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 Date: October 15, 2007 08:59
 Submitted by:  danielgr
 Source: Honda EU PR
 Credibility Rating: N/A


1. Honda Achieves Record Monthly Worldwide Auto Production and Record Growth Across Europe

For the month of August, Honda announced that worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 25th consecutive month (since August 2005). Production in Europe increased 28.1% for the month of August to 13,898 units. For the period of January to August 2007, production in Europe increased by 18.4% to 149,442 units, compared with the same period last year.

According to the ACEA, Honda has achieved the highest growth in Europe of all car manufacturers operating in this market for the period of January to August 2007, with an increase of 15.4% to a record 211, 852 cars compared with the same period in 2006. Honda's market share has increased from 1.7% in 2006 to 2.0% in 2007.

2. Honda at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Accord Tourer Concept and the new generation of Honda diesel engines, i-DTEC made their world debuts at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The Honda Accord Tourer Concept provides a strong indication of the design direction of the forthcoming, all-new generation Accord range, set to debut in mid-2008. The all-new Accord range will boast one of the first all-Euro 5-compliant engine line-ups, including a newly developed 2.2-litre i-DTEC next-generation diesel engine. Compared to the current Accord engine line-up, power output will be boosted and emissions and fuel economy significantly improved.

The twin themes of Honda's stand at this year's event were "Sports" and "Environment". On display were the Small Hybrid Sports Concept, Honda's next-generation clean diesel engine, the production Civic Hybrid and the FCX Concept to demonstrate Honda's advanced environmental technologies. The "Sports" area of the stand included Honda's current F1 racing car, the RA107, alongside Civic Type R and Honda S2000 production models.

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3. Civic Hybrid Tops VCD Environmental Car Ratings for Second Consecutive Year

The Civic Hybrid has been named Germany's most ecological car by the respected Verkehrsclub Deutschland (VCD: a major transport and environment organisation in Germany) in its Environmental Car Ratings for 2007-2008. As part of its rating process the VCD sought out the quietest vehicles with the lowest fuel consumption and the lowest level of emissions. The Civic Hybrid met all the organisation's requirements for environmental compatibility and comfortable driving, and it was highly rated for its outstanding quietness. This is the second year running that the VCD has chosen the Civic Hybrid as its environmental winner.

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Honda European CAR SALES - August 07

By COUNTRY

Aug 07

Aug 06

07/06%

Jan-Aug 07

Jan-Aug 06

07/06%

Austria

326

344

-5.2%

3,202

2,952

8.5%

Belgium (inc.Lxbg)

373

330

13.0%

4,177

3,928

6.3%

Denmark

276

269

2.6%

2,870

1,788

60.5%

Finland

556

481

15.6%

5,301

4,301

23.3%

France

845

722

17.0%

10,424

7,838

33.0%

Germany

3,539

4,174

-15.2%

29,247

30,799

-5.0%

Greece

675

465

45.2%

4,572

3,511

30.2%

Ireland

307

211

45.5%

3,655

3,231

13.1%

Italy

1,090

1,050

3.8%

19,095

16,611

15.0%

Netherlands

482

396

21.7%

4,519

3,270

38.2%

Portugal

481

450

6.9%

4,414

3,539

24.7%

Spain

973

1,199

-18.8%

15,901

11,748

35.4%

Sweden

573

319

79.6%

4,433

2,661

66.6%

UK

3,028

4,084

-25.9%

66,962

63,184

6.0%

EU - 15

13,524

14,494

-6.7%

178,772

159,361

12.2%

Iceland

102

52

96.2%

762

715

6.6%

Norway

296

264

12.1%

3,475

2,214

57.0%

Switzerland

716

647

10.7%

6,013

5,890

2.1%

EFTA

1,114

963

15.7%

10,250

8,819

16.2%

EU - 15 + EFTA

14,638

15,457

-5.3%

189,022

168,180

12.4%

Bulgaria

37

28

32.1%

279

173

61.3%

Cyprus

235

175

34.3%

1,759

1,753

0.3%

Czech Rep

178

171

4.1%

2,074

1,661

24.9%

Estonia

327

251

30.3%

2,560

1,415

80.9%

Hungary

366

340

7.6%

3,240

2,577

25.7%

Latvia

283

147

92.5%

1,915

875

118.9%

Lithuania

130

62

109.7%

859

471

82.4%

Malta

29

13

123.1%

151

121

24.8%

Poland

1,119

847

32.1%

8,763

6,200

41.3%

Romania

236

28

742.9%

1,155

317

264.4%

Slovakia

101

89

13.5%

1,099

969

13.4%

Slovenia

120

88

36.4%

886

804

10.2%

EU 10 New Members

3,161

2,239

41.2%

24,740

17,336

42.7%

European Union

16,685

16,733

-0.3%

203,512

176,697

15.2%

Total EU(EU+EFTA)

17,799

17,696

0.6%

213,762

185,516

15.2%

Croatia

99

79

25.3%

927

655

41.5%

Israel

563

407

38.3%

6,194

3,582

72.9%

Russia

3,103

1,639

89.3%

19,770

9,479

108.6%

Turkey

1,486

1,713

-13.3%

12,708

11,034

15.2%

Ukraine

691

217

218.4%

4,131

1,873

120.6%

Others

356

203

75.4%

2,128

1,405

51.5%

Total EU Others

6,298

4,258

47.9%

45,858

28,028

63.6%

TOTAL EUROPE

24,097

21,954

9.8%

259,620

213,544

21.6%

By MODEL

Aug 07

Aug 06

07/06%

Jan-Aug 07

Jan-Aug 06

07/06%

Jazz

4,362

6,067

-28.1%

50,182

56,857

-11.7%

Civic - All Models

9,769

7,713

26.7%

100,848

72,185

39.7%

Diesel

1,599

1,571

1.8%

21,458

20,449

4.9%

Hybrid

776

328

136.6%

6,796

2,428

179.9%

Accord - All Models

3,057

3,461

-11.7%

32,062

30,029

6.8%

Diesel

569

1,099

-48.2%

10,472

11,206

-6.6%

CR-V

5,279

2,536

108.2%

59,295

32,266

83.8%

Diesel

2,162

1,148

88.3%

29,906

16,579

80.4%

FR-V

832

1,160

-28.3%

10,210

12,806

-20.3%

Diesel

333

564

-41.0%

4,702

6,786

-30.7%

S2000

27

52

-48.1%

849

1,091

-22.2%

City

627

619

1.3%

4,586

6,569

-30.2%

Legend

138

280

-50.7%

1,296

348

272.4%

Other models

6

66

-90.9%

292

1,393

-79.0%

TOTAL EUROPE

24,097

21,954

9.8%

259,620

213,544

21.6%

Diesel

4,663

4,382

6.4%

66,538

55,020

20.9%

Diesel Ratio

19.4%

20.0%

25.6%

25.8%

EU produced

13,261

10,074

31.6%

145,331

103,084

41.0%

EU Ratio

55.0%

45.9%

56.0%

48.3%

NB: Source Honda


Last edited by JeffX on October 15, 2007 11:02

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