Today, Honda released their sales numbers for August 2010. Overall sales were 33% lower than last year, but last year's sales were driven by the cash for clunkers program.
The CRZ went on sale on Agust 24 and in the 8 selling days they sold 694 CRZs.
It is not clear how to interpret this result. Compared to the 10,000 orders that were placed in Japan during the first week of introduction back in March this is pretty weak.
Compared to the more than 2500 cars presently sitting on dealer lots, this would also seem a pretty poor result.
However, 694 cars sold in 8 days is a sales rate of more than 30,000 cars per year, but I don't think anyone expects the first week's sales rate to be maintained throughout the whole year.
My gut reaction to this number is that the CRZ is not being recieved well by the market. But I think we need a full months worth of sales before any conclusions can be drawn.