Total sales dipped 79 percent in March 2020 with 3,697 units sold, down from 17,201 units sold in March 2019
Honda Cars finished 6th among automakers in India in terms of sales in March 2020. It noted domestic sales of 3,697 units in the past month, down 79 percent as against 17,201 units sold in the same month of the previous year.
Even as every model noted de-growth in the past month, Honda Amaze was the best selling model in the company lineup. Total sales stood at 2,744 units, down 63 percent as against 7,419 units sold in March 2019. Honda Amaze, in the sub 4 meter sedan segment, competes with Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Aura, Tata Tigor, and Ford Aspire. It has consistently been in second position on the monthly sales charts.
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Honda Jazz failed to see any sales in the past month even as sales in March 2019 has stood at 1,078 units. The Jazz facelift has been teased ahead of launch and gets several sportier updates as compared to its earlier counterpart. It could be powered by the same set of petrol and diesel engines in BS6 format and could see its price hiked by Rs.50,000 as compared to BS4 Jazz which falls within the range of Rs 7.45 lakhs to Rs 9.4 lakhs.
Honda Car Sales – March 2020
The 10th Gen Honda Civic which was launched in March 2019 noted sales of 2,291 units in that month which dipped to just 67 units in March 2020. Sales of the Honda WR-V stood at just 86 units, down from 2,552 units sold in March 2019, a dip of 97 percent. Bookings have opened for the 2020 WR-V which comes in with BS6 compliant petrol and diesel engine options and design upgrades.
Honda City has also noted de-growth of 77 percent to 786 units sold in March 2020 as compared to 3,432 units sold in the same month of the previous year. The new 2020 Honda City will be launched soon in India. It will be offered in three variants: V, VX and ZX. It will be presented with two engine options of a 1.5 liter petrol and 1.5 liter diesel. Launch date will be finalized once the nationwide lockdown has been lifted.
Honda BR-V failed to note any sales in the past month while sales of the CR-V clocked 14 units, down 87 percent as against 104 units sold in March 2019.
The entire auto industry has been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as has been every other industry in the country. Recovery remains a point of concern especially considering the extended lock down period and no announcements being made by the Government of India regarding opening up of industries in the immediate future.