Honda's September sales show a large increase

October 4, 2012 12:00 AM

The sales figures for the month of September continue to roll in, and Honda's numbers are showing a big increase for the automaker. American sales for the car company grew by more than 30 percent over September 2011.

The Accord led all Honda vehicles in sales, moving a total of over 29,000 units for an increase of 56 percent. Large increases were also seen by the Civic and, to a lesser extent, the CR-V.

The large increase may be partially skewed due to the negative effects of last year's tsunami in Japan, reports Business First. Honda had production struggles in the aftermath of the natural disaster. However, the growth is likely due to a wider range of factors than just natural bounce back. Easy vehicle maintenance, good fuel-efficiency and a sleek redesign all contributed to the increase in sales.

"The all-new 2013 Accord hit dealerships in mid-September and our dealers are already seeing a significant increase in customer traffic surrounding the new model," said John Mendel, American Honda executive vice president of sales. "Combined with the strength of key models such as Civic, CR-V and Odyssey, Honda is once again firing on all cylinders as we enter fall."

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