Honda saw a sharp uptick in sales in August, reportedly selling 158,342 Honda and Acura cars and light trucks in August, a 4.7 percent increase from 151,253 in August 2006 and the highest-ever montly sales total for the company. This despite plummeting sales of Acura and hybrids. [Bizjournals]

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