Acura Announces May Sales Results image

The all-new for 2009 Acura TL remained as Acura’s top selling model for May with sales of 3,375 units, down 18.4 percent compared to May 2008 sales based on the Daily Selling Rate*. Total Acura sales for May were 9,469, down 34.0 percent versus last year. Acura year-to-date** sales are 42,802 units, down 33.6 percent versus 2008 sales.

“While the automotive market continues to be challenged, Acura’s new-for-2009 TL and TSX remain popular choices in the performance luxury market,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. “We’re confident the market will rebound, and when it does Acura will be ready with fresh, new product.”

The all-new TSX sports sedan was Acura’s next best selling sedan with 2,466 units sold in May. The MDX luxury SUV led Acura light truck sales with 2,455 sold while the turbocharged RDX crossover SUV tallied 1,004 units.

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*The daily selling rate is calculated with 26 selling days for May 2009 and 27 selling days for May 2008.

  **Year-to-date sales based on 127 days for 2009 versus 129 days for 2008.

                  American Honda Vehicle Sales For May 2009
                                  Month-to-Date           Year-to-Date
                               May    May    DSR**    May     May    DSR**
                              2009   2008   % Chg.   2009    2008   % Chg.
                              ----   ----   ------   ----    ----   ------

  Acura Division Total        9,469  14,893  -34.0%  42,802  65,458  -33.6%
  --------------------        -----  ------  -----   ------  ------  -----
     RSX                          0       0               0       1
     TL *                     3,375   4,294  -18.4%  14,518  20,227  -27.1%
     TSX                      2,466   4,564  -43.9%  12,150  13,814  -10.7%
     RL                         169     390  -55.0%     926   2,290  -58.9%
     ---                        ---     ---  -----      ---   -----  -----
     MDX *                    2,455   4,277  -40.4%  11,118  21,137  -46.6%
     RDX  *                   1,004   1,368  -23.8%   4,090   7,989  -48.0%
  ---------                   -----   -----  -----    -----   -----  -----
  Selling Days                   26      27             127     129

  * Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic and global sourced parts.
  ** Daily Selling Rate

Source: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.