Honda plans added investment of INR 2,500 crores to set up a new assembly line, a new diesel engine component production line and a new forging unit at the site while the company also plans new cars based on Brio platform.
Through this effort, Honda Motors expects to double production in India to around 240,000 units in 2014 while the new facility is expected to generate additional 2,200 jobs once production commences.
The plant, which as on date produces engine components and transmission parts for domestic, Thai and European markets will soon be expanding the Brio platform and offering a wide range of products. The company has just launched its Honda City Diesel variant in India and now gets ready to showcase Jazz, Mobilio and (probably) Vezel as well as the new Accord/Hybrid at the upcoming Auto Expo 2014.
Honda Amaze sedan, launched in 2013 has met with enormous success specially due to its Earth Dreams diesel technology. Mobilio will be Honda’s first MPV for the Indian market and will be based on Brio platform and manufactured from Honda Tapukara plant along with Honda Jazz.