Honda has faced its share of challenges and then some in recent years, but none of that seemed to matter to customers in November. Backed by a 38.9 percent surge in demand, the company tallied more U.S. sales last month—116,580—than in any previous November. And notably, that total included an all-time November record for the much-maligned 2012 Honda Civic, too.
But even while Honda’s stellar performance outpaced that of its top Japanese rivals, both Nissan and Toyota had plenty to be thankful for after November. The former benefited from a new November record for the Nissan division proper to lift overall sales by 12.9 percent and notch 96,197 deliveries; the latter delivered 161,695 new vehicles last month and increased sales by 17.2 percent versus November of last year.