Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) has registered an 18 per cent jump in its domestic sales figures in May 2014. The Japanese manufacturer managed to sell 13,362 vehicles in India last month, as compared to 11,342 units it sold in the corresponding period in 2013. Besides these, Honda also shipped off 518 units manufactured in India to its foreign markets in the last month.
Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Sr. Vice President, marketing and sales, Honda Cars India Ltd. said, “We are thankful to our customers for the continued support we have been receiving for the Amaze and all new City and are confident that we will continue to do well in respective segments.”
The eagerly awaited Mobilio, which will mark Honda’s foray into the MPV segment, was recently spotted testing in India. The seven-seater will be launched sometime next month and is expected further boost Honda’s sales numbers in the country.
Talking about their entry into the MPV segment, Mr Sen added, “Currently, we are excited about entering into the MPV segment with the upcoming launch of our mid-size stylish seve- seater - the Honda Mobilio. We are hopeful that the Indian consumers will welcome our new offering with open arms.”
The City has always been a good car, though the lack of a diesel engine had hampered its sales. Honda introduced the new i-DTEC engine for the new City and the Amaze owing to India’s love for the cheaper fuel. This engine has been well received in the Indian market, helping the Japanese manufacturer increase its domestic sales by leaps and bounds. The same engine will also be employed in the Honda Mobilio, and if the sales numbers of the City and Amaze are anything to go by, we are sure the Mobilio will also be a huge success.