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Honda Becomes 3rd Largest Carmaker; Overtakes Tata Motors

Honda Largest Carmaker

In January 2019, Honda registered an impressive growth of 23% with total sales of 18261 units.

Honda Cars India (HCI) has surpassed Tata Motors to become the country’s fourth largest passenger carmaker in January 2019. While the Japanese automaker managed to retail 18261 units, the home-grown carmaker sold 17404 units. The first, second and third spots were grabbed by Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Mahindra & Mahindra respectively. Read – New Generation Honda City To Launch This Year

In January 2019, Honda was the only car brand to register a massive growth of 23 per cent with total sales of 18261 units as against 14838 units of the same month last year. Tata Motors, on the other hand, witnessed sales decline of 13 per cent with sales of 17826 units as opposed to 20055 units of January 2018.  Read – Up To Rs 87,000 Discount On Honda City

Rajesh Goel, Senior Vice President, and Director, Sales and Marketing, Honda Cars India Ltd said, “HCIL sales efforts backed by excellent support from dealers, helped us achieve the sales growth of 23 per cent in January. Responding to the tepid market situation with extensive marketing efforts including on-ground activations focusing on Tier 2&3 markets, driving sales of all Honda models in the month.”

Talking about the future plan, the Japanese carmaker will launch the new-generation Honda Civic in March, 2019. This time around, the luxury sedan will come with diesel powertrain along with petrol engine paired to manual and automatic gearbox. The new Civic will also see comprehensive cosmetic and feature changes.

Tata Motors recently introduced the Harrier premium 5-seater SUV at an introductory price of Rs 12.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The carmaker has also confirmed the 45X concept based premium hatchback and the Harrier’s 7-seater version for this year. While the former will hit showrooms by mid 2019, the latter will see a release by the end of this year.

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