The Honda brand set October records for light trucks and overall sales, American Honda Motor Co. reported Friday.
HR-V subcompact crossover deliveries doubled, when compared with the same period last year, to an all-time monthly record of 10,130. Sales of the compact CR-V grew 20 percent to an October record of 33,344. Those two models carried the brand's overall light-truck volume to an 18 percent gain.
The brand's car sales didn't fare as well, falling 2.1 percent. Bright spots were the Civic compact, up 5 percent to 23,577, and the low-volume Fit, which tripled to 2,800.
The Acura luxury division saw its sales rise 2.4 percent as the MDX midsize crossover and ILX compact car posted gains. Acura light-truck deliveries set an October record of 10,256.
Combined American Honda sales rose 7.6 percent.
Brands: Honda up 8.2%, Acura up 2.4%
Notable nameplates: Honda Civic, up 5%; Fit, up 204%; Accord, down 8.8%; Insight, down 25%; CR-V, up 20%; HR-V, up 104%; Odyssey, down 6.3%; Pilot, down 30%; Passport, 3,649 units (new model); Acura ILX, up 35%; TLX, down 3.3%; MDX, up 10%; RDX, down 4.9%.
Incentives: $2,167 per vehicle, up 10% from a year earlier, ALG says.
Average transaction price: $28,348, down 2.9% from a year earlier, according to ALG.
Quote: "With the Honda CR-V topping the 5 million cumulative sales mark to reaffirm its position as the best-selling crossover for over two decades, it's fitting that Honda crossover and light truck models led Honda to an all-time October sales record," said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of automobile sales at American Honda. "Both the Honda and Acura brands are marching forward as we head into the final two months of the year on pace to see American Honda post a sales increase for 2019."