IAB Report – Honda City production relocated to Tapukara to meet Mobilio’s demand

Posted on: Aug 5, 2014 - 6:14pm IST

Honda India stops production of the new City in August to shift tools from Greater Noida to Tapukara.

Overwhelmed by a strong response to the newly launched Honda Mobilio and a sustained demand for the new Honda City, Honda Cars India announced this afternoon that it is shifting the entire production of the new City from Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh to Tapukara, Rajasthan.

Honda India has sold 53,605 units of the (new) City in the first seven months of 2014 at a monthly average of 7,658 units and has already earned 50 percent of the C-Segment market share. The Mobilio which was launched on July 23 has garnered 10,000 bookings since.

New Honda City petrol AT rear three quarters from the launch
The Honda City will be made alongside the Amaze at the Tapukara plant.

In order to facilitate the shift, Honda has halted the production of the new City in August. Production would resume in September, at Tapukara.

The move, Honda explains, is to ensure maximized production and timely delivery of both cars. The Mobilio, which is made at the Greater Noida plant will be benefited by the additional production capacity that is made available due to the City’s production shift.

Honda Mobilio Diesel Review tracking
The vacating City allows more Mobilios to be built at the Greater Noida plant.

The Tapukara plant which began vehicle manufacturing operations in February 2014 has an annual production capacity of 1,20,000 units and is currently running on single shift, producing the Amaze. The full fledged manufacturing facility includes vital functions such as powertrain shop, weld shop, engine and frame assembly, forging, press shop, paint shop, plastic moulding and engine testing facility.

More details are available in the press release below.

Honda City – Image Gallery

Honda Mobilio – Image Gallery

Honda City production shifts to Tapukara – Press Release

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3 thoughts on “IAB Report – Honda City production relocated to Tapukara to meet Mobilio’s demand

  1. azhar says:

    well srini may be but that does not looks like the case as of now coz around 10k mobilios are booked in 10 days time making around 1000 bookings a day!!! but beware he may charge more after 15-20 day….

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  2. Srini says:

    Today, I have checked the vehicle, the waiting period as disclosed is very confusing….they say Delivery will be given in the month October…..I asked immediate availability is not a possibility? Then they said, can arrange within 15-20 days, if willing pay up now the whole money…instead Rs. 51000 which is booking amount… I am confused about……..is it a manipulation to show that vehicle is in demand..??

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    1. dinesh shekhar says:

      No Srini, in fact this is the actual scenario. I have got my friend working with Honda, who says, the new City both in Petrol and Diesel is in high demand and major production occupies by it, though demand for the Amaze is still strong though in sloppy phase.

      City can be available by paying the full amount – on cases of cancellation or change of mind to Mobilio, etc. Such way, the buyer will not get his choice of colour of model.

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