The Honda City launched on January 7, 2014, has raked in considerable amount of bookings. The Japanese car maker has worked hard on the fourth-generation City, and hit the bulls-eye with its super competitive pricing and as a result has boosted the demand for the sedan.
As of now, the most popular variants are the SV, V and VX going by the number of bookings. The list of features on these variants and the pricing, which is what a C-Segment buyer is comfortable with, are the main reasons for the popularity of these models. The deliveries of the diesel variants will start from next week and the City’s petrol variants will be available by March-end or the first week of April.
The balance between demand and supply is a tad difficult task and as expected the City already has a waiting period, but it’s the top-end V and VX variants that have a little longer waiting time. On the other hand, the SV has the shortest delivery lag and the base E and S too don’t command a long wait either. Honda had long predicted that the SV variant will get maximum bookings and had made necessary arrangements to send more cars in this trim for the first batch of deliveries.
Some dealers are also claiming that they have a backlog of more than 100 cars to deliver. Looks like Honda will be laughing its way to the bank as the dealers are busy raking in orders.
Source: Autocar India