Not only Honda City has managed to sell more cars than Hyundai Verna, they have managed to do that with some great style. Honda City sales for the the first three months of 2014, has crossed 23,000 units, on the other hand, sales of Hyundai Verna have barely touched 10,000 units in the same period. The difference in sales between them, now stands at a little over 13,000 units for the first three months, easily making the new City an elephant in the segment.
Apart from this, stats also reveal that Hyundai Verna still sells more than twice the number of cars as rest of its competition below it, combined. But Honda City does much more than twice of Verna’s sales! This enormous gap in upper C segment suggests that other manufacturers have to up their game before they loose out completely to these horses. Though it is still early, we expect present scenario to continue the same way at least until Q3.
Next to City and Verna, we see Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid travelling in parallel with their figures placed just above 1000 cars per month. Maruti SX4 numbers are surprisingly rising upwards from near dead to somewhat alive, and Fiat is performing better than Maruti in this space with their new Linea calling attention. Ford on the other hand has not sold even one new Fiesta, which indicates next-gen Fiesta is on its way.
Honda City saw record breaking bookings of over 10,000 in Malaysia, in just one month into launch, even without diesel version being offered. Will Indian fans help Honda create a new record here? Lets find out by the end of Q2, if graph continues to reach for the sky.
Lets see how the C2 segment is doing in terms of sales from January to March 2014 in India:
Data via Team-BHP