Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Nelson and members of the committee. My name is Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, based in Marysville, Ohio.
As we take major steps to further strengthen and align our product portfolio around the changing preferences of our customers, growth opportunities in the marketplace and the needs of society, we are rolling out incredible new products that are creating the strongest and most fuel efficient lineup in our history.
"Honda is proud to be a national sponsor of Little League® Baseball and Softball for the 19th consecutive year. But we're also excited about the two new leadoff hitters in our passenger car and light truck lineups. The Honda Fit and all-new HR-V really brought the heat in May, combining for over 12,000 in sales of these two gateway models."