The Honda City has clocked cumulative sales of 7 lakh units in the Indian market. It took a little less than 20 years to achieve the feat. Globally, Honda has sold over 3.6 million units of the City till date. Currently, India accounts for over 25% of the car’s worldwide sales.
Honda first introduced the City in India in January 1998 and was sold until 2003 clocking sales of 59,378 units. The next two generations proved to be more popular with the third generation Honda City racking up sales of almost 2 lakh units in a span of five years. The fourth generation, launched in January 2014, brought with it a diesel variant for the first, which gave sales a push. In its two years and ten months tenure, the fourth-gen Honda City has sold close to 2.7 lakh units.
Speaking about the milestone achievement by the sedan in India, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd said
Honda City is our bestseller model in India and the only premium sedan to achieve cumulative sales of 7 lakh units in the country. With a strong legacy of four generations, the City brand has evolved with the changing tastes and aspirations of our customers. We thank all our City customers for their patronage of the brand.
Honda City sales milestone
|Cumulative sales Milestone||Achievement|
|First introduction||January 1998|
|100,000 Sales||March 2005|
|200,000 Sales||October 2007|
|300,000 Sales||March 2010|
|400,000 Sales||September 2012|
|500,000 Sales||November 2014|
|600,000 Sales||February 2016|
|700,000 Sales||October 2017|