Honda is Japan's No. 3 automaker.
Demand was strong recently for Honda's new City sedan in India, Mobilio seven-seater in Indonesia and the remodeled Fit subcompact in Japan, helping lift quarterly sales 5 percent year-on-year to $29.3 billion.
Honda, which sold 1.06 million vehicles in April-June, expects to sell 4.83 million vehicles for the fiscal year through March 2015.
The Tokyo-based maker of the Odyssey minivan and Accord sedan sold 4.32 million vehicles last fiscal year.
Japanese rival Nissan Motor Co., which reported a quarterly profit jump of nearly 37 percent on Monday, expects to sell 5.65 million vehicles this fiscal year, up 8.9 percent from the previous year.
Toyota, the world's top automaker, reports earnings Aug. 5.
Japanese automakers continue to do solid business in North America but have all embarked on an aggressive growth strategy in developing nations.
Honda is unique compared with Nissan and Toyota for its powerful motorcycle division that makes a significant contribution to its earnings.
Honda sold 4.14 million motorcycles during the fiscal first quarter, up from 4.05 million the same period a year earlier.