American Honda on Tuesday reported record total sales and light-truck sales for the month of November, while car volumes also rose. Total sales rose 11 percent to 133,952, fueled by an 18 percent increase in light-truck sales and a 2.2 percent bump in car sales.
Honda brand sales rose 12 percent as light-truck volume soared 21 percent. Sales of the HR-V crossover more than doubled to 9,461, and each of the brand's other crossovers also saw gains, except the Pilot. The brand's car sales rose a more modest 1.8 percent, led by the Civic and Fit.
The Acura luxury division rose 3.1 percent, with the ILX and TLX sedans and MDX crossover posting gains.
Notable nameplates: Honda HR-V up 123%, CR-V up 7.9%, Ridgeline up 36%, Pilot down 2.6%, Civic up 8.2%, Fit up 304%, Accord down 7%; Acura ILX up 19%, TLX up 5.3%, MDX up 8.2%, RDX down 3.1%.
Incentives: $2,232 per vehicle, up 9.4% from a year earlier, ALG says.
Average transaction price: $28,259, down 2.4% from a year earlier, according to ALG.
Did you know? Honda's crossovers are tracking toward their 10th straight year of growth.