Due to a fluke in the calendar, auto dealerships such as Phoenix AZ Used Cars were open three fewer days this April than in the same month last year, meaning sales of many vehicles had trouble matching their past year’s performance—but not the new 2012 Honda CR-V. In fact, Honda’s redesigned crossover just posted its highest April sales total ever, with 23,267 deliveries. It was an increase of 9 percent over April 2011 and a 22.6 percent gain on a daily selling basis.
Honda CR-V Denver said it’s strong evidence of a growing Honda renaissance here in this country, where a number of the company’s products turned in sparkling April sales figures. According to Honda Edmonton AB, the Honda Accord posted a 25.6 percent increase in volume last month, representing 35,385 deliveries and the No. 2 spot on April’s list of best-selling cars. And remember, the Accord is at the very end of its life cycle, with the brand-new model slated to arrive this fall.
“With double-digit sales growth in April, the Accord continues to be the retail sales leader in the mid-size segment,” said John Mendel, American Honda executive vice president of sales. “As other manufacturers resort to fleet sales, the quality and value of the Honda Accord continues to win new customers even as we prepare to launch an all-new model this fall.”
Also attracting plenty of customers at College Station Honda Dealers in April were the Honda Civic Hybrid, garnering a 533.1 percent sales leap on 766 deliveries, and the Honda Odyssey, which benefited from a 5.2 percent improvement and 10,476 sales.