Honda will be increasing the production of the Amaze from November this year when it starts a third shift at its Greater Noida factory. The company hopes to reduce its waiting period to 2-3 months from the current 4-5 months.
The Japanese maker hasn’t decided on the number of cars produced in third shift but confirmed that the production shift will be shorter than the other two normal shifts. Currently, the Noida plant manufactures 440 cars per day in two shifts which includes the Amaze.
Honda has been running an order backlog of over 20,000 for the sub-four metre car and is currently selling an average of 5500 units per month. The company has confirmed that no other cars production is being compromised for this production hike.
"The demand for Amaze has been so strong and we still continue to have more bookings. In order to reduce the waiting period, we have decided to start a third shift at the Greater Noida plant by November," said Jnaneshwar Sen, senior-vice president, Honda India.