February proved to be a successful month for Honda, as the automaker posted sales of 98,059 units, an increase of 21.6 percent compared to February 2010. The jump also marks the fifth straight month of double-digit sales increases for American Honda.
Honda’s sales leaders were light trucks, namely the CR-V which tallied sales of 19,096, the all-new Odyssey, up 17.3 percent to 8,744; the Pilot, up 23.3 percent to 8,224; and the Element, up 35.0 percent to 1,241. And while light trucks continued to see increasing demand, Honda’s hands down best-selling vehicle was the Accord with sales of 22,916, up 2.0 percent.
“Honda models available with four-wheel drive like the CR-V and Pilot saw sales increase significantly in February as people looked for ways to outsmart the bad weather,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. “The versatile, efficient and capable CR-V continues to solidify its position as the best-selling* SUV in America by setting a new monthly record.”
For a complete look at last month’s sales, see the chart posted below.