TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2007 Driven by yearly record sales of light trucks and the TSX sports sedan, Acura surpassed the 200,000-unit sales mark for the second consecutive year, the luxury division announced today. Year-end Acura sales totaled 201,223 units, down just 3.7 percent from a year ago (based on the daily selling rate).
Meanwhile, December Acura sales of 19,056 units were up 6.3 percent compared to last year, fueled by strong demand for the all-new RDX turbocharged SUV and MDX luxury SUV. MDX posted strong December sales of 6,227, up 17.1 percent from a year ago.
“To break the 200,000-unit sales barrier in consecutive years for Acura is a great accomplishment,” said Dick Colliver, executive vice president, sales. “We look forward to an even stronger year in 2007, especially after the momentum we built in November and December of 2006.”
2006 Acura sales highlights included:
- An Acura total light-truck record of 63,285 units sold, eclipsing the previous mark of 59,505 set in 2004.
- A fourth consecutive year of record sales for the TSX sports sedan with 38,035 units, surpassing the record of 34,856 set in 2005 and a 9.5-percent increase over a year ago.
- The performance luxury sedan TL continuing as Acura’s top-selling model, recording annual sales of 71,348 units.