Acura US sales for December

Posted on Thursday, 7 January 2010 , 08:01:17 byEmil

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Acura US sales for December

Acura, luxury car division of Honda, the automaker from Japan has revealed recently the December sales numbers and year end great for the market in North America. The reports show the TL luxury performance sedan model led the sales in December with 3,167 cars sold, followed by sports sedan TSX, having 2,926 sales, up 17.9 %.

The light trucks had strong sales, helping Acura reach 10,575 units - December sales, a 8.1 % decrease based on daily rate of selling. Acura seles (year-to-date) are 105,723, 26.8 % down if you compare it to 2008.

Jeff Conrad, Acura sales' vice president said 'The TL performance luxury sedan is gaining traction in the marketplace thanks to the availability of Super Handling All-Wheel Drive and an all-new 6-speed manual transmission model. The TL has long been Acura’s best selling sedan and December sales proved that the TL offers a great combination of performance, luxury, innovation and safety'.

In the middle of December, Acura debuted also the ZDX new generation coupe 4-door sports in America, having sold 79 ZDX in only a few short days of sales. So, all 3 trim levels of ZDX are fitted with V-6 3.7l SOHC engine (aluminum alloy), making 300 hp - 6,300 rpm plus 270 lb.-ft torque - 4,500 rpm. The rating on fuel consumption rating for this model in the city is 16 mpg (14.7 l/100km) and on highway 22 mpg (10.6 l/100km).

The luxury MDX SUV led Acura yet again light truck sales - 2,899 cars (down with 20.4 %), followed by the RDX sales - 1,283 (up with 4.4 %). Total light truck Acura sales: 4,261 autos for December (that's down with 12.5 %) while Acura vehicle sales has in total 6,314 (which is down 4.8 %).