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May 25, 2007

Honda Achieves Record Monthly Overseas and Worldwide Auto Production

May 25, 2007– Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced its automobile production, domestic sales, and export results for the month of April 2007. Honda achieved a new record for overseas and worldwide production for the month of April.

<Production>

Due to increased production for both the domestic and overseas markets, domestic production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 11th consecutive month (since June 2006).

Due mainly to increased production in North America and Europe, overseas production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 21st consecutive month (since August 2005). Honda achieved new production records in North America, the U.S., Europe, and China for the month of April. Honda also set a new monthly record for overseas production for the month of April.

Due to an increase in both domestic and overseas production, worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 21st consecutive month (since August 2005). Honda also achieved a new monthly record for the month of April.

<Japan Domestic Sales>

Due to a decrease in new vehicle registrations, total domestic sales experienced a year-on-year decline for the fourth consecutive month (since January 2007).

Due primarily to increased sales of Fit, all-new Crossroad and Stream, new vehicle registrations in April experienced year-on-year increase for the first time in thirteen months (since March 2006).

Though sales of Vamos increased, due mainly to a decrease in sales of Zest and Life, sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decline for the second consecutive month (since March 2007).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>

Due mainly to increased exports to the U.S. and Asia, total exports experienced a year-on-year increase for the 11th consecutive month (since June 2006).

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>

Due mainly to increased exports to the U.S. and Asia, total exports experienced a year-on-year increase for the 11th consecutive month (since June 2006).

<Exports from Japan>

Due mainly to increased exports to the U.S. and Asia, total exports experienced a year-on-year increase for the 11th consecutive month (since June 2006).

PRODUCTION, SALES, EXPORTS (April 2007)

Production

  April Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2007)
Units vs'06 Units vs'06
Domestic 110,718 +7.4% 455,520 +5.3%
Overseas (CBU only) 199,673 +7.7% 829,971 +9.0%
Worldwide Total 310,391 +7.6% 1,285,491 +7.7%

Production by Region

  April Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2007)
Units vs'06 Units vs'06
North America 117,128 +6.2% 488,576 +3.2%
(USA) 83,546 +8.0% 348,766 +3.9%
Europe 19,218 +29.6% 77,213 +15.8%
Asia 53,829 -0.4% 229,062 +18.3%
(China) 30,980 +3.8% 130,240 +26.1%
Others 9,498 +55.0% 35,120 +26.7%
Overseas Total 199,673 +7.7% 829,971 +9.0%

Japan Domestic Market Sales

Vehicle type April Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2007)
Units vs'06 Units vs'06
Registrations 29,753 +3.8% 141,443 -5.5%
Mini Vehicles 17,792 -24.0% 79,635 -8.0%
Honda Brand Total 47,545 -8.7% 221,078 -6.4%

Export from Japan

  April Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Apr. 2007)
Units vs'06 Units vs'06
North America 28,044 -2.4% 126,862 +11.4%
(USA) 26,580 +12.2% 120,209 +20.0%
Europe 8,002 -14.5% 43,082 -13.0%
Asia 3,276 +93.6% 8,255 +25.3%
Others 12,833 +9.2% 46,851 +26.2%
Total 52,155 +1.2% 225,050 +8.6%