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Honda Continues Record Monthly Pace for Worldwide and Overseas Auto Production.

Tokyo, Japan, Mar 28, 2007 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd., announced its automobile production, domestic sales, and export results for the month of February 2007.

Production

Due to increased production for the Japan domestic market and overseas market, domestic production experienced a year-on-year increase for the ninth consecutive month (since June 2006).

Due mainly to increased production in Asia, overseas production experienced a year-on-year increase for the nineteenth consecutive month (since August 2005). Honda achieved a new production record in Europe and Asia and China for the month of February. Honda also set a new monthly record for overseas production for the month of February.

Due to an increase in both domestic and overseas production, worldwide production experienced a year-on-year increase for the nineteenth consecutive month (since August 2005). Honda also achieved a new monthly record for the month of February.

Japan Domestic Sales

Due to a decrease in new vehicle registrations, total domestic sales experienced a year-on-year decline for the second consecutive month (since January 2007).

Though sales of the all-new Stream and CR-V increased, due mainly to a decrease in sales of Step Wagon and Fit, new vehicle registrations in February experienced a year-on-year decline for the eleventh consecutive month (since April 2006).

Due mainly to increased sales of the Zest and That's mini-vehicle, sales experienced a year-on-year increase for the fourth consecutive month (since November 2006).

Vehicle registrations - excluding mini vehicles:

Fit was the industry's seventh best selling car among new vehicle registrations for the month of February, with sales of 7,157 units and ranked as Honda's best selling car for the month of February. The sales result for Stream was 5,842 units.

Mini vehicles - under 660cc:

Life was the industry's seventh best selling car among mini-vehicles for the month of February, with sales of 6,102 units. The sales result for Zest was 3,853 units.

Exports from Japan

Due mainly to increased exports to North America and the Middle East, total exports experienced a year-on-year increase for the ninth consecutive month since June 2006.
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 February Year-to-Date Total
 (Jan - Feb 2007)
 Units Vs.2/06 Units Vs.2006
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Production

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Domestic (CBU + CKD) 115,460 +8.6% 219,621 +6.0%
Overseas (CBU only) 186,437 +3.8% 398,610 +10.2%
Worldwide Total 301,897 +5.6% 618,231 +8.7%
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Production by Region

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North America 110,876 -4.7% 238,119 +2.6%
 (USA only) 80,279 -3.5% 170,242 +3.3%
Europe 17,914 +12.2% 36,124 +9.3%
Asia 49,041 +21.6% 109,434 +31.6%
 (China only) 25,390 +18.5% 61,030 +43.7%
Others 8,606 +22.9% 14,933 +11.5%
Overseas Total 186,437 +3.8% 398,610 +10.2%

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Japan Domestic Sales

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Registrations 33,808 -3.7% 56,460 -2.9%
Mini Vehicles 16,912 +1.5% 27,405 +1.1%
Honda Brand Total 50,720 -2.0% 83,865 -1.6%
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Export from Japan

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North America 30,433 +17.7% 69,007 +31.7%
 (USA only) 28,601 +25.5% 65,481 +39.8%
Europe 10,041 -21.5% 24,095 -23.3%
Asia 1,344 -13.9% 3,302 +20.3%
Others 11,048 +82.8% 23,261 +42.7%
Total 52,866 +14.3% 119,665 +16.3%

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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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Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Corporate Communications Division
corporate_pr@hm.honda.co.jp
Telephone: +81-(0)3-5412-1512
Facsimile: +81-(0)3-5412-1545


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