On March 1, American Honda announced its sales results in the US for February 2016. According to the figures, total sales volume increased 12.8% from the previous year to 118,985 units, resulting in a surplus for the first time in two months.
Amongst the Honda brand of passenger cars, the Accord grew 19.3% to 25,785 units as it recorded its first surplus in two months. With the release of its new sedan at the end of 2015, the Civic soared 31.7% to 27,707 units for its sixth consecutive surplus. Meanwhile, the Fit suffered a decline for the eighth month in a row as it dropped 35.5% to 3,647 units.
For the light truck series (SUVs, pickup trucks, and minivans), Hondaâ€™s leading model, the CR-V climbed 13.2% to 25,250 units as it exceeded its previous yearâ€™s result for the first time in five months. Meanwhile, the Pilot midsize SUV fell for the second straight month as the new model suffered a 24.2% decline to 9,572 units. The North American version of the Odyssey minivan grew for the first time in two months by rising 11.4% to 8,994 units. The HR-V (the Vezel, in Japan), which was released in May 2015, recorded 4,940 units.
As for the Acura brand, the all-new TLX sport sedan fell 9.9% to 3,080 units, resulting in a deficit for the fourth month in a row. On the other hand, the ILX achieved a surplus for the third straight month by climbing 56.4% to 1,500 units.
Regarding Acuraâ€™s SUVs, the MDX, which was remodeled in 2013, suffered its 13th consecutive deficit as sales fell 5.7% to 4,292 units. The RDX fell 1.7% to 3,798 units as it recorded a deficit for the third month in a row.
In 2015, Honda achieved its highest ever sales in the US with 1,586,551 units (up 3% yoy). American Hondaâ€™s Executive Vice President Jeff Conrad said, â€œThe Honda brand was able to achieve its highest sales in February led by the all-new Civic.â€