American Honda Posts Best-Ever June and Best-Ever First Half Yearly Sales

Record June for Honda and Acura Divisions

7/1/2004 6:00:47 PM

American Honda Motor Co., Inc., along with both the Honda and Acura sales divisions, recorded new all-time record June sales as American Honda posted its best ever first half for any calendar year, the company announced today. June highlights include:

  • All-time record June sales for American Honda
  • All-time record first-half sales for American Honda
  • All-time record June sales for Honda Division
  • All-time record June sales for Acura Division
  • Record June sales of Odyssey, Pilot and CR-V
  • Record June sales of Acura TSX

Total American Honda June sales of 116,101 rose 1.1 percent over last year's results and broke the previous record of 112,120 units set in June 2001. American Honda year-to-date sales surpassed last year's record six-month result by 1.9 percent to set a new first-half record of 686,024 total American Honda sales.

"With the economy showing continued signs of improvement and some great new vehicles in the pipeline, including an all-new Odyssey, a new Acura RL and the Accord V6 Hybrid, we're on track for a record year in 2004," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

The Honda Division posted record June sales of 99,919 units, beating the previous record of 96,659 set in June 2001, along with near-record six-month sales of 589,286. Honda also celebrated record June sales for the Honda Odyssey, CR-V and Pilot - all previously set in June 2003. Accord and Civic both enjoyed increases for the month of June with sales up 6.0 and 0.7 percent, respectively.

The Civic Hybrid posted a 27.2 percent increase over last year with sales of 1,802 units despite a limited supply of vehicles in dealer inventories. Year-to-date Civic Hybrid sales of 14,026 rose 24.8 percent over year-ago results, reflecting continued strong consumer demand for hybrid vehicles.

Acura sales in June rose 8.2 percent over year-ago totals to 16,182 units, breaking the previous June record of 15,461 set in 2001. Year-to-date Acura sales of 96,738 are up 18.1 percent versus last year. Sales of the TSX sports sedan rose 38.2 percent to 2,765 - a new June record and the third best month since its introduction. The all-new Acura TL performance luxury sedan also had a very strong month with sales of 6,393, an increase of 40.4 percent over last year's results. Year-to-date sales for the TL are up 43.4 percent to 38,901.