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September 27, 2007

Honda Achieves Record Monthly Overseas and Worldwide Auto Production

September 27, 2007- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of August 2007, including an all-time record for overseas and worldwide auto production for the month of August.

<Production>

Due to an increase in production for overseas market, domestic production experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two months (since June 2007).

Overseas production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 25th consecutive month (since August 2005).

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the 25th consecutive month (since August 2005).

Honda set an all-time record for the month of August for overseas production and worldwide production, as well as production in North America, the U.S., Asia and China.

<Japan Domestic Sales>

Total domestic sales experienced a year-on-year decline for the eighth consecutive month (since January 2007).

New vehicle registrations in August experienced a year-on-year decline for the fourth consecutive month (since May 2007).

Sales of mini-vehicles in August experienced a year-on-year decline for the sixth consecutive month (since March 2007).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>

Total exports from Japan in August experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since July 2007).

<Mini vehicles - under 660cc>

Life was the industry’s sixth best selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of August with sales of 5,069 units. Zest was the industry’s ninth best selling car with sales of 3,019 units.

<Exports from Japan>

Fit was the industry’s third best selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of August, with sales of 6,386 units. Sales of Step Wagon totaled 3,629 units.

PRODUCTION, SALES, EXPORTS (August 2007)

Production

  August Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2007)
Units vs'06 Units vs'06
Domestic 96,415 +6.8% 870,218 +2.6%
Overseas (CBU only) 214,702 +9.1% 1,687,841 +10.2%
Worldwide Total 311,117 +8.4% 2,558,059 +7.5%

Production by Region

  August Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2007)
Units vs'06 Units vs'06
North America 126,968 +0.4% 967,150 +3.5%
(USA) 90,847 +0.9% 687,692 +4.6%
Europe 13,898 +28.1% 149,442 +18.4%
Asia 61,802 +22.9% 492,846 +20.4%
(China) 35,100 +24.1% 281,023 +29.3%
Others 12,034 +31.0% 78,403 +27.3%
Overseas Total 214,702 +9.1% 1,687,841 +10.2%

Japan Domestic Sales

Vehicle type August Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2007)
Units vs'06 Units vs'06
Registrations 23,657 -9.5% 256,032 -6.1%
Mini - Vehicles 13,123 -33.0% 148,795 -17.7%
Honda Brand Total 36,780 -19.6% 404,827 -10.7%

Export from Japan

  August Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2007)
Units vs'06 Units vs'06
North America 40,664 +41.3% 268,442 +19.7%
(USA) 38,112 +39.9% 253,774 +27.8%
Europe 10,090 +67.7% 80,674 -10.4%
Asia 2,528 +346.6% 17,828 +47.2%
Others 9,458 +17.2% 95,741 +18.0%
Total 62,740 +44.4% 462,685 +13.5%