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.
Honda’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 – June’13 to report 40% sales growth.
Ford Fiesta facelift is launched at a starting price of Rs. 7.69 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). It competes with C+ segment sedans like new Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, Fiat Linea and Maruti Suzuki SX4. Here is our comparison review of just launched Fiesta with two segment toppers.
Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has reported monthly domestic sales of 13,362 units in May 2014 over 11342 cars sold in May 2013. This equates to 18% sales growth for the month with much credit going to demand for ll new Honda City and continued sales momentum for Honda Amaze compact sedan.
Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), reported domestic sales of 14,543 units in February 2014, thereby registering 123% sales growth contributed largely by the recently launched all new 4th-gen Honda City, and continual demand for Honda Amaze sedan. In comparison, Honda sold 6510 cars in February 2013. Deliveries for petrol City, which had been kept on hold at the time of City diesel launch began as per schedule in February 2014.