Acura USA July 2015 Sales Report

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Honda and Acura Trucks Combine for New American Honda Sales Record as Company Reports Robust July 2015 Sales Gains

Aug 3, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • American Honda shattered its previous July truck sales record set in 2006, climbing 13.2 percent on sales of 70,613 units leading an overall 7.7 percent increase for the month
  • Honda CR-V has best-ever July with 31,785 units sold for an increase of 11.4 percent
  • Acura RDX jumps 29.6 percent on sales of 4,577 for another July record
  • Acura ILX also has best July with sales up 30.6 percent, joining TLX to boost Acura cars more than 100 percent for the month

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported an increase of 7.7 percent in July 2015, on sales of 146,324 Honda and Acura vehicles. Honda and Acura trucks led the July sales gain, combining for a 13.2 percent increase on sales of 70,613 vehicles. Honda Division sales rose 6.5 percent overall on sales of 131,409 units, while Acura reported a gain of 19.5 percent with 14,915 vehicles sold in July.

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With a nearly 20 percent overall gain, sedans continue to evolve into one of the key Acura brand success stories. The recently refreshed ILX steps up with a best-ever July, combining with a still-streaking TLX to push Acura cars up 101.7 percent for the month. The RDX showed renewed strength as it set a new July benchmark with a nearly 30 percent gain, while the MDX is working through inventory issues.

  • The redesigned ILX posted a second straight monthly record, gaining 30.6 percent on sales of 1,613 units
  • The refreshed RDX continued its gains, jumping 29.6 percent with sales of 4,577 units in July
  • Acura sedan sales totaled 5,361 in July, up 101.7 percent for the month.

“With Acura sedan sales continuing to strengthen, the Acura brand is on its strongest footing in years,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. “With both sedans and trucks clicking with luxury buyers Acura is on pace for our best sales year in nearly a decade.”

American Acura Vehicle Sales for July 2015
Month-to-Date Year-to-Date
July July DSR** July July DSR**
2015 2014 % Chg. 2015 2014 % Chg.
Acura Division Total 14,915 12,480 19.5% 102,002 90,431 12.8%
ILX 1,613 1,235 30.6% 10,084 9,592 5.1%
RLX/RL 213 208 2.4% 1,413 2,292 -38.4%
TL 3 736 -99.6% 84 9,752 -99.1%
TLX 3,530 0 0.0% 25,702 0 0.0%
TSX 2 479 -99.6% 30 5,904 -99.5%
MDX 4,977 6,283 -20.8% 34,397 36,947 -6.9%
RDX 4,577 3,532 29.6% 30,290 25,881 17.0%
ZDX 0 7 -100.0% 2 63 -96.8%
*** ILX Hybrid 0 35 -100.0% 19 306 -93.8%
*** RLX Hybrid 28 0 0.0% 147 0 0.0%
*** TSX Wagon 0 57 -100.0% 2 599 -99.7%
Selling Days 26 26 178 178
* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts
** Daily Selling Rate
*** Memo line items are included in the respective model total

[Source: Acura]

Video: 1991 Acura NSX Unveiled as New Clarion Builds Project

Following the success of their first restoration, a 1974 BMW 2002, Clarion Builds has announced that they have selected a 1991 Acura NSX as their next project car:

“Clarion introduces the highly-anticipated, next major undertaking of its Clarion Builds program, the restoration and modification of a legendary year-one 1991 Acura NSX. Following the same principles as Clarion Builds’ inaugural build of the iconic 1974 BMW 2002 (check out our videos on YouTube), Clarion will partner with several hand-selected services and parts providers, as well as specialists that cater to the NSX community and automotive enthusiasts, to bring this tired, 230,000+ mile “everyday supercar” into the 21st century with regards to its electronics, engine, suspension, and everything in between, while staying true to the car’s timeless original design and iconic driving dynamics.” – Clarion USA

See the unveiling video below and follow the entire build process on Clarion USA’s YouTube Channel.

[Source: Clarion USA via YouTube]

Snapshots: New Acura NSX in Austria

Last week we reported sightings of the new Acura NSX testing in Europe with the latest photo coming from the streets of Innsbruck Austria. We were able to track down the photographer named Manuel, a car enthusiast from Innsbruck, and he was able to provide a few more shots of the cars. Manuel told us, “I’ve seen 3(NSX), one with camo, one hand built, and one finished production car.”

Check out the snapshots in the gallery above and follow Manuel on Instagram for more – @manu_blitz.

[Source: @manu_blitz via Instgram]

Gallery: 2015 Acura TLX on Vossen VFS2 Wheels

We’ve had a lot of Acura TLX and Vossen Wheels galleries, but we couldn’t resist sharing another set submitted by Kevin Uy Photography. Shot in beautiful downtown Vancouver, the Crystal Black Pearl TLX is sporting the OEM Aero Kit and Vossen Silver Polished VFS2 Wheels.

[Source: Kevin Uy Photography, Burrard Acura]

Acura Sedans Earn Top NHTSA Safety Ratings

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Entire Acura Sedan Model Line Earns Top NHTSA Safety Ratings as 2016 Acura ILX Sedan Achieves 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score

Jul 21, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Acura continues to advance its leadership in safety performance among luxury brands with the 2016 ILX becoming the latest Acura sedan to earn a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The 2016 Acura ILX joins the flagship RLX luxury sedani and the TLX performance-luxury sedan in earning an NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA.

“As the gateway to the Acura sedan lineup, it is important the 2016 Acura ILX offer advanced safety technologies along with outstanding performance and luxury refinement,” said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager, Acura Division. “Acura has always been an industry leader in safety performance and we are proud the entire Acura sedan model line received the top safety ratings from NHTSA.”

One aspect of Acura’s safety performance leadership is the availability of the AcuraWatch™ suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies on all models. AcuraWatch™ includes features like Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (including Forward Collision Warning), Road Departure Mitigation, a Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, as well as Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist System, with sensor-fusion technology that enables new capabilities, including pedestrian sensing. AcuraWatch™ can help improve the driver’s situational awareness and, in certain circumstances, can intervene to help avoid a collision or mitigate its severity. The 2016 Acura ILX offers autonomous emergency braking technology at the most affordable price point within the luxury segment.

The Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure is another element of the Acura safety leadership strategy. Incorporated in the 2016 ILX, the next-generation ACE™ design utilizes a network of connected structural elements to help distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle, enhancing occupant protection and crash compatibility in front collisions. Unlike most conventional designs that direct frontal crash energy only to the lower load-bearing structures in the front end, Next-Generation ACE™ actively channels frontal crash energy to both upper and lower structural elements. The front wheelhouse upper member, front pillar, side sill and front floor frame are the main areas that were reinforced to improve performance in small-offset frontal collisions on the 2016 ILX.

Reimagined for the 2016 model year with significant styling, performance and feature updates, the ILX is a part of the industry’s fastest-growing sedan lineup, with Acura sedans enjoying a 28 percent year-over-year sales increase through June 2015. The ILX caught the attention of Edmunds.com as it recently earned the 2015 Best Retained Value® model-level award and won entry luxury comparison tests from both AutoGuide and The Car Connection.

For More Information

Consumer information is available at www.acura.com. To join the Acura community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/Acura. Additional media information including pricing, features and high-resolution photography is available at acuranews.com/channels/acura-automobiles.

[Source: Acura]

Video: New Acura NSX Spotted in Europe

While the next generation Acura NSX makes its road tour across America, it seems prototype testing has continued on the European front.

In a video recently uploaded by YouTube user SupercarsAction, a camouflaged NSX prototype with European plates is seen in a mountainous region accompanied by a Porsche Turbo S. The only other information provided is that the NSX is “testing in the alps”.

Oddly enough the video also contains still shots of an uncovered black NSX with European plates and Acura badges.

Check out the 24-second video below.

[Source: SupercarsAction via YouTube]