P.M. BRIEFING : Honda Sees 1 Million U.S. Sales

From Times Wire Services

Japan’s Honda Motor Co. Ltd. expects to sell 1 million vehicles in North America in 1991, up from about 950,000 in 1990, President Nobuhiko Kawamoto said today.

About 590,000 cars will be made in North America, compared to 540,000 in 1990. The rest will be imported from Japan, Kawamoto told a news conference.

Honda will export about 22,500 cars made in U.S. factories in 1991, compared to 16,355 a year earlier, a Honda spokesman said. About 12,000 of these, including 5,000 of the new U.S.-designed Accord station wagons, will go to Japan.