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Acura Announces Record November 2006 Sales Results


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Light Truck Sales Set a New All-Time Record

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 1 -- Fueled by record sales of the all-new 2007 MDX luxury SUV in just its first full month of sales, Acura sold a November record of 17,200 units sold for the month, the division announced today. The monthly total was up 23.9 percent from a year ago and raised year-to-date sales to 182,167.

Further boosted by a record 1,951 RDX entry premium SUVs, the division sold an all-time record of 8,037 light trucks in November, shattering the previous record of 6,238 set in December 2004. Leading the way for Acura during the month was the newly-redesigned MDX with 6,086 units sold, an increase of 66.8 percent over 2005, making this its second best November ever. The MDX has now sold 47,894 units in 2006.

"We knew demand for the redesigned MDX would be high because of its added performance, dynamic new styling and vast array of features and technology," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president, sales. "These impressive early results give us great momentum as we head into December, a month during which we again anticipate strong sales."

The TSX sports sedan continued its brisk pace in 2006 with a November record of 2,463 units sold -- nearly double last November's total -- and bumping year-to-date TSX sales to 34,509 -- up 8.4 percent versus a year ago.

              American Honda Vehicle Sales For November 2006
                          Month-to-Date                Year-to-Date
                   November  November   DSR**   November  November   DSR**
                       2006      2005  % Chg.       2006      2005   % Chg.
  MODEL BREAKOUTS BY
   DIVISION
  Acura Division
   Total             17,200    13,882   23.9%    182,167   190,989   -4.6%
    RSX                 530     1,521  -65.2%     16,688    19,296  -13.5%
    CL*                   0         0                  0         1
    TL*               5,439     6,134  -11.3%     65,503    70,943   -7.7%
    TSX               2,463     1,274   93.3%     34,509    31,833    8.4%
    RL                  731     1,298  -43.7%     10,799    16,294  -33.7%
    NSX                   0         7                 57       196  -70.9%
    MDX*              6,086     3,648   66.8%     47,894    52,426   -8.6%
    RDX*              1,951                        6,717
  Selling Days           25        25                280       280

    *  Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic and global sourced
       parts.
   **  Daily Selling Rate