U.S. Auto Sales: Honda August Sales Down 27.5 Percent image

Honda Motor Co.’s (HMC, 7267.TO) U.S. vehicle sales decreased 24% in August as the automaker’s cars and trucks each suffered declines.

Although production limitations caused by the March 11 earthquake in Japan continue to improve, reduced vehicle supplies adversely affected August sales results the automaker said in a statement.

BY THE NUMBERS: Honda sold a total of 82,321 vehicles in August, down from 108,729 in the same month last year.

“The production plan for most of our models returned to 100% by late August at all of our North American factories,” said John Mendel, executive vice president for American Honda. “A greater selection of vehicles is beginning to arrive at dealers this month as the company continues to recover from temporary supply disruptions.”

TOP SELLER: Sales of Accord sedan dropped 24.3 percent to 18,439 vehicles from 22,506 in August 2010.

NOT SO HOT: Sales of the Civic tumbled 47 percent to 12,083, while CR-V sales dropped 14.8 percent to 16,572.

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