U.S. Honda light trucks find silver lining in tough third quarter for auto industry


Despite continued industry-wide supply issues that slowed September sales, Honda posted a solid 3rd quarterly sales results driven by strong demand for light trucks. Sales of the scorching Civic sedan are limited only by the single-digit day supply.

  • HR-V and Passport post all-time bestsellers in all three quarters in 2021; while Pilot posted its best third quarter since 2018.
  • The CR-V Hybrid remains strong as supply issues limit the gasoline model.
  • Sales of Honda electrified vehicles set a new annual sales record (82,446) in the third quarter; The Insight hybrid sedan set a sales record in September.
  • The Civic Hatchback went on sale at the end of September, to further strengthen the Civic lineup, with the very first American (Indiana) production to increase sales volume.
The all-new Honda Civic 2022 continues to set the standard for small car safety with the highest possible IIHS rating: TOP SAFETY PICK +.

The refreshed Passport ’22, launched later this year, demonstrates its true off-road capability with a more rugged exterior design and a new TrailSport Edition, the new halo for Honda light trucks.

Acura continued to overcome supply issues with a strong 3rd quarter led by rising sedan sales to stay on track for an annual sales increase in 2021.

  • Supported by the all-new Type S variant, sales of the Acura TLX (1952) reached the best September since 2018 and the best third quarter since 2016.
  • RDX Resists Supply Issues to Post September Best Sales since 2018 (4,915) and Best Third Quarter since 2018; The all-new MDX 2022 remains in high demand, but supply issues related to the microchip issue are slowing sales.

With a quieter cabin and a re-tuned suspension, the redesigned Acura RDX ’22 arriving in November is the most dynamic, comfortable and refined Acura 5-passenger SUV ever.

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