Fueled by the first full month of sales of the all-new turbocharged RDX crossover SUV and continued steady sales of the MDX luxury performance SUV, Acura sold a September record of 5,706 light trucks, up 28.5 percent* versus 2005 and eclipsing the previous mark of 4,958 set in 2004, the division announced today.
In addition, Acura narrowly missed setting a new all-time September record, falling short by a scant 311 units. Acura sales for the month totaled 16,323 units, down 5.6 percent based on the daily selling rate, with year-to-date sales tallying 149,090 units.
"September was a good month for us," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president, sales. "And we expect October to be even better with the addition of the all-new 2007 MDX and the new high performance TL Type-S."
Off to a strong start, 1,704 RDX's were purchased during the new model's first complete month of sales. Meanwhile, MDX posted 4,002 units during September, bringing its year-to-date total to 37,379.
The TSX sports sedan continued its strong pace with 2,882 units for September, while year-to-date TSX sales reached 29,837 - up 6.8 percent versus 2005.
The TL performance luxury sedan maintained its position as the top-selling Acura, with 5,334 units sold in September, bringing year-to-date TL sales to 54,274.
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* All percentages calculated on 26 selling days in September 2006 versus 25 selling days in September 2005 and 230 year-to-date selling days in 2006 versus 229 in 2005