April sales set new records for Honda, Acura – Bellefontaine Examiner

TORRANCE, Calif. — American Honda Motor Co. Inc. this week reported a brand-new April sales tape of 148,829 Honda and Acura vehicles, an raise of 14.4 percent for the month. 

Year to date American Honda sales reached 506,532, up 9.2 percent. 

The Honda Division set a brand-new monthly tape along with 132,623 units sold in April, an raise of 15.1 percent compared to April 2015 along with year to date sales up 10.5 percent. Acura Division sales totaled 16,206, an raise of 9 percent in April along with year to date sales reaching 54,081.

Ridgeline production begins in Alabama

     By THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

     LINCOLN, Ala. — A lot more compared to 1,500 associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama celebrated the Thursday begin of mass production of the all-brand-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck, slated to go on-sale quickly at Honda dealerships nationwide. 

     HMA is the exclusive manufacturer of the innovative Ridgeline which challenges conventional thinking in the pickup truck market along with Honda-exclusive features, design and technology that suggestions Ridgeline set brand-new benchmarks for versatility, capability and comfort in the midsize pickup segment.

     “Today we commemorate the dedication of our Alabama group in bringing a pretty innovative brand-new pickup truck to market,” said Jeff Tomko, president of HMA. “I congratulate every one of our associates for their commitment to our customers as the Ridgeline returns along with brand-new features that will certainly deliver more of exactly what today’s truck customers want and need.”

     Designed, produced and manufactured in America, the brand-new Ridgeline launches along with such features and capabilities as:

     • superior on-road performance — along with the segment’s finest handling, ride quality, cabin quietness and all-weather traction capabilities — courtesy of its unibody construction, sophisticated chassis, and readily available i-VTM4 torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system;

     • class-best room along with the largest and a lot of versatile cabin and the just four-foot-wide flat bed room in the midsize pickup segment, along along with payload capacity at the leading of the midsize pickup class;

     • innovative and class-exclusive features, including In-Bed Trunk, dual action tailgate and the industry’s initial truck bed audio system — making Ridgeline the best tailgating vehicle; and

     • best edge connectivity along with eight-inch display audio featuring Apple Auto Play and Android Auto compatibility

     The Ridgeline is developed in the exact same plant in Alabama alongside the Pilot sport utility car and Odyssey minivan, too as the Acura MDX luxury sport utility vehicle.

Strong and harmonized requirement across the lineup propelled the Honda Division’s speed which set the  finest ever April sales outcomes and a brand-new light truck record. Honda cars additionally notched gains along with tape sales of the all-brand-new Civic along along with Tough Accord sales.

The Civic continues to control the compact Auto segment along with sixth consecutive month-over-month sales increases, up 24.5 percent to a brand-new April tape of 35,331 while the Accord maintained Tough requirement along with sales totaling 31,526.

Record sales of Honda light trucks strike 60,372 units along with Odyssey minivans 13,047 units and the Pilot notching 11,370, despite tight inventories.

“The Tough cadence of brand-new Honda cars and light trucks coming to market is clearly resonating along with customers,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and overall manager of the Honda Division. “along with the all-brand-new Ridgeline truck coming to market this summer, we will certainly include an additional segment to our lineup and further accelerate our Tough sales energy in 2016.” 

Acura strengthened its placement in the luxury car segment as the brand went through Tough sedan and tape light truck sales in April. 

The Acura light truck lineup posted its finest April sales on tape sales of the RDX luxury sport utility vehicle. Acura sedans racked up sales of over 5,500 units on the strength of the ILX gateway sedan and TLX performance luxury sedan.

The RDX continues to reveal month-over-month sales increases, best all of Acura models in April and specifying a brand-new all-time monthly sales tape of 5,905 units, an raise of 48.7 percent in April.

The ILX gateway sports sedan continues to catch the focus of Millennial buyers as April sales totaled 1,633 for the month. The ILX has actually captured a greater price of under 35-year-old buyers compared to any kind of various other car in the entry-luxury sedan segment because 2010.

“Acura performance sedans and SUVs keep on to obtain energy and market discuss in their segments,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and overall manager of the Acura division. “Our lineup will certainly further strengthen this summer as quickly as the restyled and reengineered MDX hits Acura dealerships.”