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Honda Sets All-Time February Record for Auto Production in Asia and China

March 29, 2010 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of February 2010.

<Production>
Production in Japan for the month of February 2010 experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since January 2010).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive month (since November 2009) including record production in Asia and China for the month of February.

Worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive month (since December 2009).

<Japan Domestic Market Sales>
Total domestic sales for the month of February 2010 experienced a year-on-year increase for the eighth consecutive month (since July 2009).

New vehicle registrations in February experienced a year-on-year increase for the 11th consecutive month (since April 2009).

Sales of mini-vehicles in February experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 15th 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 February 2010, with sales of 13,967 units. Freed was the industry's seventh best-selling car with sales of 8,192 units. Step WGN was the industry's eighth best-selling car with sales of 7,828 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
Life was the industry's eighth best-selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of February 2010, with sales of 4,789 units.

<Exports from Japan>
Total exports from Japan in February 2010 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 17th consecutive month (since October 2008).

PRODUCTION, SALES and EXPORTS

Worldwide Production
  February Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2010)
Units
vs.'09
Units
vs.'09
  Japan
83,310
+52.2%
160,694
+21.8%
  Outside of Japan
201,401
+48.2%
414,769
+45.4%
Worldwide Total
284,711
+49.3%
575,463
+37.9%


Production Outside of Japan
  February Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2010)
Units
vs.'09
Units
vs.'09
  North America
103,111
+49.9%
204,316
+44.1%
  (USA)
76,646
+62.2%
150,477
+59.2%
  Europe
11,919
-
21,390
+85.8%
  Asia
72,840
+30.8%
164,544
+49.6%
  (China)
43,843
+25.6%
104,391
+47.3%
  Others
13,531
+18.4%
24,519
+12.0%
Overseas Total
201,401
+48.2%
414,769
+45.4%



Japan Domestic Market Sales
Vehicle type February Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2010)
Units
vs.'09
Units
vs.'09
  Registrations
41,004
+36.3%
77,512
+48.6%
  Mini Vehicles
14,303
-10.0%
25,613
-8.4%
Honda Brand Total
55,307
+20.3%
103,125
+28.7%


Export from Japan
  February Year-to-Date Total
(Jan. - Feb. 2010)
Units
vs.'09
Units
vs.'09
  North America
12,900
-32.6%
21,010
-37.0%
  (USA)
10,476
-39.1%
18,410
-38.5%
  Europe
1,707
-75.5%
4,487
-75.5%
  Asia
820
-20.2%
2,492
-3.3%
  Others
4,055
+81.4%
8,483
+5.8%
Total
19,482
-33.6%
36,472
-41.4%