The MDX luxury SUV was Acura's top-selling model with August sales of 5,180 units. Acura sales for August tallied 15,089 units, down 8.2 percent compared to August 2007*. Acura's year-to-date** vehicle sales totaled 105,831 units, down 13.9 percent compared to 2007.
"As we prepare for the arrival of the all-new 2009 TL later this month, we anticipate strong Acura car sales throughout the remainder of 2008," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of sales. "The all-new TL embodies dramatic styling, driving excitement, refinement and connectivity, raising the bar in the highly competitive luxury market."
August 2008 sales for Acura sedans were led by the TL performance luxury sedan with 5,000 units, up 0.2 percent from August 2007, followed by the TSX sports sedan which posted sales of 2,837 units, and the RL luxury performance sedan, with 316 units sold. In addition, the RDX turbocharged crossover SUV sold 1,756 units.
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*The daily selling rate is calculated with 27 selling days for August 2008 and 27 selling days for August 2007.
**Year-to-date sales based on 206 days for 2008 versus 205 days for 2007.