Acura Automobiles: American Honda Reports October Sales: Double-Digit Accord Gains Fueled by All-New Model; Acura RDX Sets Record, Up 62 Percent

American Honda today reported October 2012 U.S. sales of 106,973 units, an increase of 8.8 percent compared with October 2011. The Honda Division posted October 2012 sales of 94,810 units, an increase of 8.7 percent compared with October 2011. Acura U.S. October sales of 12,163 units increased 9.4 percent compared with October 2011.

Accord leads all Honda vehicles in October with sales of 28,349 units, posting a 25-percent gain compared to the year prior, as production of all-new 2013 Accord has ramped up

Civic gains 27 percent compared with October 2011 with sales of 20,687 units

CR-V, Crosstour, Ridgeline and Fit all post October sales gains

“The strong momentum of Honda sales continues despite the end-of-month timing of Hurricane Sandy, but our chief concern right now is with those who have been impacted by this devastating natural disaster,” said John Mendel, American Honda executive vice president of Sales. “With sales of the all-new Accord building each month, we look forward to Honda’s solid end-of-year finish.”

– RDX sets its sixth-consecutive monthly sales record with 2,659 units, up 62 percent compared with October 2011 and is on track for an all-time annual sales mark

MDX and RDX combine to set new October light-truck sales record of 6,476 units, up 18 percent from October 2011

“Acura’s one-two punch of luxury performance SUVs is obviously resonating with consumers, with new October records set for both RDX and our truck lineup,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura Sales. “With our sedan lineup growing stronger via the new ILX and the upcoming debut of the all-new Acura RLX, Acura continues to gain momentum.”

The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 26 days for October 2012 and 26 days for October 2011. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 256 days for 2012 and 255 days for 2011. All other percentages in release are unadjusted; see table for adjusted DSR figures.

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