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Light Trucks and Sedans Drive Honda’s May Sales

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The all-new 2016 Honda HR-V

The all-new 2016 Honda HR-V

After a 2.7% sales dip in April, Honda showed a little more improvement last month, despite still posting a small drop off in year-over-year totals.

Today American Honda Motor Company reported May 2015 Honda sales of 137,551 vehicles, representing a marginal sales decrease of 0.3% in comparison to May of last year.

As usual, much of the heavy lifting was done by Honda’s light truck lineup, with the CR-V, Pilot, and all-new HR-V leading the way. All in all, 63,979 Honda light trucks were sold last month, beating the previous May record by 6,144 units. The HR-V, in its first month ever, accounted for 6,381 of those units.

Honda’s hoping to see even greater gains in June, when the third-gen 2016 Pilot hits dealerships.

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“The new Honda HR-V hit the ground running with an incredible sales performance in just a half month on the market with the all-new 2016 Pilot coming to market this month to further accelerate light truck sales,” said Honda Division senior VP Jeff Conrad.

Honda’s bread and butter, the Accord and Civic, combined for over 30,000 units in sales. The Honda Fit, meanwhile, continues to increase in number of sales to individual buyers, posting an 82% gain in May with a total of 6,342 Fits sold.

“Despite the market trend toward light truck sales,” Conrad added, “our trio of Fit-Civic-Accord remains popular with individual buyers, and we’re looking forward to a summer of hot sales.”

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For full Honda May sales figures, check out the chart below:

Honda May sales 2015