Honda Bucks the Trend; Sales Up 1.1%
As expected, Honda dodged the gravitational pull of Black Hole Tuesday. Automotive News [sub] reports Honda's sales rose 1.1 percent [unadjusted] in June, up 4.1% year-to-date. Needless to say (but what the Hell), every single Honda and Acura SUV, truck and van suffered a sales shock. Yup, even the big H couldn't scratch out a sales improvement; sales of the new big-nosed Pilot were down 21 percent for the month. Once again, the Honda Civic and [ Edmunds' AutoObserver's "future flop"] Accord narrowly beat Ford's F-series for the "most likely to get bought" sobriquet. Both Honda cars racked-up almost 40k sales apiece. Fit sales are up 100 percent– despite the model being on its last legs. It's a great time to be a maker of four-cylinder cars. It's an even better time not to be reliant on trucks and SUVs to make your nut.
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