Honda May 2012 Sales up 47.6%
The Japan Earthquake and Tsunami aftermath proved to be last year’s downfall. This year it provides an easy comparison period.
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG – June 1, 2012
2012 Honda CR-V – $22,295 to start and a 23/31 mpgUS city/highway rating in FWD configuration. And like all Honda’s, never underestimate its fuel economy capability from its EPA rating.
The fourth-generation Honda CR-V debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show late last fall showing off a new styling direction, better fuel economy, added features and new infotainment functionality
All CR-Vs are powered by a 185 HP 2.4L i-VTEC I4 paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle comes standard with Eco Assist, a new feature on the CR-V for 2012, providing feedback to the driver when the vehicle is being operated in an efficient style via "green" visual cues surrounding the speedometer, and a selectable ECON Mode alters operating characteristics of the vehicle to support an efficient driving style.
Standard features include an Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat, a Bluetooth Hands Free phone interface, a full-color intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines. As a first for Honda, every 2012 CR-V includes an SMS text messaging function, which can read received texts from compatible cell phones aloud over the audio system. Another first is the introduction of a Pandora Internet Radio interface, compatible with the Apple iPhone, which works with the vehicle's audio controls and i-MID.
The CR-V is available as an LX model featuring A/C, CC, Bluetooth Hands Free, i-MID, remote entry, a 160-watt 4-speaker audio system and Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS).
The CR-V EX adds an upgraded six-speaker audio system, power moonroof and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The CR-V EX-L adds a leather-trimmed interior, 10-way power driver's seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, 328-watt 7-speaker audio system with XM Radio and more.
Available features for the CR-V EX-L include the Navigation with Voice Recognition and FM Traffic, or a DVD Rear Entertainment System (not available with Navigation). Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System is an available feature on each model.
Honda May 2012 Sales
Honda just minutes ago reported its May 2012 U.S. sales of 133,997 units, an increase of 47.6 percent compared to May 2011. The Honda Division posted May 2012 sales of 119,411 units, an increase of 46.0 percent compared to May 2011. Acura’s U.S. May sales of 14,586 units increased 62.1 percent compared to May 2011.
In the C-Segment, the Civic took hold of the lead with the ancient Corolla grabbing second place. The aging Forte outsold the aging Sentra.
The Camry leads everyone in the D-Segment with the Accord in second place.
Top 10 – May 2012 US Automobile Sales Leaders
The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 26 selling days in May of 2012 and 24 selling days during May of 2011.
Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 127 days for 2012 and 126 days for 2011. All percentages reflect DSR.
Top 10 Sales Leaders items of note: Accord falls from third to sixth. Civic climbs two spots while Corolla falls back one. Malibu and Ram P/U climb one while CR-V falls back three places.
Automobile Manufacturer's US Sales Rank – May 2012 vs. May 2011 Comparison and Total Sales
SAAR is running at approximately 14.2 Million units.
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