Jodhpur: Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has initiated its â€˜Longest Drive through Amazing Indiaâ€™. No prizes for guessing it’s a Honda Amaze journey. The celebration drive kicked off in Jodhpur, and will entail a distance of over 23,000 Kms across India culminating at Greater Noida.
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.
Hondaâ€™s 1.5 liter iDTEC engine, currently doing duty on both Amaze and City and to be installed on the new Mobilio MPV and Jazz, has proved itself as a fuel efficient, yet powerful diesel engine. However, despite these accolades, it is the strong engine clatter permeating into its interiors that has caused a major issue and which the company is in the process of tackling.
Honda Cars India have sold 45,900 units of City in 6 months and 95,445 units of Amaze since its launch in April 2013. Next product from Honda’s stable is also expected to reach high numbers, but question remains, will it outsell Maruti Ertiga?
Honda Cars India has reported 75% sale growth for June 2014 with 16,316 units sold over 9,297 units sold in June 2013. For Q2 2014 (Q1 FY 2015), HCIL has sold 40,718 units over 29,127 units sold in April â€“ June’13 to report 40% sales growth.
May 2014 celebrates 88000 Honda Amaze sedans sold thus far. It was Honda’s big launch, and paved the way for future vehicle development for India with a diesel engine from the automaker.
Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) is revising production strategy to accommodate high number of bookings of new City sedan, that are shooting through the roof. New Honda City has made it to 30,959 shelters in first four months of 2014. However, sales of Amaze, Honda’s previous best-seller, is struggling to keep up pace as City gets all attention in factory floor.