Buoyed by strong sales overseas, Honda Motor Co. on Wednesday reported record high net income and sales for the 1997 October-December quarter.

Honda said its consolidated net income for the fiscal third quarter, which ended Dec. 31, 1997, rose 5.3 percent to 65.2 billion yen from a year earlier, while its consolidated pretax profit increased to 122 billion yen, up 26.1 percent from the corresponding quarter in 1996.

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