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

[Source: Acura]

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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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2015 Acura TLX GT Pirelli World Challenge Debut Delayed

Posted by  on May 30th, 2014 1 comment

2015 Acura TLX GT

Those looking to see the 2015 Acura TLX GT make its late season debut at the Pirelli World Challenge this weekend will be disappointed to hear they will have to wait a bit longer:

“Unfortunately, our program suffered a serious setback yesterday afternoon during final testing which immediately ended our chances of making our debut in Detroit as promised.

Everyone involved in this exciting project feels just terrible right now. We were so looking forward to competing for the first time against all of the incredible Pirelli World Challenge GT teams this weekend.

We also feel bad for letting down our fans. Please accept our apologies and understand we will get this TLX GT tuned up and we will be on track just as soon as we can!” - RealTimeRacing

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Gallery: NSX Club Europe Tour 2014

Posted by  on May 29th, 2014 No comments

NSX Club Europe Tour 2014

Whether it wears an Acura or a Honda badge, the admiration and passion for the NSX is worldwide. While the number of NSX owners may not be as strong on the European side, the love for this machine is still definitely present.

NSX Club Europe recently brought together 33 NSXs from all over the continent, and that’s a huge turnout from their perspective. But this was not your typical meet up, this was a carefully planned three day tour that took them to three countries, two legendary race tracks and the Autobahn.

Here’s how it went down:

“The route we set out would take us to Spa-Francorchamps, where the Spa Classic was held An event where all kind of race cars from bygone times would meet and go head to head again. From there we would drive to our hotel in Luxemburg. On Saturday a navigated drive to the Nurburgring was planned. On the (in)famous track, a VLN race was held. On the agenda for Sunday where long Autobahn straights, directly to Europe’s biggest Honda gathering, HondaFest. With these ingredients on the table, NSX owners from all over Europe started to subscribe. 10 from The Netherlands, 9 from the United Kingdom, 4 from Norway, 2 from Austria, France and Luxemburg, and one from Belgium, Croatia and Switzerland. And we were honored to welcome five special guests from Japan, of which the President of the NSX Club of Japan, Hirofumi Tomiyoshi.” - NSX Club Europe

Visit nsxclubeurope.com for more photos and coverage from NSX Club Europe Tour 2014.

[Source: NSX Club EuropeA.v.G PhotographyRomain Farrands]

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Rendered: RonJon Sport Design 2015 Acura TLX Type RJ

Posted by  on May 28th, 2014 No comments

RonJon Sport Design 2015 Acura TLX Type RJ

Have a look at some potential aftermarket parts coming up for the 2015 Acura TLX from RonJon Sport Design. Click here for a 900×490 image.

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Video: Peter Cunningham Previews the 2014 Racing Season

Posted by  on May 23rd, 2014 No comments

Peter Cunningham Previews the 2014 Racing Season

“RealTime Racing(tm) owner and driver, Peter Cunningham, drives the all-new TLX and talks about the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge.”

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Snapshot: A Game of Hide-and-Seek with the Acura NSX and TL

Posted by  on May 22nd, 2014 No comments

1995 Acura NSX, 2010 Acura TL

WARNING: Do not attempt this hiding spot unless your vehicle’s height is ridiculously low.

Check out the AcuraZine build threads of these cars in the links below:

NSX Build Thread: Stance Acquired v2.0 NSX edition
TL Build Thread: My TL lowered on VIP Modular Wheels VXS 110 and few upgrades

[Source: AcuraZine]

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NSX Concept to Take Stage on Honda’s Interactive Stand at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

Posted by  on May 20th, 2014 No comments

Honda at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

Official release from Honda European Media Newsroom:

20.05.2014

Civic Type R and NSX concepts to take centre stage on Honda’s interactive stand at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

- UK debut of latest Civic Type R and NSX concepts
- Visitors to the Honda stand can race remote controlled Type R and NSX Concept models around a specially designed track
- Honda off-road motorcycle experience to teach the basics of riding on dirt

The latest concept models of the much-anticipated Civic Type R and NSX will make their first public appearance in the UK at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Taking centre stage for Honda (UK) at the Festival ahead of their launch next year, these models point to a very exciting 2015 for Honda, which will also see the marque return to Formula 1.

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