. The MDX Sport Hybrid is anticipated to receive EPA fuel economy ratings of 25/26/26 (city/highway/combined), an estimated 7-mpg city fuel economy rating increase over the (non-hybrid) MDX with SH-AWD. The 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid will be available with Technology and Advance packages. Both add a new Active Sport Suspension that delivers improved ride quality, handling performance and is integrated with the Integrated Dynamics System featuring the dynamic modes of Comfort, Normal and Sport, and exclusive to Sport Hybrid models, a new Sport+ mode. AcuraWatch Standard All 2017 MDX models receive the AcuraWatch suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technology as standard equipment, including Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with automatic emergency braking, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM). AcuraWatch uses a millimeter wave radar and monocular camera sensing technology to detect other vehicles as well as lane markings and can help intervene to prevent or mitigate the severity of a collision. Moreover, with Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Lane Keeping Assist, AcuraWatch can significantly decrease the driver's workload during freeway cruising by maintaining a set speed and following interval, initiating both braking and throttle inputs, and adding steering input to help the driver maintain their position in the detected lane. The Acura MDX is the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time and Acura's best-selling SUV, with sales topping 50,000 units in each of the past three years. The 2017 MDX was designed by the Acura Design Studio in Torrance, Calif., developed and engineered at the R&D center in Raymond, Ohio, and will continue to be produced at the company's Lincoln, Ala. auto plant using domestic and globally sourced parts. In early 2017, an additional production source for MDX will be added at the East Liberty, Ohio auto plant.