While an Economic downturn in India caused a number of automakers here to suffer in silence for months because of falling sales, a bleak market, notwithstanding, Honda Cars India continued to sell cars in profitable volumes these past few months.
Earlier this month, Honda India announced its exhibition outline for the 12th Auto Expo in India. Honda will globally unveil a new creative model, the Honda Vision XS-1. Honda Vision XS-1 is a study model of a new crossover model which features sporty styling and outstanding utility space based on Honda’s unique packaging technologies.
To focus on the mass segment cars, like Brio, Amaze, Jazz, City, and Mobilio, Honda Cars India has revealed that they will discontinue their premium sedan offering, Accord from India line-up.
Honda Car India are on a product offensive. They have already announced three blockbuster launches for the year 2014, City, Mobilio and Jazz, which will expand their product range with the likes of Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai, the two largest car makers in India.
With just three cars in the line-up for the month of November 2013, Honda Cars India, the completely owned subsidiary of Japan’s Honda Motors has posted a record 151% growth in sales. The three cars are, Brio hatchback, CR-V SUV, and Amaze compact sedan.
Honda is set to unveil its 4th generation City sedan with a new Diesel i-DTEC engine in the coming weeks. To be larger than the current model, the new Honda City sedan will be based on 2014 Honda Jazz hatchback.
The new Honda Mobilio MPV, which is going to be launched in India next year to compete with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, has received an amazing response in the Indonesian market where it was unveiled earlier this year.
Honda Amaze was launched in India back in April this year, and their plant has worked at full capacity ever since. In the first quarter since Amaze’s launch (Apr-Jun 2013), Honda Cars India reported growth in sales by a massive 45%, and that too at a time when many are registering decline. This new amazing Honda car is now available in South Africa as well.
The floods have abated and the Government of Uttarakhand has declared a total of 5000+ dead. However, the question of reconstruction and redevelopment, relief and rehabilitation continues with funds pouring in from all quarters. The latest from auto industry to join, is Honda Motors India.