Spurred by sales of the all-new 2007 MDX luxury performance SUV and continued growth in sales of the RDX crossover SUV, Acura sold an October record of 6,130 light trucks, the division announced today. The previous record for the month of 5,233 was set in 2004.
Overall, Acura totaled 15,877 units sold for the month, up 0.7 percent from a year ago based on the daily selling rate and posting year-to-date sales at 164,967.
"We made some important strides in sales during October," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president, sales. "We think November and December should be big months for us, especially with the all-new MDX and TL Type-S models available at dealerships."
Continuing its impressive start, 1,701 RDX's were purchased during the new model's second complete month of sales. Meanwhile, MDX posted 4,429 units sold during October, an increase of 6.4 percent over a year ago, bringing its year-to-date total to 41,808.
The TSX sports sedan continued its brisk pace in 2006 with 2,209 units sold in October, bumping year-to-date TSX sales to 32,046 - up 4.9 percent versus 2005.
Bolstered by sales of the recently reintroduced Type-S, the TL performance luxury sedan maintained its position as the top-selling Acura model, with 5,790 units sold in October, bringing combined year-to-date sales of the model to 60,064.