January 5, 2007

Civic tops Canadian sales for ninth consecutive year

Toronto, Ontario – The Honda Civic was Canada’s top-selling passenger car for calendar year 2006, holding the spot for the ninth consecutive year. The company sold 70,028 units in 2006, a 2 per cent increase over 2005.

“We are pleased to see the Civic continue its strong popularity with Canadians,” says Jim Miller, executive vice-president of Honda Canada Inc. “The Civic’s sales increase is encouraging, since the ‘compact segment’ in which Civic competes was down overall by about two per cent for this past year.”

The all-new 2006 version was the eighth generation of the Civic, available as a coupe, sedan, hybrid or Coupe Si. More than 1.2 million Civics have been sold in Canada since 1973. All Civic coupe and Si models sold in North America are produced solely at Honda of Canada’s plant in Alliston, Ontario, as are all sedans for distribution in Canada. The hybrid models are produced in Suzuka, Japan.

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