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Honda Achieves Record Monthly Worldwide, Domestic and Overseas Auto Production.

Tokyo, Japan, Nov 27, 2006 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd., announced its automobile production, domestic sales, and export results for the month of October 2006.

Production

For the fifteenth consecutive month since August 2005, worldwide production increased in October over the same month a year ago. Honda achieved a new monthly record for the month of October.

Mainly due to an increase in production for overseas market, it is the fifth consecutive month since June 2006 for a year on year increase in Japan domestic production. Honda achieved a new monthly record for the month of October.

Due to production increases in North America and in Asia, overseas production increased compared to the same month a year ago for the fifteenth consecutive month since August 2005. Honda achieved a new monthly record for overseas production for the month of October, including record production in North America and in Asia.

Japan Domestic Sales

Total domestic sales decreased compared to the same month a year ago for the first time in the last two months since August 2006.

Due to decreased sales of Air Wave and Step Wagon, it is the seventh consecutive month, since April 2006 that new vehicle registrations declined compared with sales in October 2005.

Mainly due to a decrease in sales of Life, mini-vehicle sales decreased compared to the same month a year ago for the first time in the last eight months since February 2006.

Vehicle registrations - excluding mini vehicles:

Stream was the industry's fourth best selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of October, with sales of 6,993 units, it was Honda's best selling car for the month of October. Fit ranked as the industry's fifth best selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of October, with sales of 6,723 units.

Mini vehicles - under 660cc:

Life ranked as the industry's sixth best selling vehicle among mini vehicles, with sales of 6,146 units. Zest was the industry's tenth best selling vehicle among mini vehicles for the month of October, with sales of 4,776 units.

Exports from Japan

Primarily due to increase in exports to North America, total exports increased over the same month a year ago for the fifth consecutive month since June 2006.

Production, Sales, and Exports (August 2006)
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 October Year-to-Date Total
 (Jan - Oct. 2006)
 Units Vs.10/05 Units Vs.2005
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Production

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Domestic (CBU+CKD) 122,814 +23.7% 1,089,954 +3.8%
Overseas (CBU only) 200,259 +11.6% 1,931,911 +7.6%
Worldwide Total 323,073 +15.9% 3,021,865 +6.2%
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Production by Region

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North America 122,681 +3.9% 1,172,221 +3.6%
(USA only) 87,563 +2.7% 825,429 +4.5%
Europe 13,837 -3.7% 157,039 +0.3%
Asia 54,925 +35.5% 523,531 +18.1%
(China only) 33,163 +68.2% 286,459 +31.6%
Others 8,816 +36.6% 79,120 +22.5%
Overseas Total 200,259 +11.6% 1,931,911 +7.6%
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Japan Domestic Sales

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Registrations 32,386 -8.7% 350,641 -11.3%
Mini Vehicles 18,051 -1.5% 230,566 +10.4%
Honda Brand Total 50,437 -6.2% 581,207 -3.8%
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Exports from Japan

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North America 35,741 +107.9% 292,648 +38.0%
(USA only) 34,072 +125.4% 263,981 +40.2%
Europe 9,866 -4.0% 107,458 -6.7%
Asia 1,204 -19.6% 14,986 +4.4%
Others 10,674 +2.1% 97,839 +6.9%
Total 57,458 +45.8% 512,931 +18.4%
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About Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC/LSE:HNDA.L) is one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19 million customers annually. For more information, please visit http://world.honda.com.

Source: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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