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Trucks Deliver October Sales Records for AHM, Honda and Acura Brands as Sales Rise Across Divisions

  • Honda brand sets new October sales record with an 8% gain; trucks gain 17.5% and a new October mark 
  • Honda CR-V nets new October record and cumulative sales top 5 million 
  • Honda HR-V sets a new all-time monthly record with sales of over 10,000 units
  • Acura trucks set October record as division nets 2.4% gain

“With the Honda CR-V topping the 5 million cumulative sales mark to reaffirm its position as the best-selling crossover for over two decades, it’s fitting that Honda crossover and light truck models led Honda to an all-time October sales record
,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of Automobile Sales at American Honda Motor Co. “Both the Honda and Acura brands are marching forward as we head into the final two months of the year on pace to see American Honda post a sales increase for 2019.”




Sales Highlights

The harvest moon shone brightly on Honda sales, with new October overall and truck sales records and cumulative CR-V sales cresting 5 million. Several models made major gains with trucks leading the way as HR-V set an all-time monthly record and CR-V a new October mark. Civic and Fit also made major gains.

  • HR-V set a new all-time monthly record, jumping 104% on sales of 10,130 units.
  • CR-V sales climb 20% on sales of 33,344 for a new October record.
  • Fit gained a whopping 204% while Civic gained 5% and Accord topped 21,000 deliveries.
  • Odyssey now holds an incredible 42% share of the minivan segment with October sales of over 7,800 units.

Model Notes

Honda is the retail best-selling passenger car brand in America in 2019 – with Fit, Civic, Insight and Accord #1 or #2 in their respective segments — gaining the most share of any mainstream brand this year.


Honda has led the industry in sales to under-35-year-old buyers since 2010, with Civic and Accord the #1 and #2 cars, CR-V the #1 CUV/SUV and Odyssey the #1 minivan


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American Honda Restores a Chevy Pickup

  • 1961 Chevy Apache 10 pickups were used to deliver motorcycles to dealers in early 1960s
  • Hand-painted graphics plus Honda 50 and CB160 motorcycles from the era complete authentic recreation
  • Restoration is part of American Honda 60th anniversary celebration; public display plans include 2019 SEMA Show

Shortly after American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (AHM) first opened for business in 1959, the company purchased a small fleet of Chevy pickups to deliver motorcycles to its fledgling dealers across Southern California. One of these trucks is depicted in an iconic photo circa 1961 in front of AHM’s original office at 4077 Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. Underscoring their importance during those early days, American Honda restored a truck to authentically match the one in the old photo, helping celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary.

Tapping its U.S. archives and memories of retired Honda associates for details, a 1961 Chevy half-ton pickup was found and carefully renovated, replicating the original paint scheme as used by company salesmen delivering motorcycles to dealers to sell on a consignment basis. These trucks helped American Honda quickly establish a U.S. market foothold, starting in Southern California. By 1965, Honda was the best-selling motorcycle brand in America with amarket share of almost 72 percent.

To ready the special truck for its debut at AHM’s 60th anniversary celebration on June 11, it was given a mild mechanical freshening plus new factory-correct white paint and hand-painted graphics like the originals. Two vintage motorcycles, a Honda 50 and CB160, like those originally carried in the trucks, are placed in the truck bed. The completed package is now on display in the lobby of American Honda’s Torrance, Calif. headquarters.

Plans for public display include the 2019 SEMA Show and other events around the country, as well as classic vehicle gatherings around Southern California. Ultimately, the truck will make its way to the American Honda Collection Hall in Torrance, where it will be staged in front of a replica of the company’s original Los Angeles office.

Delivery Truck Basic Specs:

  • Half-ton chassis
  • 8 ft. bed
  • 283 cu. in. V8 engine
  • 160 HP
  • 3-speed manual transmission

Precious Cargo
The truck’s cargo—in this case two important motorcycles from those early days—were also procured, helping recreate what the package looked like as salesmen traveled around the state to support their dealers.

A red 1965 Honda 50, known in other parts of the world as the Super Cub, occupies the left side of the truck bed. The first big success among the Honda motorcycles sold in the U.S., the “Nifty Thrifty Honda 50” as it was advertised, put Honda on the map in America in the early 1960s—and around the world for that matter.

Easy to ride for almost anyone, the Honda 50 became a surprise hit – immortalized in the “You meet the nicest people on a Honda” marketing campaign. This 1965 model runs and rides perfectly and is ready for another 60 years of enjoyment.

Honda 50 Basic Specs:

  • Pressed steel, step-through monocoque frame
  • 49 cc single-cylinder pushrod engine
  • 3-speed semi-automatic transmission with centrifugal clutch

Also sharing the Chevy truck bed is an original 1965 Honda CB160, one of Honda’s early small displacement sport bikes. The little CB was a big hit for American Honda, following in the footsteps of the larger CB77 “Super Hawk” in moving away from a stamped steel monocoque in favor of a tubular steel frame.

Cycle World magazine dubbed the new bike a “baby Super Hawk” at the time. It was popular with young riders moving up from the Honda 50 or 90 who wanted something that looked like a true motorcycle. This 1965 model was completely restored last year and is in perfect running order.

Honda CB160 Basic Specs:

  • Tubular steel backbone frame
  • 161 cc SOHC vertical twin engine
  • 16.5 HP
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Electric starter

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Honda CR-V and Ridgeline Honored in Car and Driver 10Best Truck and SUV Awards

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The expert editors and evaluators at Car and Driver honored the 2017 CR-V and 2017 Ridgeline as the top vehicles in the 10Best Truck and SUV Awards. Car and Driver put the entrants through their paces, testing them on the unique attributes for their respective segments, including ride and handling, safety, technology, comfort, practicality and fuel efficiency. The CR-V, America’s best-selling SUV, was recognized for its value, more powerful available turbo engine that offers class-leading fuel efficiency, and its premium, roomy interior. The Ridgeline, with its exclusive unit body construction, earned its spot on the prestigious list for a combination of traits, including best-in-class ride and handling and fuel efficiency, available advanced torque vectoring all-wheel drive system, and superior noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

Car and Truck Balance Continues to Power American Honda Sales in October

  • 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 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 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.”


The Power of Honda Ridgeline


The Honda Ridgeline is one of the most reliable and affordable trucks on the market and is quickly becoming a big contributor to Honda’s all-around sales. Why? Because if you can dream it, you can do it with a Honda Ridgeline…here are some examples of what you can with your Honda Ridgeline in this new commercial!

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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

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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.

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.”


American Honda Reports June Sales Increase, Setting New Records for Light Trucks

  • 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.

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.

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.


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All-New 2017 Honda Ridgeline Pickup Truck Makes World Debut at 2016 North American International Auto Show

  • 2017 Ridgeline brings Honda innovation in technology, design and packaging to the midsize pickup truck market
  • All-new Ridgeline delivers superior driving dynamics in combination with the largest interior space and most versatile bed in a midsize 4-door pickup
  • Honda-exclusive features including In-Bed Trunk®, dual-action tailgate and the industry’s first in-bed audio system make Ridgeline the ultimate tailgating vehicle


Honda today unveiled the all-new 2017 Ridgeline truck at the North American International Auto Show, once again challenging conventional thinking in the pickup truck market with Honda-exclusive features, design and technology that help Ridgeline set new benchmarks for versatility, capability and comfort in a midsize pickup.

“We are bringing our unique technology and original thinking to the market in a new and challenging concept for a Honda pickup,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We think we’ve got a better idea, a truck that uses its unibody construction and Honda packaging magic to deliver more of the things that many of today’s truck customers want and need with none of the things they don’t.”

Designed, developed and manufactured in America, the new Ridgeline will launch in the first half of 2016 with a combination of features and capabilities unlike anything else on the market today, including:

  • Superior on-road performance – with the segment’s best handling, ride quality, cabin quietness and all-weather traction capabilities – courtesy of its unibody construction, sophisticated chassis, and available i-VTM4™ torque-vectoring AWD system
  • Class-leading space – with the largest and most versatile cabin and the only 4-foot-wide flat bed space in the midsize pickup segment, along with payload capacity rivaling top competitors
  • Innovative and class-exclusive features, including an In-Bed Trunk™, dual-action tailgate and the industry’s first in-bed audio system – making Ridgeline the ultimate tailgating vehicle
  • Targeted top-in-class acceleration, EPA fuel economy ratings and third-party collision safety ratings, and featuring Honda’s next-generation ACE™ body structure and available Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver-assist technologies
  • Leading edge connectivity with 8-inch Display Audio featuring Apple Car Play® and Android Auto™ compatibility

Advanced Chassis, Powertrain and All-Wheel-Drive
The new Ridgeline is based on Honda’s Global Light Truck platform with its rigid yet lightweight unibody construction, next-generation ACE™ body structure and sophisticated, fully independent suspension, delivering a higher level of ride and handling refinement than conventional body-on-frame designs. The Ridgeline will be powered by a 3.5-liter, direct-injectedi-VTEC™ V-6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, providing top-in-class powertrain refinement and targeting best-in-class acceleration performance and segment-leading EPA fuel economy ratings.

The Ridgeline also will be available for the first time in both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive configurations. All-wheel-drive models will utilize Honda’s i-VTM4™ torque vectoring AWD technology, featuring Intelligent Terrain Management with Normal, Sand, Snow and Mud modes, providing robust medium-duty off-road and towing capability with superior on-road, all-weather handling, traction and performance.

Sophisticated, Versatile and Spacious Cabin
Inside, the Ridgeline boasts the largest, most versatile and sophisticated cabin in a midsize 4-door pickup, featuring high-grade materials and finishes, available leather trim and all the latest technologies that Honda has to offer, including tri-zone climate control, push button start, a full-color TFT center meter and available 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility.

The Ridgeline’s 60/40-split and folding second-row seat provides the ultimate versatility for people- and cargo-hauling utility. With the seats folded down, the Ridgeline will comfortably carry up to five people while still accommodating long items, like a set of golf clubs, under the rear seat. Folding up one or both sides of the 60/40-split seat bottom opens up the back to carry tall and bulky items.

A Bed Like No Other
The Ridgeline bed offers pickup users unmatched versatility in a midsize 4-door pickup. At 5′ wide and 5’4″ long (5.4 inches wider and 4 inches longer than the previous generation Ridgeline), the 2017 Honda Ridgeline has the only 4-foot wide flat bed space (with 48 inches between the rear wheel arches) in the midsize pickup class, allowing for flat hauling of items like plywood sheeting or drywall. The Ridgeline will also offer payload capacity rivaling top competitors, approaching 1,600 pounds, with final specifications to be released closer to launch.

The composite, UV-stabilized and scratch-resistant bed also boasts a number of available Honda-exclusive features that add to its incredible versatility, including an In-Bed Trunk™, dual-action tailgate, available 400-watt AC power inverter and the industry’s first in-bed audio system.

The Ridgeline’s standard, lockable In-Bed Trunk provides secure storage space with no compromise to bed utility and now features a fully flat floor while still including a drain plug for easier cleaning and evacuation of water from the trunk. The dual action tailgate is hinged both at the bottom and along its left side, opening down or to the side, which enables easier loading and unloading of heavy and bulky items without having to reach over the open tailgate. The bed also features eight 350-pound tie down cleats and an available 400-watt power inverter, located behind an access panel in the right bed wall, with the capacity to recharge power tools or energize a tailgate blender or flat screen TV.

A first for any pickup, the new in-bed audio system, together with the In-Bed Trunk and available 400-watt power inverter, makes Ridgeline the ultimate tailgating vehicle. The new in-bed audio system utilizes six exciters located inside the bed walls, in place of conventional speakers, pumping out sound from the Ridgeline’s audio head unit, with up to 540 watts of power.

Top-Level Safety Performance
Featuring Honda’s next-generation ACE™ body structure, advanced airbag systems and available Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver-assist technologies, the new Ridgeline will target the highest available collision safety ratings – an NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the IIHS. Honda Sensing™ technologies available on the 2017 Ridgeline include Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS).  All Ridgeline models will feature a multi-angle rearview camera as standard equipment and upper trims will be available with either Honda LaneWatch™ or Blind Spot Information system.

Ridgeline Development and Manufacturing
Like the first generation Honda Ridgeline, the all-new 2017 Ridgeline was designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas and will be produced by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Alabama.

About the Honda Light Truck Lineup
Honda set an all-time record for U.S. sales of light truck models in 2015, up nearly 12% from 2014 to 661,188 SUVs, CUVs, pickups and minivans, and besting the previous record of 602,123 Honda-brand light trucks sold in 2006.  Honda’s sales success was driven by an unprecedented cadence of new light truck offerings starting in the fall of 2014 with the freshened 2015 Honda CR-V, which was named Motor Trend 2016 Sport Utility of the Year and was America’s best selling SUV again in 2015. In 2015, Honda launched the all-new HR-V crossover and the third generation Pilot SUV. In December, the Pilot was names as a finalist for the 2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year award.

In 2016, Honda will continue the fortification of its light-truck family of vehicles with the new Ridgeline and a fully redesigned Odyssey minivan. Honda was named the “2016 Best SUV Brand” by U.S. News and World Report, and the Pilot, CR-V, HR-V and Odyssey each has earned a “Best Buy” award from Kelly Blue Book for 2016.  The 2016 Pilot and CR-V have received a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for model year 2016, while the 2016 Odyssey minivan has earned a TOP SAFETY PICK rating.

About Honda
Honda offers a complete lineup of Honda cars, trucks and service with a network of more than 1,000 Honda dealerships within the United States. Eight Honda auto plants in North America, including four in the U.S., have the capacity to produce 1.92 million automobiles each year. In 2014, more than 97 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America using domestic and globally sourced parts.

American Honda Breaks October Sales Record on Strength of Light Trucks, Strong Honda Car Sales and All-Time Sales Record for Acura TLX

  • Total American Honda vehicle sales break October record with 131,651 units
  • Honda brand sets new October record, rising 9.3 percent on sales of 115,572 vehicles
  • Best-ever October American Honda truck sales of 64,226 vehicles, up 15.3 percent
  • Honda Pilot has second best ever October with sales of 12,913 units, up 63.4 percent
  • Acura RDX breaks October record on sales of 3,891 units, an increase of 22.4  percent
  • Honda Accord and Civic post double-digit percentage increases of 11.0 and 15.0
  • Strong Acura sedan sales include a 15.0 percent gain for ILX and record TLX sales

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American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported record-breaking October sales of 131,651 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 8.6 percent. Honda Division sales rose to an October record of 115,572 units, up 9.3 percent, with truck sales rising 18.5 percent on sales of 55,930 for another October record and car sales reaching 59,642, up 1.8 percent.  Acura sales were also up with total sales of 16,079, a rise of 4.2 percent, with Acura car sales gaining 12.5 percent on sales of 7,783 units.

Sales of Honda trucks continued to rise in October, to a record 55,930 units, with the all-new Pilot and HR-V adding to the continued strength of CR-V and Odyssey. Sales of Accord and Civic continued to buck the trend toward light trucks, posting strong gains in the passenger car segment.

  • Civic posted a 15.0 percent increase in October with sales of 27,789 units, as Honda plants in North America begin to ramp up production of the 2016 Civic Sedan.
  • Accord posted a gain of 11.0 percent on sales of 30,121 cars.
  • Sales of the all-new Pilot shot up 63.4 percent in October to 12,913 units, 51 units shy of a record for its second best October ever.
  • HR-V continues to win over new customers with robust sales of 4,502 units.
  • Coming off its best month of all-time in August and best September of all-time, CR-V posts sales of 29,032 units, on its way to six straight years of increasing sales.
  • Up 5.7 percent on sales of 8,746 units, Odyssey remains a solid sales performer.

“With demand continuing to outstrip supply for the all-new Pilot and HR-V it really shows the incredible potential for our lineup of Honda light trucks,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager. “With the critically acclaimed 2016 Civic Sedan set to launch this month we expect a really strong finish to this Year of Honda.”

All-time record sales of the TLX, shooting well past the 5,000 unit mark for the first time, and the record breaking October sales of the ILX pushed Acura sedan sales over the 7,000 unit threshold. With a double-digit sales gain, RDX sales rose to an October record of 3,891.

  • RDX sales shot up 22.4 percent on sales of 3,891 units in October.
  • Sales of MDX remained robust at 4,405 for the month despite limited supply.
  • Acura cars posted a 12.5 percent gain on sales of 7,783 units on the strength of record breaking TLX sales of 5,777units (up 18.1 percent) and 1,860 units of the ILX (up 15.0 percent).

“We continue to strengthen the foundation of the Acura brand on the growing strength of sedan sales,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division. “Our balanced lineup of passenger cars and light trucks has Acura on track this year for our best annual sales total in almost a decade.”


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Honda Ridgeline is Easy Car to Buy, Own

There are lots of good reasons to buy the Honda Ridgeline, but we hadn’t heard this one before: it’s easy to buy.

Yes, according to this article, “The Ridgeline is also one of the easiest pickups to buy. It only comes in one style — a four-door with a five-foot bed, a 3.5-liter V6, a five-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive with a locking center differential. It’s a good, practical package that meets most needs, even if some other pickups can be configured for more power, better mileage, or wilderness trips.”

And you know, that’s a very legitimate reason. How many of us start sweating or getting anxious when we start thinking about buying a new vehicle because there are just so many darn options? You do some research, talk to your friends, do more research, narrow it down to a couple, intensely research those, but then you start thinking about all the different trim levels and options with each of those and it’s easy to see why many people simply flip a coin as to which car to buy towards the end (kidding).

The options that come with the basic Honda Ridgeline are the options that satisfy most people’s wants and needs for a truck. It’s the perfect urban hauler with enough room in the bed to move stuff around, but also enough room inside to keep passengers and the driver comfortable.

It also doesn’t feel like a gas-guzzling tank rumbling down the road while you’re driving it.

“The Honda Ridgeline is a great truck for most people,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager at Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “It can move, haul, and tow most stuff that people want to and it’s very driveable. People love driving the Honda Ridgeline because it feels like a car. It’s just more comfortable for most people.”

Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda in Bellingham, or Sims Honda in Burlington to take the Honda Ridgeline for a test drive today!