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Honda, Acura down 15 per cent in May


Product shortage and supply disruption is getting the blame for combined May sales of 9,831 units by the Honda and Acura divisions, a 15 per cent decrease over last year’s sales.

The Honda Automobile Division reported May sales of 8,739 units, down 13 per cent from last year.

The Acura Division reported April sales of 1,092 units, down 27 per cent over last year.

“It was not surprising that our May sales were down because of a product shortage resulting from a parts supply disruption that was caused by the natural disaster in Japan,” said Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada Inc.

“Especially hard hit was our all-new 2012 Honda Civic that went on sale late April. We are pleased that the new Civic is generating a very positive reaction by Canadians. We hope customers will come in to place their orders, and we apologize for any inconvenience to our customers and we appreciate their patience during this difficult time.”