Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) has registered a 30 per cent increase in its domestic sales figures in April 2014. The company has managed to sell 11,040 vehicles in India last month, as compared to 8,488 units it sold in the corresponding period, last year. The Japanese manufacturer also exported 402 cars last month.
Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Sr. Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd. said, “We have started the financial year 2014 - 15 on a positive note and would like thank our customers for the fantastic response to the all-new Honda City. We also celebrated the first anniversary of Honda Amaze by introducing the anniversary edition and we are confident of its good sales in this fiscal as well.”
The new City is a major contributor to Honda’s growth, as the company managed to sell 7,044 units of the sedan last month. The Amaze compact sedan, which completed a year in India, has also been consistently returning - good numbers. Honda sells four of its models in India, which are manufactured at its facilities in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh and Tapukara, Rajasthan.
The new i-DTEC engine, which is used in the new City as well as the Amaze has worked wonders for Honda. Despite being late to the party, Honda’s first ever diesel engine has been well received by the Indian customers, helping the Japanese manufacturer drive up its sales figures in the country. Honda recently also updated its Indian website with the highly anticipated Mobilio MPV which is expected to be launched very soon.