In its first full month of sales, the all-new 2009 Acura TL is off to good start with October sales of 4,340, up 22.2 percent over October 2007 sales based on daily selling rate*. Month-to-date, Acura total car sales were 6,426, up 2.0 percent. Total Acura sales for October 2008 were 10,108, down 24.5 percent versus October 2007 sales.
"The TL has long been Acura's best-selling sedan and the all-new TL is continuing that trend," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of sales. "With bold new styling, two engine choices and the first-ever availability of Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™, the 2009 TL is the perfect vehicle to advance the Acura brand."
The new-for-2009 TSX was Acura's next best selling sedan with 1,844 sold in October followed by the RL luxury performance sedan with 272 sold. The MDX luxury SUV led Acura light truck sales with 3,005 sold while the turbocharged RDX crossover SUV tallied 647 units. Acura year-to-date** sales are 125,936 units, down 16.2 percent versus 2007 sales.
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*The daily selling rate is calculated with 27 selling days for October 2008 and 26 selling days for October 2007.
**Year-to-date sales based on 257 days for 2008 versus 256 days for 2007.