HONDA: Accord, Acura RDX gains not adequate to equivalent 3rd true dip

American Honda posted a 9.5 percent dump in U.S. sales to 120,534 for November, as a slight arise for a high-volume Honda Accord midsize sedan was not adequate to recompense for declines elsewhere.

The Accord was means to sire a anti-car sales trend in a U.S. with a 1.6 percent benefit in Nov to 23,367. But a Civic — a freshened 2019 indication that went on sale final month — had a 30 percent dump in sales to 21,890. And a Pilot midsize crossover, that was also recently freshened and had a record month in October, posted a 26 percent decrease in November.

American Honda’s dump in sales was partially equivalent by an 11 percent arise to 14,053 during a Acura division. Acura’s formula were increased by a RDX compress crossover, that posted a 58 percent burst to 5,951. Nov noted a RDX’s sixth true monthly sales record.

American Honda’s altogether light-truck sales declined 6.8 percent to 67,182 on a month, and a association pronounced in a sales recover that it “worked to overcome register issues” in a segment. Companywide car sales slipped 13 percent to 53,352.

For a initial 11 months of a year, American Honda’s sales are down 2.8 percent to 1,449,713.

Brands: Honda down 12 %, Acura adult 11 %

Notable nameplates: Accord adult 1.6%, Civic down 30%, Honda CR-V down 2.2%, Honda Odyssey adult 3.8%, Pilot down 26%, RDX adult 58%, Acura TLX down 4.2%

Incentives: $2,023 per vehicle, adult 3.5% from a year earlier, ALG says.

Average transaction price: $28,734, adult 1.9% from a year earlier, according to ALG.

Quote: “We are anxious to have a Honda Insight and Acura RDX named as finalists for a 2019 North American Car- and Utility- of a Year awards, an respect that reinforces a success any car is enjoying with a record series of new customers,” Henio Arcangeli Jr., comparison clamp boss of a American Honda car division, pronounced in a sales release. “With a RDX environment new sales annals any month and a Insight assisting Honda set a new sales symbol for electrified vehicles, we are gratified to have any car in row for these prestigious awards.”

Did we know? The association continues to surveillance sales of a electrified vehicles — including a Insight, Accord Hybrid and Clarity — that it pronounced upheld a 5,000-unit symbol for a fifth true month and have already had a record year.

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