Honda wrapped up 2020 with a 4.2% December gain for trucks, a new record for electrified vehicles and a double record for Passport.
“While 2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges, through the efforts of our Honda and dealer associates and the continuing loyalty of our customers, we were able to deliver 1.3 million vehicles,” said Dave Gardner, executive vice president of National Operations at American Honda.
Honda posted record sales of electrified vehicles for a third consecutive year, totaling 62,982 units in 2020. In total, American Honda sold 136,467 units in December 2020 compared to 136,566 units in December 2019, a very slight decrease. For the year, Honda sold 1,346,788 units in 2020 compared to 1,608,170 units in 2019, a decrease of 16.3%.
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, located in Lincoln, is Honda’s largest light truck production facility in the world and the sole manufacturer of the Passport and Pilot SUVs, Odyssey minivan and Ridgeline pickup and the V-6 engines that power the vehicles.
The Passport set a new all-time annual sales record of 39,567 units in 2020 compared to 36,085 in 2019, a 9.6% increase. In addition, the Passport increased sales by 18.1% in the month of December, selling 4,344 units in December 2020 compared to 3,677 units in December 2019.
The Ridgeline underwent a bold design change for the 2021 model, communicating its rugged capabilities. The Ridgeline sold 3,127 units in December 2020 compared to 3,757 units in December 2019, a decrease of 16.8%. For the year, 32,168 Ridgeline pickups were sold in 2020 compared to 33,334 units in 2019, a slight decrease of 3.5%.
The Pilot SUV sold 13,054 units in December 2020, an increase of 16% compared to 11,250 units sold in December 2019. For the year, 123,813 units of the Pilot were sold in 2020 compared to 135,008 units in 2019, a decrease of 8.3%.
The Odyssey minivan sold 8,701 units in December 2020 compared to 8,734 units in December 2019, a decrease of 0.4%. For the year, the Odyssey sold 83,409 units in 2020 compared to 99,113 units in 2019, a decrease of 15.8%.