Honda March Sales Up 17.8 Percent in the US

Honda’s North American division seems to be doing well as far as sales go, after it recently posted another sales increase, to complete last month's increase of 12.7 percent when compared to February 2009.

When revealing March sales, Honda announced it has managed to sell 108,262 vehicles to the US customers, an increase of 17.8 percent compared to the same month last year. American Honda year-to-date sales of 256,412 represent an increase of 12.5 percent based on the daily selling rate.

Honda Division posted March sales of 96,540, an increase of 16.9 percent versus March 2009, and was led by total car sales of 55,341, up 7.8 percent. Accord sales increased 23.2 percent to 29,120, and Civic sales increased 4.6 percent to 22,463.

Furthermore, CR-V sales of 14,848 increased 10.2 percent, Odyssey sales of 10,670 increased 25.8 percent and Pilot sales of 10,432 increased 47.8 percent.

"Our truck models are seeing the biggest gains compared to last year," John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda, said in a release. "Across the lineup, people are seeking long-term value and are placing a high priority on making smart purchase decisions."

Acura Division sales increased 25.2 percent to 11,722. Acura car sales posted an increase of 15.6 percent for a total of 7,152, led by TL sales of 3,917, an increase of 16.6 percent. TSX sold 3,072, an increase of 15.6 percent. Acura MDX sales of 3,281, up 42.0 percent, led Acura total truck sales of 4,570, up 43.7 percent.
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