The all-new Honda Civic Sedan

Honda sales up 12.8% to 120,000 units in the US led by all-new Civic; February results

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), Honda’s leading model, the CR-V climbed 13.2% to 25,250 units as it exceeded its previous year’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 Acura’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 Honda’s Executive Vice President Jeff Conrad said, “The Honda brand was able to achieve its highest sales in February led by the all-new Civic.”