The CR-V remains Honda's hottest seller.
Any automaker that isn't seeing an uptick in sales figures right now has got to be concerned. Virtually all brands are reporting positive results halfway through the year and, in some cases, record-breaking numbers. American Honda is the latest automaker to reveal its sales figures for June 2021 and for the first half of the year. Despite parts supply issues, Honda managed its best four-month sales period in the history of the company as well as a new record for the month of June with 137,238 vehicles sold. The HR-V, CR-V, Pilot, and Passport all set new June records as Honda's truck sales surpassed 81,000 units.
The best-selling Honda in June was the CR-V which found 36,564 homes. It was followed by the Civic (32,677 units, despite the imminent arrival of the all-new Civic), the Accord (20,782), and the Pilot (14,714). Just behind the Pilot was the HR-V at 14,019 sales. The Ridgeline, which we consider possibly the most underrated truck in the US, sold 2,806 units. In total, Honda sold 745,126 vehicles in the first half of the year, a year-on-year increase of 38.9 percent.
"While we face more parts supply challenges ahead that will certainly impact our sales, I am humbled by the spirit and commitment of Honda associates across sales, production, R&D and purchasing who continue their efforts to serve our customers," said Dave Gardner, executive vice president of National Operations at American Honda.
Notably, electrified Hondas also set a new first-half record with 2,157 sales of the Insight in June 2021.
Honda's luxury division, Acura, also had a good second quarter. Inventories were tight but 15,884 Acuras were still sold in June. Acura's SUVs performed especially well with 5,638 RDX sales and 5,077 sales of the MDX. Demand for the new 2022 MDX surpassed supply. The sporty new TLX sedan helped boost sales of this model line to 3,048 units in June, an increase of 111.8% over the previous month. The smaller ILX moved 2,093 units in June and the NSX supercar found just 16 buyers.