Honda Cars India Ltd. posted a growth of 12.2 per cent in domestic sales. The company sold 12,804 cars last month as against 11,407 units sold in June 2016.
The Japanese carmaker made significant gains particularly due to their City sedan and newly launched WR-V. The company sold 5,187 units of the Honda City and 4,243 WR-Vs. These are followed by the Jazz and Amaze with 1,307 and 1,193 units sold respectively. Honda also managed to sell 567 BR-Vs, 283 Brios and 24 CR-Vs last month.
The company's exports stand at 450 units for June 2017. Despite the challenging market conditions, the carmaker has managed to post good sales figures thanks to the Honda City. The sedan also recorded a cumulative sales of 34,125 units from January to June 2017, making it the highest selling mid-size sedan in India. The Japanese carmaker has 347 outlets in India spread across 232 cities making sure customers' after-sales needs are also taken care of.
Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) said, "HCIL conducted a price protection in June to those customers who purchase cars before GST roll out in order to counter the sales challenge during pre-GST period. It helped us maintain good sales numbers. We foresee that the GST rollout, good monsoon forecast and upcoming festive season will further improve the buyers’ sentiment.”