Honda is said to be working on a new 1 liter petrol engine, which is being developed in Japan and slated to make its way in a new small car, which is scheduled for a launch in 2017. This new engine, boasting of unsurpassable fuel efficiency, will be offered as both turbocharged and naturally aspirated variants.
Tata Zest compact sedan is launched at Rs. 4.64 lakhs for petrol and Rs. 5.64 lakhs for diesel variants, making it one of most affordable cars in the segment. Here is on paper technical specification comparison of Tata Zest with its rivals, Maruti Swift Dzire, Hyundai Xcent and Honda Amaze.
Honda Amaze compact sedan from Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) was launched on 11th April 2013 at starting price of Rs. 4.99 lakhs for petrol and Rs. 5.99 lakhs for diesel variants. In first three weeks of launch, Honda Amaze saw about 22,000 bookings and now in 16 months, sales have crossed 1 lakh units milestone.
The fourth generation Honda CR-V facelift has been spotted testing on various occasions in Europe. Once again caught in a camouflaged guise, the new spy shots reveal its alloy wheel design, which matches very well with the same of Mobilio RS alloys, launched last month in India.
Honda Cars India has announced a new Jazz slated for launch in March 2015. This new hatchback has already made its presence felt in countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia where it has been well received.
Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) has shifted all-new Honda City sedan production to its Tapukara plant in Alwar, Rajasthan in order to keep pace with growing demand across vehicle segments. Through August 2014, Honda City production is stalled. Operations will resume in first week of September 2014.
Noting over enthusiastic booking for the recently launched Honda Mobilio, sources confirm that the production of Honda City has taken a back seat. In about 20 days, Honda Mobilio has amassed over 10,000 bookings, which has resulted in Honda Car India suspending production of their City sedan this month.
Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) reports monthly domestic sales of 15,709 units in July 2014 over 11,223 units in July 2013 to register 40% sales growth.