Official release from acuranews.com:
Stylish Honda Accord and Civic Lead Honda September Sales; Acura’s Newest Products Continue to Advance Brand Growth
September sales help Honda maintain a 8.7-percent year-to-date sales climb; Civic sales up 6.7 percent
10/01/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.
American Honda today reported September 2013 U.S. sales of 105,563 units, a decrease of 9.9 percent compared with September 2012 (a decrease of 2.1 percent based on the Daily Selling Rate (DSR*)), while year-to-date sales remain up 7.9 percent over 2012. Reflecting Honda’s consistent focus on retail sales, the Honda brand posted September 2013 sales of 93,915 units, a decrease of 8.7 percent compared with September 2012 (a decrease of 0.7 percent based on the DSR). Acura U.S. September sales of 11,648 units decreased 18.9 percent compared with September 2012 (a decrease of 11.9 percent based on the DSR).
• Acura light truck sales including the all-new 2014 MDX and 2014 RDX are up 16.2 percent year to date compared to this point in 2012
• RDX sets 17th successive monthly record, with sales of 3,022 units
• MDX remained the top selling Acura model in September, with sales of 4,539 units
“With the all-new 2014 MDX luxury SUV hitting the sweet spot for upscale family shoppers, Acura is well positioned heading into the fall selling season,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales.
*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 23 days for September 2013 and 25 days for September 2012. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 229 days for 2013 and 230 days for 2012. All other percentages in release are unadjusted; see table for adjusted DSR figures.
1Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how the vehicle is driven and maintained, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors.
|American Acura Vehicle Sales For September 2013|
|2013||2012||% Chg.||2013||2012||% Chg.|
|Acura Division Total||11,648||14,366||-11.9%||120,830||115,773||4.8%|
|Memo: TSX Wagon||141||308||-50.2%||1,632||3,044||-46.2%|
|Memo: ILX Hybrid||108||140||-16.1%||1,236||535||132.0%|
|* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts. ** Daily Selling Rate|
Mariano Rivera bought his first Acura in 1995, the same year he made his Major League debut with the New York Yankees. 18 years later and 19 seasons with the Yankees, Rivera is still a loyal Acura owner, and retires as one of the greatest closing pitchers in the history of baseball.
See the 30-second spot titled ”Legends” featuring Mariano Rivera in the video below.
Acura’s entry into the Russian market will start with just two models, the 2014 MDX and the 2014 RDX. According to a rough translation via their Facebook page, Acura will begin to sell the crossovers early in 2014, and will offer a sedan model later in the year.
Based on the posted photos, there are a few differences on the Russian MDX. The most notable addition is the presence of fog lights which appear on what seems to be the base model. Headlamp washers and roof rails may also come standard, and the genuine olive ash wood trim currently only offered on the Canadian Elite model is seen in the interior photos. There are also some subtle differences in the headlamps and tail lights.
[Source: Acura Russia via Facebook]
This night shoot from Vossen Wheels puts a Basque Red Pearl Acura TL under the Ben Franklin Bridge at Camden Waterfront New Jersey.
The 4G Acura TL sits on Vossen’s Silver Polished VVS-CV5 Wheels – F: 20×10.5 / R: 20×10.5.
Check out the set above or visit vossenwheels.com for super high-res images.
Are there any specific elements of the original NSX that will be retained in the new model? How will you keep the character of the original car?
From the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, NSX Chief Engineer Ted Klaus answers these questions and more in this video from Honda UK.