Launched in April 2013, Honda’s compact sedan for India, Amaze is expected to cross 1 lakh unit sales this week. This is a huge milestone for them as none of their cars have touched the milestone 1 lakh figure in such a short period of 15 months.
Honda Cars India as part of Honda global recall in respect to potential defects to passenger airbags has announced recall of some units of Honda CR-V and Accord. These airbag components are supplied by Takata Corporation and follows recalls by other automakers such as Nissan, BMW and Toyota.
Japanese automakers, Honda Motor Co, are optimistic of an increased sales pitch in the future. This optimism comes from the fact that the automaker is geared to launch new cars in India, first of which will be launched during the current fiscal year.
The joy that last month’s interim budget brought with it with the announcement of lower excise duties resulting in auto majors reducing car prices seems to be short lived. The recent announcement is that from as early as April, car prices from Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors and Honda Cars India are set to increase.
Honda Cars India begins Tapukara production, HCIL target export turnover for 2013-14 is about Rs 350 crore
Tapukara, Feb 24, 2014: Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today started the production of cars from its Tapukara Plant in Distt. Alwar, Rajasthan. Honda Amaze is the first car to roll out from the new plant.
Honda manufacturing operations in North America last week saw a new boost with production start at new Celaya plant, Mexico. 2015 Honda Fit ( Honda Jazz in India) production is underway to meet customer demand for fuel-efficient subcompact models here. Enrique Pena Nieto, president of Mexico, and Takanobu Ito, president & CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. were in attendance.
Until recently, how Honda would improve vehicle delivery seemed a growing concern. That was back when HCIL production stood at 440 units a day. During the 4th gen Honda City unveil in November, Honda announced it had begun a 3rd shift, which would improve production capacity by 40%. This equates to just over 600 cars each day.
Honda City launch on 7th January has reaped in immediate benefits with 7184 units sold in a little over 3 weeks. In comparison, 2898 City units were sold in January 2013. Honda Cars India Ltd.