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With 2011 U.S. auto sales figures hot off the press, the auto industry is seeing who came out on top, as well as what worked and what didn't. Among the year's clear winners is Paragon Honda & Acura ( of Queens, NY, which came out as the #1 selling Honda and #1 selling Acura retailer in the country. Paragon was also awarded the industry's coveted Auto Remarketing Certified PreOwned Dealer of the Year award for 2010 for its work in innovative financing and its premier approach to service.


The 2011 Honda and Acura sales figures show that Paragon sold 7,749 Hondas last year, putting Paragon's Honda sales at a level 10% higher than the next best-selling U.S. Honda retailer. Paragon also sold 2,612 Acuras to net the company the top-spot among American Acura retailers.


"We are thrilled by these numbers, but even more so, we're honored by the fact that our customers find great value in not just the excellent cars we offer, but in the service we provide," says Paragon Auto Group Vice President and General Manager Brian Benstock. "We're now looking forward to an even better 2012."


Paragon's approach to retail sales enabled the company to beat a global downward trend in car sales. Last year, U.S. Honda new car sales were down a full 10% from the previous year, on account of the economic climate and a series of natural disasters in Japan. But despite this, Paragon Honda created an opposite trend, with a 9.5% increase in 2011 new car sales.


Paragon attributes its success to a combination of innovative buyer programs, as well as a focus on providing continually increasing service standards. The company was among the first auto retailers in the US, for example, to create and market its own mobile app; the Paragon Honda App allows users to browse Paragon's entire inventory from their own mobile device, create a "Garage" of their own vehicles, perform One-Touch Service Scheduling, and call Roadside Assistance.


About Paragon Honda: Paragon’s aggressive marketing helped them grow from number 17 to the number one Honda retailer, selling twice as many certified Hondas than the second ranked dealer, and selling more new and certified pre-owned Hondas than any other dealer in the world – all in just six months. The New York Honda dealership serves customers in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, offering a variety of automotive services, including expert financing and service departments. For more information, please visit

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Comment by Ralph Paglia on January 16, 2012 at 11:02pm

Here is a dealership which does so many things right that they should be studied by every Honda and Acura dealer in North America... A great example of a well managed and progressive dealer that takes market share every month in a highly competitive market.

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