he CR-V crossover posted sales of 29,615, a June record, on a 4.5 percent gain. Pilot crossover sales jumped 19 percent to 10,830, while Odyssey minivan deliveries rose 2.9 percent to 11,963.
Honda’s car volume gained 6.2 percent to 65,916 in large part to an 11 percent rise in demand for the redesigned Civic, which tallied deliveries of 31,810. Accord sales rose 4.8 percent to 28,806, while Fit deliveries gained 7.8 percent to 5,034 units.
Acura sales plummeted 27 percent with each of its major car and light-truck models posting year-over-year declines of at least 19 percent. The luxury brand’s light truck sales fell 27 percent to 7,311 while car sales collapsed 34 percent to 4,401.
Acura attributed the decline to the selldown of the 2016 RDX and MDX crossovers.
“With a newly refreshed 2017 Acura MDX hitting the ground and a special summer sales campaign launching soon, Acura looks toward an improving summer sales picture,” Honda said in a statement.
Sales of the MDX, Acura’s best-selling vehicle, fell 19 percent to 3,718 from 4,592 in 2015. The RDX, Acura’s top-selling vehicle in June 2015, saw its sales drop to 3,593 from 5,056 a year earlier, a 29 percent decline.
TLX sedan sales fell 30 percent to 2,812 from 3,986 in June 2015, while ILX demand dropped 33 percent to 1,114 from 1,662 a year earlier.