Honda reports sales dip in October

The Acura RDX, which is assembled at Honda’s facility in Marysville, saw sales jump 75 percent compared to October 2017./Submitted by Honda
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The Acura RDX, which is assembled at Honda’s facility in Marysville, saw sales jump 75 percent compared to October 2017./Submitted by Honda

Honda sales fell 4 percent in October compared to the same month in 2017, according to recent sales figures released by the company.

Sales for the company through the first 10 months of this year are down about 2 percent compared to last year, although Honda hit an all-time sales record in 2017. Even though sales are down compared to last year, Honda said it was the company’s fourth best October sales month of all time.

The auto maker, which is one of the region’s largest employers, also reported several bright spots. Honda saw truck sales climb slightly more than 5 percent compared to the same month last year. The Acura RDX, which is assembled at Honda’s facility in Marysville, saw sales jump 75 percent compared to October 2017.

“With production across our entire Honda and Acura lineups in alignment to meet true consumer demand, we continue to achieve steady and sustainable results as we enter the final two months of the year,” said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division in a news release.

While the company’s truck sales are up about 5 percent for the year so far compared to 2017, car sales are down almost 10 percent.

Sales of the company’s Accord sedan are down almost 14 percent through the first 10 months of the year. Sales of the compact Civic sedan are down about 12 percent so far this year.

About 1,400 workers from Clark and Champaign counties work for the automaker, and it employs about approximately 14,500 Ohioans overall.

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