Honda Accord, Civic Finish One-Two On August Sales Charts

Honda's Accord and Civic were the two best-selling cars in American in August, according to industry sales figures.

Accord is the best-selling car to date for both the 2001 model year and 2001 calendar year and lengthened its lead compared to second place Toyota Camry and third place Ford Taurus.

Civic, which was all-new at the start of the 2001 model year, is the perennial small car sales leader. The Civic tops the segment for both the model and calendar years and is the fourth best-selling car overall. The Civic's August sales total of 36,533 was the best month in the car's 28-year history.

"Consumers put value at the top of every list of purchase reasons for the Accord and Civic," said Dick Colliver, American Honda executive vice president. "In this times of economic uncertainty, value plays an even more important role in major purchase decisions."

Both cars are produced at Honda manufacturing facilities in Ohio using both domestic and globally-sourced parts and materials.

Overall Sales Leaders . .
Vehicle 2001 YTD 2001 Model Year to-Date
Accord 288,402 380,635
Camry 264,635 359,797
Taurus 252,779 327,439
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Small Car Segment Leaders . .
Civic 229,633 293,349
Focus 176,954 237,881
Corolla 162,410 211,290
Cavalier 156,532 207,133