American Honda Sales Climb 13.8 Percent in September 2007 on Strength of All-New Honda Accord, Light Trucks

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Honda CR-V, Honda Odyssey, Honda Fit; Acura MDX and Acura RDX set new September records

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc., posted record September sales of 127,200 Honda and Acura vehicles, up 13.8 percent on a daily-selling-rate basis*, the company announced today. American Honda year-to-date sales totaled 1,193,520, up 2.8 percent on a daily-selling-rate basis*.

Honda Division posted record September sales of 112,831, up 17.5 percent compared to last year. September records for individual models included the Honda CR-V with sales of 19,769, up 68.7 percent for the month; the Honda Odyssey with sales of 16,464, up 24.2 percent for the month; and Honda Fit sales of 4,565, up 139.1 percent for the month. Honda Accord sales increased 31.2 percent to 35,031. Honda Division total truck sales of 48,120, up 15.3 percent, set a new September record.

"The mid-September launch of the all-new Accord helped increase sales momentum for both the model and the Honda brand," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda. "The diverse lineup of Honda cars and light trucks has become the strongest and most competitive in the company's history."

Acura Division posted sales of 14,369 with new September records set for the Acura MDX and Acura RDX sport utility vehicles. Sales of the MDX increased 34.1 percent to 5,162; RDX sales increased 19.1 percent to 1,951. Overall, Acura light-truck sales increased by 29.6 percent to 7,113. September sales of the TL luxury performance sedan totaled 4,324; the Acura TSX sports sedan totaled 2,574.

*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 25 days for September 2007, versus 26 days for September 2006. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 230 days for 2007 and 2006. All percentages reflect DSR.

American Honda Vehicle Sales For September 2007

                            Month-to-Date                  Year-to-Date
                  September  September   DSR**   September  September  DSR**
                      2007      2006    % Chg.      2007       2006   % Chg.
  American Honda
   Total              127,200  116,226  13.8%    1,193,520  1,160,510   2.8%
    Total Car Sales    71,967   67,112  11.5%      677,779    665,012   1.9%
    Total Truck
     Sales             55,233   49,114  17.0%      515,741    495,498   4.1%
      Honda Total
       Car Sales       64,711   56,495  19.1%      601,484    556,366   8.1%
      Honda Total
       Truck Sales     48,120   43,408  15.3%      455,310    455,054   0.1%
      Acura Total
       Car Sales        7,256   10,617 -28.9%       76,295    108,646 -29.8%
      Acura Total
       Truck Sales      7,113    5,706  29.6%       60,431     40,444  49.4%
  Domestic Car
   Sales*              58,015   53,204  13.4%      552,810    529,616   4.4%
    Honda Division     53,691   47,870  16.6%      507,738    475,342   6.8%
    Acura Division      4,324    5,334 -15.7%       45,072     54,274 -17.0%
  Domestic Truck
   Sales *             40,514   36,929  14.1%      367,040    379,474  -3.3%
    Honda Division     33,401   31,223  11.3%      306,609    339,030  -9.6%
    Acura Division      7,113    5,706  29.6%       60,431     40,444  49.4%
  Import Car Sales     13,952   13,908   4.3%      124,969    135,396  -7.7%
    Honda Division     11,020    8,625  32.9%       93,746     81,024  15.7%
    Acura Division      2,932    5,283 -42.3%       31,223     54,372 -42.6%
  Import Truck Sales   14,719   12,185  25.6%      148,701    116,024  28.2%
    Honda Division     14,719   12,185  25.6%      148,701    116,024  28.2%
  MODEL BREAKOUTS BY DIVISION
  Honda Division
   Total              112,831   99,903  17.5%    1,056,794  1,011,420   4.5%
     Fit                4,565    1,986 139.1%       41,085     20,302 102.4%
    Accord *           35,031   27,759  31.2%      301,879    278,422   8.4%
     Memo:  Accord
      Hybrid              229      389 -38.8%        2,808      4,637 -39.4%
    Civic *            24,752   26,331  -2.2%      254,955    251,543   1.4%
     Memo:  Civic
      Hybrid            2,092    2,508 -13.3%       23,828     24,349  -2.1%
    S2000                 363      400  -5.6%        3,552      5,391 -34.1%
    Insight                 0       19                   3        708 -99.6%
    FCX                     0        0                  10          0
    Odyssey  *         16,464   13,790  24.2%      130,267    139,378  -6.5%
    Pilot *             6,191   10,001 -35.6%       95,463    119,337 -20.0%
    CR-V *             19,769   12,185  68.7%      167,223    116,024  44.1%
    Element *           2,403    3,969 -37.0%       27,965     41,702 -32.9%
    Ridgeline           3,293    3,463  -1.1%       34,392     38,613 -10.9%
  Acura Division
   Total               14,369   16,323  -8.4%      136,726    149,090  -8.3%
    RSX                     1    1,385 -99.9%          295     15,397 -98.1%
    TL *                4,324    5,334 -15.7%       45,072     54,274 -17.0%
    TSX                 2,574    2,882  -7.1%       26,007     29,837 -12.8%
    RL                    357    1,015 -63.4%        4,919      9,081 -45.8%
    NSX                     0        1                   2         57 -96.5%
    MDX *               5,162    4,002  34.1%       42,954     37,379  14.9%
    RDX  *              1,951    1,704  19.1%       17,477      3,065 470.2%
  Selling Days             25       26                 230        230

    * Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic and global sourced
      parts.
   ** Daily Selling Rate

                              Month-to-Date                Year-to-Date
                  September  September   DSR**   September  September  DSR**
                    2007       2006     % Chg.     2007        2006   % Chg.
  Hybrid            2,321      2,916    -17.2%    26,639     29,694   -10.3%

For more information about Honda vehicles, please visit http://www.honda.com/.
For more information about Acura vehicles, please visit http://www.acura.com/.

Source: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

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