Honda’s overseas luxury brand Acura published its September sales figures at the end of October. Total sales for the month were 12,813 units. This is 12.9% down year-on-year and marks the 5th month of decline.
In the sedan category, the TLX sport sedan sold 2,908 units. This is down 38.8% from the previous year and marks the 6th month of decline. The ILX sold 916 units, which is down 43.2% and marks the 5th month of decline. The luxury RLX sold 102, which is 41.4% down.
For SUVs, the significantly improved 2017 MDX sold 4,930 units, which represents 14.3% year-on-year growth and marks the 2nd month of growth. The RDX sold 3,919, also up 1.8% and marking the first growth in 5 months.
Acura sales for January to September 2016 were 119,727, which is down 9.3% year-on-year.
Acura division executive vice president John Ikeda says, “Sales of the new and improved 2017 MDX were favorable. It’s the first model that shows the future direction of Acura’s new design.”
(Translated by Greg Scott)