The 2017 Acura MDX

Acura sales down 7% in the US despite turnaround for MDX; August results

In early September, Acura announced its August sales results for the US market. According to these results, overall sales declined 7% from the previous year, to 14,246 units, resulting in a deficit for the fourth straight month.

In regards to Acura’s sedans, sales of the TLX sport sedan fell for the fifth consecutive month, dropping 17.4% yoy to 3,595 units. The ILX plummeted 29.4% yoy to 1,172 units, recording a deficit for the fourth month in a row. The top-of-line RLX also continued its decline, falling 36.9% yoy to 118 units.

As for SUVs, the MDX, which introduced a new and updated 2017 model, grew for the first time in 19 months, rising 8.1% yoy to 5,131 units. Meanwhile, the RDX declined 3.6% yoy to 4,207 units, as it fell from the previous year for the fourth consecutive month.

So far in 2016 (January to August), Acura has sold 106,914 units in the US, a drop of 8.9% from a year ago.

Acura’s Vice President Jon Ikeda said, “The new 2017 MDX will deliver Acura’s new design to its customers.”

(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)