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Honda Fit sets all-time record, Honda Civic sets monthly record
TORRANCE, Calif., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc., posted a March 2008 sales result of 138,734 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 4.2 percent based on the daily selling rate,* the company announced today. March 2007 sales results included two additional selling days and totaled 143,392.
Led by strong sales of the Accord, Civic and Fit, American Honda total car sales posted record monthly results of 83,214, an increase of 11.1 percent. Year-to-date, American Honda total vehicle sales reached 352,642, an increase of 0.9 percent.
TORRANCE, Calif., March 3, 2008 -- Acura reported February sales of 13,084 units, down 8.0 percent, based on the daily selling rate,* the division announced today. Year-to-date sales reached 24,252 units.
The Acura MDX luxury SUV was the best-selling Acura for the month, posting strong sales of 4,545, up 0.8 percent versus last February. Year-to-date Acura MDX sales topped 8,527 units. Additionally, sales of the Acura RDX turbocharged SUV totaled 1,709 for the month with year-to-date sales reaching 3,192.
"Our light trucks continue to shine in 2008," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of sales. "We look forward to our sedans taking off as we unveil an all-new TSX at the New York Auto Show this month and a redesigned RL and new TSX hit dealerships in the spring."
TORRANCE, Calif., U.S.A., February 11, 2008 – Acura announced today it will debut the all-new 2009 Acura TSX sports sedan at the 2008 New York International Auto Show and released an exterior photo of the new model. Scheduled to go on-sale in the spring, the 2009 Acura TSX will be the second generation of Acura's popular entry level sedan and feature numerous advancements in performance, styling, technology and safety.
Bold Styling, Larger Engine, and Improved Handling Help RL Raise The Luxury Performance Bar
Featuring bold, sleek exterior styling, an upgraded interior, advanced technologies and powerful new engine, the RL once again pushes the limits of performance, style, and luxury. The 2009 Acura RL will go on-sale this spring at Acura dealerships nationwide.
CHICAGO, U.S.A., February 6, 2008– The redesigned 2009 Acura RL luxury sedan made its world debut today at the Chicago Auto Show. Featuring bold, sleek exterior styling, an upgraded interior, advanced technologies and powerful new engine, the RL once again pushes the limits of performance, style, and luxury.
The 2009 Acura RL will go on-sale this spring at Acura dealerships nationwide.
New Acura ARX-01b Prototype Cars Show Impressive Speed in American Le Mans Series Winter Testing at Sebring
New Drivers Christian Fittipaldi, Scott Sharp Join Acura Regulars In LMP2 Class
SEBRING, Fla, January 30, 2008 – The new Acura ARX-01b prototype cars made their maiden voyage this week in American Le Mans Series winter testing at the famed Sebring International Raceway, in preparation for the 56th annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring set for March 15.
The defending Sebring champions in the LMP2 class, the No. 26 XM Satellite Radio Acura team from Andretti Green Racing returned to the 3.7-mile, 17-turn road course with sensational speed from drivers Bryan Herta and Christian Fittipaldi. Fittipaldi, a longtime open-wheel racing star, moved to the AGR team this winter and quickly showed the speed needed to challenge the Penske Racing Porsche, the defending series winners.
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The Acura MDX luxury SUV topped January Acura sales for January with 3,982 units; however total Acura sales were 11,168, down 14.2 percent compared to last year.
"With next week's debut of the new 2009 Acura RL at the Chicago Auto Show, we anticipate a substantial boost in Acura interest," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of sales. "The RL, Acura's top-of-the-line sedan, will significantly raise the bar with new technology, additional power and enhanced handling."
Turbocharged i-DTEC Engine Displayed at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)
DETROIT, U.S.A., January 13, 2008 – Acura will introduce the new i-DTEC clean diesel engine to the North American market in 2009. The i-DTEC engine reduces noxious exhaust emissions while boosting power and fuel efficiency. A combination of optimized combustion chamber design and reduced injection time results in a clean, quiet engine that delivers excellent performance for an enjoyable driving experience.
In addition, the i-DTEC engine meets the ultra-stringent U.S. EPA Tier II Bin 5 emission standards without the on-board storage of urea.
Acura Light Trucks Post Record Year in 2007
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- For a second consecutive year Acura light trucks posted record year-end sales, eclipsing 2006 by 29.1 percent. December sales of 5,906 Acura MDX luxury SUVs and 2,263 Acura RDX turbocharged crossover SUVs represent a significant rise over November and generate year-end sales of 58,606 units (a 7.9 percent increase) for MDX and 23,356 units (a 154 percent increase) for RDX. Total Acura year-end sales reached 180,104 vehicles.
Building a dedicated Acura development facility in the new R&D center in Sakura
TOKYO, Japan, December 19, 2007 – Honda R&D Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., responsible for research and development activities, announced plans to build a product development facility dedicated to the Acura brand within the new R&D center being constructed in Sakura, Tochigi prefecture, in addition to the originally-planned multiple test courses. The new R&D center is scheduled to become operational in 2009.
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