Acura December and Year End US Sales Reported
Strong sales of light trucks helped Acura achieve December sales of 10,575 units, a decrease of 8.1 percent based on the daily selling rate. Acura year-to-date sales reached 105,723, down 26.8 percent compared to 2008.
“The TL performance luxury sedan is gaining traction in the marketplace thanks to the availability of Super Handling All-Wheel Drive and an all-new 6-speed manual transmission model,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. “The TL has long been Acura’s best selling sedan and December sales proved that the TL offers a great combination of performance, luxury, innovation and safety,” Conrad continued.
In mid-December, Acura also launched the new generation ZDX four-door sports coupe in the US, with 79 ZDX sold in just a few days of sales. All three trim levels of the ZDX come equipped with the 3.7l SOHC V-6 aluminum alloy engine, developing 300 hp at 6,300 rpm and 270 lb.-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm. Fuel consumption rating for the unit stands at 16 mpg (14.7 l/100km) city and 22 mpg (10.6 l/100km) highway.
The MDX luxury SUV again led Acura light truck sales with 2,899 units (down 20.4 percent), followed by RDX sales of 1,283 (up 4.4 percent). Total Acura light truck sales showed 4,261 units for December (down 12.5 percent) while Acura car sales totaled 6,314 (down 4.8 percent).