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February 26, 2015

Honda Sets All-Time Monthly Records for Automobile Production Overseas, North America and in Asia

February 26, 2015 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of January 2015.

Worldwide Production

  January 2015
Units vs.'14
  Japan 60,132   -38.1%
  Outside of Japan 303,029 * +7.6%
  Worldwide Total 363,161 -4.1%

* Record high for the month of January

Production Outside of Japan

  January 2015
Units vs.'14
    North America 157,642* +8.8%
    (USA) 107,303   +1.1%
    Europe 11,896   -14.5%
    Asia 120,566* +9.1%
    (China) 60,897   -14.9%
    Others 12,925   +3.9%
    Overseas Total 303,029 * +7.6%

* Record high for the month of January

Production in Japan for the month of January 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the sixth consecutive month (since August 2014).

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive month (since November 2014). Production in North America experienced a year-on-year increase for the second consecutive month (since December 2014), and
Asia experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive month (since October 2014), both setting record high production for the month of January.

Production worldwide experienced a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two months (since November 2014).

Sales in the Japanese Market

Vehicle type January 2015
Units vs.'14
  Registrations 29,893   -39.5%
  Mini-Vehicles 33,711   -19.9%
  Honda Brand Total 63,604   -30.5%

Total Japan domestic market automobile sales for the month of January 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth consecutive month (since October 2014).

New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year decrease for the fourth consecutive month (since October 2014).

Sales of mini-vehicles experienced a year-on-year decrease for the third consecutive month (since November 2014).

<Vehicle registrations - excluding mini-vehicles>
Fit was the industry’s second best-selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of January 2015 with sales of 11,628 units. VEZEL wasthe industry’s ninth best-selling car with sales of 6,451 units.

<Mini-vehicles - under 660cc>
N-BOX was the industry’s top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of January 2015 with sales of 18,643 units. N-WGN was the industry’s fourth best-selling car with sales of 10,177 units.

Exports from Japan

  January 2015
Units vs.'14
North America 757 -66.8%
(USA) 725 -67.4%
Europe 715 +172.9%
Asia 573 -27.9%
Others 382 -11.0%
Total 2,427 -35.5%

Total exports from Japan for the month of January 2015 experienced a year-on-year decrease for the 15th consecutive month (since November 2013).