New Honda City helps boost company sales in February 2017
10,000 bookings for 2017 Honda City received in 1st month of launch, 40% of which were for the top-end ZX variant.
Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has reported domestic sales to the extent of 14,249 units in February 2017 while exports stood at 748 units during the same month. Domestic sales increased 9.4% from 13,020 units sold in February 2016 to 14,249 units in the past month.
2017 Honda City, priced from INR 8.50-13.56 lakhs, launched in India in February, has received overwhelming response with well over 10,000 bookings received to date.
The new City is available with an option of 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engines. The former develops 119 PS and 145 Nm of torque while the latter churns out 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque. The petrol motor can be specified with a 5-MT or a CVT while the oil burner is available only with a 6-speed MT.
Speaking about individual sales, of the overall sales, the Honda Brio registered sales of 521 units while 2,758 units of the Jazz and 3,924 units of Amaze were sold last month. The City, BR-V and CR-V also noted sales to the extent of 6,318 units, 703 units and 25 units respectively.
The company which produces its passenger cars from two facilities in Greater Noida and Tapukara in Rajasthan has a lineup that includes the Honda Brio, Honda Jazz, Honda Amaze, Honda Mobilio, Honda City, Honda BR-V and Honda CR-V. It is only the Honda Accord Hybrid that is brought in as a CBU from Thailand. Honda Cars also has strong network of sales and service of 332 facilities in 220 cities in India.
Later this month, Honda India will launch yet another car, in the form of WR-V. This is a new car built on the same platform as Jazz, but is going to be promoted as a compact SUV or crossover. It will rival the likes of Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza. More details about the Honda WR-V can be found here.