Oct. 02–Honda sales fell 7 percent in September compared to the prior year.
The automaker reported sales of 132,668 units for the month. Year-to-date sales are down 2 percent.
“While September sales are expected to decline, average transaction prices remained strong, rising 2 percent year-over-year,” Tim Fleming, analyst for Kelley Blue Book, said in a statement.
Sales for the Honda Pilot SUV rose 50 percent with 15,464 units sold, and Honda truck sales were up 5 percent with 63,443 units for the month.
“We enter the final quarter of the year in a very strong position across our passenger car and light-truck lineups, putting us in striking distance of a fourth consecutive year of record sales for the Honda and Acura brands combined,” Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division, said in a statement.
Sales of Honda Accords, which are assembled in Marysville, fell 15 percent with 25,357 units sold.
Acura, Honda’s luxury brand, reported a sales bump of about 4 percent. The ILX and TLX sedans are both made in Ohio, but those cars saw their sales fall in September.
On the positive side, sales for the new Acura RDX jumped more than 50 percent with 5,699 units sold.
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