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.
Tragedy struck three south Delhi businessmen who were found dead in a 2006 model Honda City at RK Puram on Monday night. These businessmen decided to conduct some business discussions over a period of four hours in a parked car and turned on the AC for comfort only to be poisoned by carbon monoxide.
Recently launched Honda Mobilio RS is the first Honda car in India to come with factory fitted body kits. Now, as we already know that delivery of Mobilio RS are going to begin not before September, it seems that Honda Car India is gauging customer response of new RS kits, by offering the same with their City sedan, this year’s most successful car.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) continues to lead as it has a wide range of cars in each segment catering to the demands of varied buyer preferences in India. It is due to this and for the fact that each of these models are affordably priced that the company holds a dominion in Indian markets.
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.
Even as the auto sector continues to post lower than expected sales and diminishing profits, in spite of car makers offering exciting discounts, there have been some exciting launches during the first six months of 2014. Here’s a look at the top three new cars which helped auto industry grow in 2014.
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.