Honda has released its May 2012 auto sales to the public, displaying strong sales gains and setting an all-time monthly sales record for its new Acura RDX. American Honda reported May U.S. sales of 133,997 units, an overall gain of 47.6 percent compared to May 2011. Acura reported U.S. May sales of 14,586 units, an overall increase of 62.1 percent compared to May 2011. Honda’s Civic sales were up more than 80 percent compared to May 2011, with a total of 33,490 Civics sold in May. Honda also set a new record for light truck sales, reporting a total of 25,186 CR-V units sold during the month, beating its previous record by 5,226.
Acura’s May report of 14,586 units sold was a gain of 62.1 percent, making this May Acura’s best month since December of 2010. The RDX had its best sales month to date, selling 3,301 units for a gain of 216.8 percent. The RDX is expected to keep its spot on the top of the compact luxury SUV segment moving into the summer.
Jeff Conrad, VP of Acura sales: “With the new RDX setting an all-time sales record this month, Acura went well beyond recovering from last year’s supply issues….Now, with the new ILX reaching dealerships across America, Acura is just beginning a great new hot streak.”
-Honda Press Release