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February 26, 2014

Honda Sets Monthly Records for Automobile Production Worldwide and in Asia

February 26, 2014 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of January 2014.

Worldwide Production

  January 2014
Units vs.'13
  Japan 97,145 +65.3%
  Outside of Japan 281,573 -0.9%
Worldwide Total 378,718* +10.5%

*Record high for the month of January

Production Outside of Japan

  January 2014
Units vs.'13
  North America 144,747 -3.9%
  (USA) 106,106 -0.9%
  Europe 13,914 -26.7%
  Asia 110,475* +8.9%
  (China) 71,521* +37.5%
  Others 12,437 -3.9%
Overseas Total 281,573 -0.9%

*Record high for the month of January

Production in Japan for the month of January 2014 experienced a year-on-year increase for the fifth consecutive month (since September 2013).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in 24 months (since January 2012). Production in Asia experienced a year-on-year increase for the 15th consecutive month (since November 2012), setting record high production for the month of January. This includes record high production in China.

Production worldwide experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive month (since August 2013), setting record high production for the month of January.

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type January 2014
Units vs.'13
  Registrations 49,409 +135.9%
  Mini-Vehicles 42,095 +21.3%
Honda Brand Total 91,504 +64.5%

Total Japan domestic market automobile sales for the month of January 2014 experienced a year-on-year increase for the sixth consecutive month (since August 2013).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the fifth consecutive month (since September 2013).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year increase for the 25th consecutive month (since January 2012).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry's top selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of January 2014 with sales of 26,869 units. VEZEL was the industry's ninth best-selling car with sales of 6,235 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-WGN was the industry's second best-selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of January 2014 with sales of 17,855 units. N-BOX was the industry's third best-selling car with sales of 15,552 units.

Exports from Japan

  January 2014
Units vs.'13
  North America 2,278 -71.9%
  (USA) 2,224 -72.1%
  Europe 262 -55.9%
  Asia 795 -39.8%
  Others 429 -76.6%
Total 3,764 -68.2%

Total exports from Japan for the month of January 2014 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the third consecutive month (since November 2013).

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