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CorporateJapanSeptember 27, 2007

Honda Achieves Record Monthly Overseas and Worldwide Auto Production


TOKYO, Japan, September 27, 2007– Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 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>

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.

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


PRODUCTION, SALES, EXPORTS @(August 2007)

Production
  August Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2007)
Units
vs'06
Units
vs'06
  Domestic (CBU + CKD)
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 Market 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%


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