Honda’s China business posts 22.3% YoY jump in Oct. deliveries
Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Honda Motor Co.,Ltd. said its China deliveries jumped 22.3% over a year earlier to 180,655 units in October, for the fourth month in a row achieving highest-ever monthly sales.
Breeze; photo credit: GAC Honda
GAC Honda delivered 85,520 vehicles last month, up 25.8% year over year. It was also the best Oct. sales the joint venture ever achieved.
A total of five models—the Accord, the Vezel, the Breeze, the Crider and the Fit—from GAC Honda has a delivery volume exceeding 10,000 units. In particular, the deliveries of the Accord topped 20,000 units.
GAC Honda saw its 8 millionth vehicle roll off the production line on October 30, fewer than 16 months after the 7 millionth one being produced. The joint venture said the inspiring milestone stemmed from the efforts it made to improve product quality, update technologies, strengthen brand building, promote innovative marketing system and perfect service quality.
Civic; photo credit: Dongfeng Honda
Dongfeng Honda's deliveries leapt 19.3% year over year to 95,135 units in October. It had three models—the CR-V, the Civic and the XR-V—whose monthly sales surpassed 10,000 units. Notably, both the CR-V and the Civic posted delivery volume topping 20,000 units.
Moreover, the Oct. deliveries of Honda's Sport Hybrid models hit a new high of 21,868 units.
As for year-to-date sales, the Japanese automaker delivered a total of 1,246,816 vehicles in the world's largest auto market, representing a year-on-year decrease of 1.9%, versus the 5.1% drop in Jan.-Sept. sales. The deliveries of GAC Honda and Dongfeng Honda reached 622,551 units (-1% YoY) and 624,265 units (-2.8% YoY) respectively.
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