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Acura USA May 2014 Sales Results

Posted by   on June 3rd, 2014 No comments

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Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

American Honda Sales Increase 9.0 Percent in May

06/03/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • American Honda sets May record for light truck sales
  • Honda Accord, Civic and CR-V each post double digit gains, together selling over 100k units
  • Acura MDX shatters May record, lifts light trucks to best May in division history

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported May 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 152,603 units—an overall increase of 9.0 percent (5.0 percent based on the Daily Selling Rate, or DSR*) compared to May 2013, which showed a similar increase vs. the previous year. The Honda Division posted an increase of 9.8 percent with May sales of 137,928 units. Acura division gained 2.2 percent on May sales of 14,675, with light trucks increasing 32.9 percent for the month on sales of 10,301 units. Year-to-date American Honda sales reached 610,413 units.

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Hot-selling Acura light trucks continued their record-setting pace, combining to achieve the best May sales in division history. The MDX also posted its best May ever, topping sales of over 5900 for the month and up 115.6 percent for the year.  After posting 24 consecutive months of record sales, the RDX netted May sales of 4,299 and gaining 3.8 percent for the year. Monthly sales of both the TL and TSX models reflect very tight supply with the anticipation of the launch of the all-new 2015 Acura TLX later this year.

  • Total Acura division sales increased 2.2 percent over last year on sales of 14,675 units in May
  • Acura trucks led the division with an increase of 32.9 percent on sales of 10,301 for a best-ever May performance
  • MDX also posted its best May with sales up 115.6 percent on sales of 5,997 units

“Acura light trucks continue to exceed even our high expectations, with the MDX posting another record increase in May,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “As dealers and customers anxiously await the all-new TLX, it’s great to see models like the ILX having one of its better months and drawing a new, younger customer to the Acura brand.”

*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 27 days for May 2014 and 26 days for May 2013. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 128 days for 2014 and 127 days for 2013. All other percentages in release are unadjusted; see table for adjusted DSR figures.

American Acura Vehicle Sales for May 2014
Month-to-Date Year-to-Date
May May DSR** May May DSR**
2014 2013 % Chg. 2014 2013 % Chg.
Acura Division Total 14,675 14,364 -1.6% 66,745 63,216 4.8%
TL 1,480 2,682 -46.9% 8,026 12,434 -36.0%
TSX 941 1,948 -53.5% 4,744 7,746 -39.2%
Memo: TSX Wagon 82 191 -58.7% 475 1,010 -53.3%
ILX 1,629 1,709 -8.2% 7,429 9,217 -20.0%
Memo: ILX Hybrid 63 195 -68.9% 227 730 -69.1%
RLX / RL 324 273 14.3% 1,856 1,064 73.0%
Memo: RLX Hybrid 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
MDX 5,997 2,781 107.7% 25,774 14,386 77.8%
ZDX 5 41 -88.3% 53 192 -72.6%
RDX 4,299 4,930 -16.0% 18,864 18,177 3.0%
Selling Days 27 26 128 127
* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts. ** Daily Selling Rate

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2015 Acura MDX On Sale June 3

Posted by   on June 2nd, 2014 2 comments

2015 Acura MDX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Highly Acclaimed and Award-winning Acura MDX Remains the Luxury SUV Standout for 2015

Acura’s hot-selling flagship SUV continues to offer an exceptional blend of luxury, technology, performance and versatility

06/02/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Acura’s award-winning MDX luxury SUV goes on sale June 3, returning for the 2015 model year. The MDX is once again available in two-wheel and Super Handling All-wheel Drive (SH-AWD) drivetrain configurations and four luxuriously-appointed grades. The 2015 MDX starts with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $42,5651.

With 2014 accolades including Autoguide.com “Utility Vehicle of the Year” and a Top Rating from Edmunds.com, to U.S. News & World Report naming the MDX “Best Luxury 3-row SUV for Families” and “#1 Luxury Crossover SUV,” plus Kiplinger’s Personal Finance awarding it the “Best Value Award,” the completely reengineered 2014 MDX debuted to critical acclaim. Discerning luxury SUV customers echoed the critics’ sentiments, purchasing Acura’s seven-passenger luxury SUV in record numbers.

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Acura USA April 2014 Sales Results

Posted by   on May 1st, 2014 1 comment

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Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

American Honda Sales Rise 1.1 Percent in April

05/01/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • CR-V sets new April record as Honda core models anchor on-going retail sales success
  • Acura light trucks set April record, continue unprecedented growth in 2014

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported April 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 132,456 units—an overall increase of 1.1 percent (-2.8 percent based on the Daily Selling Rate, or DSR*)compared to April 2013. The Honda Division also saw in increase of 1.1 percent with April sales of 118,334. Acura division gained 1.6 percent on April sales of 14,122, with light trucks increasing 35.9 percent for the month on sales of 9,536 units.  Year to date American Honda sales reached 457,810.

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Acura light trucks continue to sell well above last year’s pace, led by the hot-selling MDX and RDX. However, vehicle supply is becoming a factor as Acura begins winding down production of TSX and TL models in preparation for the new TLX models, which are scheduled to hit the ground later this year.

  • Acura division sales increased 1.6 percent vs. 2013 with 14,122 units sold in April
  • Acura trucks set a new April sales record with an increase of 35.9 percent on sales of 9,536
  • MDX posted another major increase with sales up 80 percent in April
  • RDX sales increased for an unprecedented 24th month in a row, climbing 6.3 percent

“With RDX posting two solid years of continuous growth and MDX sustaining its hot sales pace, our Acura SUVs continue to set the standard in the luxury light truck segment,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “In a few short months, we will unleash the all-new 2015 Acura TLX to reestablish Acura’s reputation for thrilling luxury performance sedans and establish the Acura brand as a force to be reckoned with in the luxury segment.”

*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 26 days for April 2014 and 25 days for April 2013. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 101 days for 2014 and 101 days for 2013. All other percentages in release are unadjusted; see table for adjusted DSR figures.

American Acura Vehicle Sales for April 2014
Month-to-Date Year-to-Date
April April DSR** April April DSR**
2014 2013 % Chg. 2014 2013 % Chg.
Acura Division Total 14122 13,899 -2.3% 52,070 48,852 6.6%
ILX 1,659 1,894 -15.8% 5,800 7,508 -22.7%
RLX/RL 353 407 -16.6% 1,531 791 93.6%
TL 1,694 2,959 -45.0% 6,546 9,752 -32.9%
TSX 880 1,622 -47.8% 3,803 5,798 -34.4%
MDX 5,180 2,877 73.1% 19,777 11,605 70.4%
RDX 4,344 4,088 2.2% 14,565 13,247 9.9%
ZDX 12 52 -77.8% 48 151 -68.2%
Memo: ILX Hybrid 49 152 -69.0% 164 535 -69.3%
Memo: TSX Wagon 89 206 -58.5% 393 819 -52.0%
Selling Days 26 25 101 101
* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts. ** Daily Selling Rate

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2014 Acura MDX and RDX Selected as Edmunds.com Top Rated Vehicles

Posted by   on April 17th, 2014 No comments

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Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

04/17/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Acura’s dynamic luxury light truck duo, the 2014 MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and the 2014 RDX luxury crossover sport utility vehicle, have been named as Top Rated Vehicles by Edmunds.com.

“This honor from Edmunds confirms what the sales records achieved by MDX and RDX already demonstrate; Acura has the best one-two punch in the luxury marketplace,” said Mike Accavitti, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Acura Division.  “With the five-passenger RDX and new seven-passenger MDX, Acura continues to deliver an outstanding combination of exhilarating performance, great fuel efficiency, extraordinary luxury and value.”

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2015 Acura TLX Unveiled at the 2014 New York International Auto Show

Posted by   on April 16th, 2014 1 comment

2015 Acura TLX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

04/16/2014 – NEW YORK, N.Y.

  • Two new, high-performance engines backed by new 8- and 9-speed transmissions
  • Most advanced dynamic package ever offered by Acura
  • Sophisticated design, premium refinement and extensive luxury appointments

Acura today unveiled the all-new 2015 TLX performance-luxury sedan at the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Developed under the theme of Red Carpet Athlete, the all-new TLX is designed to deliver a unique and compelling blend of sports-sedan athleticism and premium luxury refinement.

“Harnessing the exhilarating power of new engines, new highly-efficient transmissions and next-generation dynamics technology – blended perfectly with impeccable style and luxury – the TLX will deliver a thrill like no other,” said Mike Accavitti, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Acura. “Both the considerable performance capabilities of the TLX and the serious energy and resources brought to the brand from the newly dedicated Acura team herald the start of a new era for Acura.”

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Acura Press Conference Live Streaming from NYIAS 2014

Posted by   on April 16th, 2014 No comments

2015 Acura TLX

Watch the Acura Press Conference Live from the 2014 New York International Auto Show

“The production 2015 Acura TLX will make its world debut during a press conference at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York on Wednesday, April 16 at 1:50 p.m. EDT. Be among the first to see and hear all about this remarkable new car, live, right here.”

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Acura ILX Wins 2014 IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year Award

Posted by   on April 7th, 2014 No comments

2014 Acura ILX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

ILX takes top spot in Premium Compact Passenger Car category

04/07/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The Acura ILX luxury sports sedan has earned the 2014 IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year Award in the Premium Compact Passenger Car category. The IntelliChoice award is based on analysis of every new model sold in the United States and identifies those that have low total ownership costs and lower than expected costs over time when compared to similar models.

“With great performance, premium features and a luxurious interior, ILX is the very definition of value on a luxury scale,” said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of the Acura Division. “This Overall Best Value award demonstrates customers can step into luxury through this great gateway to the Acura lineup of luxury vehicles.”

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Hot selling and Award-winning RDX goes on sale

Posted by   on April 2nd, 2014 1 comment

2015 Acura RDX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

04/02/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The 2015 RDX crossover SUV goes on sale today with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price* (MSRP) starting at $34,895, Acura announced today. Ever popular with customers, the RDX has been a sales hit, posting its 22nd consecutive monthly sales record in February 2014. RDX again earned honors and won the 2014 ALG Residual Value Award by delivering the highest projected three-year resale value of any vehicle in the Premium Compact Utility Vehicle category.*

The 2015 RDX features a 273-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system (available as a $1,400 option). The RDX exterior incorporates an aerodynamically efficient body with Amplitude Reactive Dampers and a motion adaptive electric power steering system.

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