May Auto Sales: Honda

AP News
Posted: Jun 01, 2012 3:37 PM
May Auto Sales: Honda

American Honda Motor Co. said Friday that May sales in the U.S. rose 47.6 percent from the same month a year earlier, led by strong jumps in sales of its Accord and Civic sedans. The company reported combined Honda and Acura brand numbers for the first time.

BY THE NUMBERS: Honda (including Acura) sold 133,997 vehicles last month compared with 90,773 in May 2011. Sales of Honda cars and trucks rose 46 percent to 119,411, while Acura sales rose 62.1 percent to 14,586.

TOP SELLERS: The company sold 33,490 Civics, up 82.6 percent from a year earlier. It also sold 29,737 Accords, up by 74.7 percent. Sales of its CR-V small SUV rose 54.4 percent to 25,186.

NOT SO HOT MODELS: Sales of the Fit economy car fell 34.5 percent to 3,879. Its hybrid CR-Z continued to suffer, with sales dropping 81 percent to 296, from 1,557 a year ago.