American Honda's light trucks posted their best-ever U.S. sales for October, up 6.5 percent from a year ago.
American Honda saw strong U.S. sales in October from its Acura brand, but a 14 percent drop in overall car sales pulled the company's volume down by 4.1 percent to 122,182.
Acura sales were bolstered by the all-new 2019 midsize RDX, helping the brand's light trucks set a new October sales record, up 15 percent.
The freshened Honda Pilot's sales jumped 31 percent, marking the midsize crossover's best October on record. American Honda's light trucks posted their best-ever October sales, up 6.5 percent from a year ago.
Sales of the midsize Honda Accord sedan slipped 11 percent, while the compact Civic, even with a refreshed 2019 model that went on sale Oct. 10, saw its sales fall 26 percent year-over-year.
For the first 10 months of the year, American Honda's sales are down 2.2 percent from the same period in 2017.
Brands: Honda down 5.3%, Acura up 7.3%
Notable nameplates: Accord down 11%, Civic down 26%, Honda CR-V up 0.2%, Honda Odyssey up 15%, Pilot up 31%, RDX up 75%, Acura TLX down 15%
Incentives: $2,018 per vehicle, up 4.3% from a year earlier, ALG says
Average transaction price: $28,845 up 4.6% from a year earlier, according to ALG
Quote: "With production across our entire Honda and Acura lineups in alignment to meet true consumer demand, we continue to achieve steady and sustainable results as we enter the final two months of the year," Henio Arcangeli, senior vice president of American Honda Automobile Division, said in a statement.
Did you know? Honda's electrified vehicles in October had the best month on record with total sales of 6,315. Retail sales of electrified vehicles also exceeded 6,000 for the second straight month.