Honda navigated parts shortages and tight inventories in June to post record U.S. monthly sales. The results helped the automaker achieve its best four-month U.S. sales period in company history, the automaker said.
Four Honda brand crossovers generated record monthly deliveries for June. At Acura, the ILX compact sedan posted its best result in five years, and the luxury brand's RDX and MDX crossovers broke the 10,000-vehicle mark combined.
Average transaction prices were up at Honda, and incentives fell.
Brands: Honda, up 34% to 137,238 in June; Acura, up 32% to 15,884
Notable nameplates: Honda Civic, up 40%; Accord, up 35%; CR-V, up 38%; HR-V, up 87%; Pilot, up 21%; Acura ILX, up 89%; TLX, up 112%; RDX, up 4%; MDX, up 28%
Incentives: $1,874 per vehicle, down 29% from a year earlier, TrueCar says.
Average transaction price: $31,254, up 3.6% from a year earlier, according to TrueCar.
Quote: "While we face more parts supply challenges ahead that will certainly impact our sales, I am humbled by the spirit and commitment of Honda associates," said Dave Gardner, executive vice president of national operations at American Honda.
Did you know? American Honda's passenger-car and light-truck sales rose at a nearly identical pace last month. Sales of Honda and Acura sedans rose 33.3% to 61,154, and deliveries of light trucks rose 34% to 91,968.