(autoinsidernews) - American Honda reported a 0.6 percent increase in November vehicle sales, breaking the previous November record set last year. Honda and Acura brand sales were primarily driven by the automaker's new SUVs, reports Trend.
Our all-new light truck products are off to a strong start said Richard Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. The 2007 Honda CR-V has set a record every month since its introduction in September and the all-new 2007 Acura MDX posted its second best month ever.
Honda Division sales were down 3.0 percent from last year's record November, led by a 51.1 percent increase in Honda CR-V sales. Honda passenger car sales were off 4.6 percent from last year, and the brand's light trucks were off 1.2 percent, despite the increase in CR-V sales.
The Acura Division posted record November sales of 17,200 vehicles, up 23.9 percent, with a 120.3 percent increase in light truck sales offsetting a 10.5 decline in passenger car sales. Sales of the MDX were up 66.8 percent for the month.