SHANGHAI, March 20 Honda Motor (7267.T) said on
Thursday it sold 11.9 percent more vehicles in mainland China in
February than a year earlier, slightly lagging 17 percent growth
in the overall market.
Honda, Japan's second-biggest car maker, whose models include
the Accord, Civic and Odyssey, sold 28,359 cars in China last
month, compared with 25,344 a year earlier, it said in a
Sales at its venture with Dongfeng Motor (0489.HK), based in
the central Chinese province of Hubei, jumped 70.6 percent to
10,259 units in February, it said.
However, sales at Guangzhou Honda, its joint venture with
Guangzhou Automobile Group Co, parent of Hong Kong-listed Denway
Motors 0203.HK, slipped 6.4 percent to 18,100 units in the
Industry analysts attributed the fall to freak winter storms
in eastern and southern China early this year that disrupted
(Reporting by Fang Yan)