Honda City has been the unleashed leader in the exclusive sedan segment in India since it came to domestic auto market before a decade ago. Honda City in India had many challenges but none was able to drift the executive sedan from its top position.
But now it seems that the situation is a little different for the Japanese auto maker with the globe's biggest auto mobile maker entering this segment. A big toss has been observed in the domestic auto market. Cars like Volkswagen Vento, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki SX4 Diesel, the upcoming Ford Fiesta have captured the domestic auto market sedan segment.
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The German car marvel has rolled out 3548 Volkswagen Vento cars. While Honda City sold only 120 cars more than the Vento. It shows how soon the German car maker is catching up the auto segment. The newly introduced Maruti SX4 Diesel has already made 5000 bookings which shows its popularity. The Newer version of Hyundai Verna 2011 and the most awaited Ford Fiesta 2011 are likely to beat the sales figure of the Honda City. As per the auto experts from the Indian auto industry Honda City should soon launch the diesel version of the same.
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As looking at the present scenario of the increasing petrol prices and the demand for the increasing diesel wagon, it will be likable if the auto giant launches the diesel sedan soon. Otherwise, the auto giant might have to lose its number one position to some other car maker. At present Honda City is available in six versions starting at Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh. The sedan is known for its mileage which is 17 kmpl for highway.