Honda City Crosses 2-Lakh Sales Milestone!
The Honda City has been the first choice for a large number of premium sedan buyers. Now that it’s offered with both petrol and diesel options, along with a CVT automatic gearbox with the petrol motor, the popularity of the car has grown. This has resulted in the car crossing the two-lakh sales milestone in 36 months in India. Honda claims that this feat makes the City the fastest-selling mid-size sedan in the country. In fact, it has been the highest-selling car for Honda since October 2015 and battles with the Maruti Ciaz for the most-selling premium sedan of the country.
The current generation Honda City has registered sales of 2,00,098 units since its launch, back in January 2014. Also, since January 1998, when the City was first introduced in India, Honda has sold over 6.3 lakh units in the country. Talking about the success of the car in India, Yoichiro Ueno, president & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd., said, “The Honda City is a much-loved brand in India and has been the most crucial part of Honda’s success in the country by cumulatively bringing in more than 6.3 lakh customers to the Honda family. Continuously re-inventing itself, each generation of the Honda City has brought in new technologies and offered new value to enthral the customers, becoming a benchmark for quality and trust. We are extremely proud of reaching the new milestone of 2 lakh sales of the current generation of City and are confident that it will continue to put up a strong performance in future too. We would like to thank our customers for their love and faith in the Honda City as we celebrate this success.”
The Honda City comes with a 119PS, 1.5-litre petrol or a 100PS, 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol motor is mated to a five-speed manual or a CVT automatic gearbox. These combinations return a mileage of 17.8 and 18kmpl, respectively. The diesel motor is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and returns a mileage of 26kmpl. The City also comes with a host of Honda’s active and passive safety technologies, including ABS with EBD, SRS airbags and Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body shell.
With the festive season approaching, these sales figures are expected to rise even further. And with Honda selling 4,255 units of the City and Maruti selling 6,214 units of the Ciaz in August 2016, the rivalry between these two seems all set to continue through the rest of the year.
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