We all would agree that Honda City is a cult brand with fans across generations, and is one of the longest running car brands in the country. First launched in 1998, the City has completed 20 years in India and it has only become bigger and better with each generation (though my personal favourite is the 3rd gen model). And there can’t be a better proof of its popularity than the fact that despite tough rivalry in the mid-size sedan, Honda City emerged as the top-selling car of its category
this year as well.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz also put up a great show as it was only 3168 units less than the Honda City in the calendar year 2017. The Japanese carmaker sold a total of 62,573 units of the car in the calendar year 2017, and the Maruti Ciaz did a total sales of 59405 units in the same period.
Thanks to the strong demand for City and WR-V, Honda Cars India Ltd recorded a growth of 15 percent in 2017. In December alone, the company recorded 26 percent year-on-year growth with a total of 12,642 units as against 10,071 units in the same month previous year. And the Honda City and WR-V have once again been the biggest contributors in the growth with 4,365 and 3,760 sold units respectively.
Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd. said, “2017 has been a milestone year for Honda Cars in India, as our best seller Honda City completes 2 decades of unparalleled success in India. Honda City has emerged as the highest selling mid-size sedan during 2017. I would like to thank our customers for their strong support to the model.”
While the City and WR-V continued to do well for Honda in December as well, all other products including the Amaze, Jazz and BR-V couldn’t bring many customers. But with some exciting products lined-up for this year including the HR-V and the new-gen Civic, the company is set to increase its market share in 2018.
Here’s the sales break-up of all Honda cars sold in December 2017
Brio – 291
Jazz – 1891
Amaze – 1415
City – 4365
WR-V – 3760
BR-V – 880
CR-V – 40
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