Honda City crosses 50k mark in sales in India

30/11/2009 - 15:26 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

The City is a big hit in India with over 2.8 lakh sold since 1998

Honda City is one of the most popular cars in India. Don't agree? Just look at the sales figure projected by Honda in a recent press release - it has crossed sales of 50,000 units in just 12 months.

The third generation Honda City was launched in September last year and ever since its fuel efficiency, refined engine and performance has been appreciated by the masses. The third generation Honda city employs a 1.5 litre 4-cylinder iVTEC engine that produces 118PS power and overall fuel economy of 16kmpl. The Honda Jazz has also played its part by acting as a bait to bring in new customers into Honda showrooms.

Masahiro Takedagawa President and CEO Honda Siel cars India -

We are very pleased with this milestone and would like to thank our customers for their trust and confidence in our product. Since its launch in 1998 the three generations of Honda city have sold around 2.8 lakh units in the country making it Honda’s best seller in the country.

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Press Release

“New Honda City achieves milestone sales50,000 units sold in a year

New Delhi, 26 November, 2009: The third-generation Honda City today crossed a significant milestone in its journey in the Indian market, selling more than 50,000 units in just 12 months.

The third-generation City was launched in India in September ’08 and the deliveries of the car began towards the end of November’ 08. The Honda City is the largest selling model of Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI), and India has emerged as the largest market for the City in the Asian region during this period.

Since its launch in 1998, the Honda City has been a runaway success in the country and has revolutionized the sedan segment both in terms of design and performance and has so far sold more than 2.8 lakh units in the country. The car with its brilliant engine, fuel efficiency and total reliability struck an instant chord with the Indian buyer and quickly became a best seller in the premium car segment.

In September 2008, the third-generation Honda City set new bench marks in Safety, Comfort and a fine balance of performance and fuel economy. Apart from strong & sleek exterior styling, the Honda City is equipped with a 1.5L, 4-cylinder new-generation i-VTEC engine that delivers class leading power of 118PS and also gives an impressive fuel economy of 16.5 km/l, as per ARAI test data.

Honda City is one of the most awarded cars in the country winning more than 30 automotive awards, including the coveted “Indian Car of the Year” (ICOTY) 2009, from a jury comprising the most respected automotive journalists in India.“We are very pleased with this milestone and would like to thank our customers for their trust & confidence in our product. The Honda City has been a leader in the premium sedan segment for more than a decade now,” says Mr. Masahiro Takedagawa, President & CEO, Honda Siel Cars India. “Across the past three generations, the Honda City has offered great styling, comfort, performance and reliability and delighted more than 2.8 lakh customers in India over the past 11 years”, he added.”

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