Honda-The Power of Dreams
Honda Sets All-Time August Record for Auto Production in Asia and China

TOKYO, Japan, September 28, 2009– Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of August 2009.

<Production>
Production in Japan for the month of August 2009 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the tenth consecutive month (since November 2008).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 11th consecutive month (since October 2008), although production in Asia and China respectively set all-time record for the month of August.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year decrease for the tenth consecutive month (since November 2008).

<Japan Domestic Market Sales>
Total Japan domestic market auto sales for the month of August 2009 experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since July 2009).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the fifth consecutive month (since April 2009).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the ninth consecutive month (since December 2008).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's second best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of August 2009 with sales of 10,927 units. Insight was the industry's fourth best-selling car with sales of 7,900 units. Freed was the industry's seventh best-selling car with sales of 4,917 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry's seventh best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of August 2009, with sales of 3,831 units. Zest was the industry's eighth best-selling car with sales of 3,153 units.

<Exports from Japan>
Total exports from Japan in August 2009 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 11th consecutive month (since October 2008).

PRODUCTION, SALES and EXPORTS

Worldwide Production
  August Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  Japan
54,549
-36.8%
510,228
-36.0%
  Outside of Japan
191,854
-8.3%
1,312,519
-28.2%
Worldwide Total
246,403
-16.6%
1,822,747
-30.6%


Production Outside of Japan
  August Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  North America
98,079
-16.9%
625,004
-35.9%
  (USA)
70,982
-13.0%
431,349
-36.4%
  Europe
5,282
-60.0%
32,058
-79.5%
  Asia
73,647
+16.8%
553,565
-3.7%
  (China)
47,312
+32.9%
366,762
+6.6%
  Others
14,846
-0.6%
101,892
-16.7%
Overseas Total
191,854
-8.3%
1,312,519
-28.2%



Japan Domestic Market Sales
Vehicle type August Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  Registrations
31,109
+13.4%
270,505
-7.1%
  Mini Vehicles
9,611
-17.4%
109,405
-18.0%
Honda Brand Total
40,720
+4.2%
379,910
-10.6%


Export from Japan
  August Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Aug. 2009)
Units
vs.'08
Units
vs.'08
  North America
12,299
-47.3%
104,759
-56.1%
  (USA)
12,070
-40.0%
96,790
-57.2%
  Europe
3,073
-74.0%
51,423
-32.4%
  Asia
631
-75.4%
7,180
-73.5%
  Others
1,686
-76.9%
19,139
-76.3%
Total
17,689
-60.7%
182,501
-56.8%