Honda-The Power of Dreams
Honda Sets New Monthly Records for Worldwide and Overseas Auto Production

TOKYO, Japan, February 27, 2007– Honda Motor Co., Ltd., announced its automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of January 2007.

<Production>
Due to an increase in both domestic and overseas production, worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the eighteenth consecutive month since August 2005. Honda also achieved a new monthly record for the month of January.

Due to increased production for the domestic market, domestic production experienced a year-on-year increase for the eighth consecutive month since June 2006.

Due mainly to increased production both in North America and Asia, overseas production experienced a year-on-year increase for the eighteenth consecutive month since August 2005. Honda also set a new monthly record for the month of January.

Honda also achieved a new all-time monthly record for production in Asia, and new records in North America and China for the month of January.

<Japan Domestic Sales>
Total Japan domestic sales experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in the last three months since October 2006.

Due to a decrease in sales of Step Wagon, new vehicle registrations in January experienced a year-on-year decline for the tenth consecutive month since April 2006.

Due mainly to increased sales of Zest, mini-vehicle sales experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive month since November 2006.

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini vehicles>

Fit was the industry’s sixth best selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of January, with sales of 5,360 units and ranked as Honda’s best selling car for the month of January.  The sales result for Stream was 3,500 units.

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>

Life was the industry’s ninth best selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of January, with sales of 3,866 units.  The sales result for Zest was 2,500 units.

<Exports from Japan>
Due mainly to increased exports to North America, total exports experienced a year-on-year increase for the eighth consecutive month since June 2006.


Production
  January
Units
Vs.1/06
  Domestic (CBU + CKD)
104,161
+3.3%
  Overseas (CBU only)
212,173
+16.6%
Worldwide Total
316,334
+11.9%


Production by Region
  January
Units
Vs.1/06
  North America
127,243
+10.0%
  (USA only)
89,963
+10.1%
  Europe
18,210
+6.6%
  Asia
60,393
+41.0%
  (China only)
35,640
+69.3%
  Others
6,327
-1.1%
Overseas Total
212,173
+16.6%


Japan Domestic Sales
Vehicle type January
Units
Vs.1/06
  Registrations
22,652
-1.6%
  Mini Vehicles
10,493
+0.4%
Honda Brand Total
33,145
-1.0%


Export from Japan
  January
Units
Vs.1/06
  North America
38,574
+45.3%
  (USA only)
36,880
+53.4%
  Europe
14,054
-24.5%
  Asia
1,958
+65.4%
  Others
12,213
+19.0%
Total
66,799
+18.0%