With a market share of 3.7%, Honda is now the fastest growing manufacturer in the UK top 10.
Honda’s top individual model is the Jazz, with September taking this year’s sales total past the 20,000 mark.
With Honda’s new i-CTDi diesel available since the start of this year Accord sales have been boosted by almost 70% – while in Europe as a whole, diesel Accords have now overtaken petrol models in popularity.
Honda’s performance in Britain is reflected in Europe as a whole. For the year to date, sales are 17% up on last year’s figure.
This means Honda car sales will pass the quarter million annual milestone for the first time this year. Particularly strong performances have been achieved by the Accord (up 53%), Jazz (up 26%) and Civic (up 12%) ranges – while thanks to the 2.2 i-CTDi unit in the Accord, Honda’s diesel car sales have almost trebled.