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American Honda Sales see 3.2% increase at 1.63 million units sold in 2016, setting a new record

American Honda Motor Co. announced their sales figures for 2016 earlier this month. In terms of total units sold, 2016 ushered in a record breaking number of 1,637,942 units, a 3.2% increase over the previous year.

Looking at Honda’s passenger vehicles, the Accord sold 345,225 units, down 2.9% compared to 2015. The Fit however saw a 7.4% increase at 56,630 units. Thanks to the new model being released, the Civic saw a 9.4% increase to 366,927 units, overtaking the Accord in terms of sales.

As for the light truck category (including SUVs, pickup trucks, and minivans), the company’s flagship light truck, the CR-V, sold a total of 257,335 units, solidifying its already good standing in the market by 3.4% over 2015. Honda’s midsize SUV, the Pilot, saw its numbers continue to diminish, coming in at 120,772 units, 11.3% lower than last year. The Odyssey (which differs in specs to its Japanese counterpart), saw 5.4% fewer units sold, coming in at 120,846 units, likely due to the model having reached toward the end of its run. The HR-V, introduced in May of 2015, saw a 95.5% sales increase at 82,041 units, which is quite the jump.

As for the Acura brand, the TLX sports sedan came in at 37,156, a 21.1% double digit decrease over 2015. The ILX also saw lowered numbers with a 21.2% decrease at 14,597 units sold.

As for Acura SUVs, the MDX sold 4.7% less than last year at 55,495 units while the RDX sold 52,361 units, a 2.6% increase.

Senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co. John Mendel commented that “2016 was a spectacular year for Honda and we hope to make 2017 our second record setting year in a row.”

[Translated by Bryce Clarke]