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Honda Canada Celebrates Fourth Consecutive Year of Record Annual Auto Sales

• Honda Canada Inc. and Honda Auto Division set all-time annual sales records
• Acura Division annual sales top 20,000 units for the third consecutive year
• Civic becomes Canada’s best-selling passenger car for the 20th consecutive year
• 95% of HCI vehicles sold in Canada were built in North America

MARKHAM, ON (January 3, 2018) – Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) today reported an annual sales increase of 6% in 2017, on sales of 197,251 units by the Honda and Acura divisions combined, setting an all-time annual sales record for the fourth consecutive year. Honda Automobile Division set a fourth consecutive annual sales record, up 6% over last year, on sales of 176,951 units in 2017. The Acura Division topped 20,000 units sold for the third consecutive year, representing relatively flat sales versus the previous year.

“Looking back on 2017, Honda Canada has much to celebrate. With our key pillar models, namely the Canadian-built Civic and CR-V, firmly planted in their respective segments, we are well-positioned to continue our success and retail sales leadership into the new year,” said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Honda Canada Inc. “As we work toward our 2030 global vision, more than half of all new Honda vehicles launching in Canada in the next two years will be electrified. We’re already off to a strong start with the recent launch of Clarity, Honda’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle in Canada, which is perfectly positioned as a no compromise alternative fuel vehicle.”

“Acura’s RDX luxury SUV served as the brand’s success story last year, driving sales to surpass the coveted 20,000-unit mark for the third consecutive year, despite being in its final product cycle year. Representing the most extensive Acura redesign in more than a decade, the all-new RDX will launch later this year, signaling the beginning of a new era for Acura products inspired by Precision Crafted Performance,” added Leclerc.

2017 Honda Canada Inc. highlights


• Honda Canada set a fourth consecutive all-time annual sales record in 2017 with 197,251 units sold, versus the previous best annual sales of 186,676 units in 2016.
• 2017 sales represent the sixth consecutive year of annual HCI sales increases.


• Honda brand had its best year in company history with 176,951 units sold, exceeding the previous all-time annual record by more than 10,000 units.
• Honda Automobile Division realized six consecutive years of annual sales increases.
• Honda Civic became Canada’s best-selling passenger car in Canada for the 20th consecutive year and reached the two millionth units sold in Canada milestone.
• With eight years of consecutive annual sales growth, Honda CR-V had its best year ever with 50,443 units sold, crossing the 50,000-unit mark for the first time in the model’s history. CR-V also topped 500,000 total cumulative sales in Canada in 2017.
• Honda HR-V set its second consecutive annual sales record with 14,149 units sold.
• Honda Pilot had its best year with 8,905 sales versus the previous best in 2015 with 8,230 sales.


• Acura brand posts third consecutive year of more than 20,000 unit sales.
• Acura RDX had its best year ever with 8,101 units sold versus the previous best in 2016 with 8,047 units sold, marking six years of consecutive sales growth.

About Honda
Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. The company has produced more than eight million cars and light trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada.