New York, Oct. 1 (Jiji Press)–Two major Japanese automakers reported on Friday double-digit declines in new vehicles sales in the United States in July-September as the novel coronavirus resurgence made it difficult to procure parts.
Honda Motor Co.’s <7267> July-September sales dropped 10.9 pct from a year before to 345,914 units, down for the first time in three quarters. Sales of its mainstay CR-V sport utility vehicle slumped some 20 pct.
Nissan Motor Co. <7201> saw its sales fall 10.0 pct to 198,955 units, also marking the first decline in three quarters.
Meanwhile, Toyota Motor Corp.’s <7203> sales rose 1.4 pct to 566,005 units though the pace of growth slowed from some 70 pct in April-June.
In September, sales of many major Toyota models plunged, including the RAV4 SUV, whose sales halved, reflecting shortages of semiconductors and other parts amid the spread of infections in Southeast Asia.