Honda City, the Japanese brand's best-selling sedan in India, has attained the seven lakh sales mark since it was first introduced in the country in 1998. The City enjoys a strong loyalty in a market, which is the largest and most important market for it, currently accounts for over 25% of the car’s worldwide sales. Honda City has seen four generations so far and while the first three generations were only petrol powered, the fourth generation City is also available with a diesel engine option. Honda City is a successful sedan with a presence in over 60 countries, registering cumulative sales of 3.6 million units. Currently in its fourth generation, the City has been one of the best selling premium sedans in the country, owing to its design, reliability and interior features. Available with manual transmission (both petrol and diesel) and advanced CVT petrol, the City delivers a balance of performance and fuel economy.
Speaking about the milestone achievement by Honda City in India, Yoichiro Ueno, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd said, “Honda City is our bestseller model in India and the only premium sedan to achieve cumulative sales of 7 lakh units in the country. With a strong legacy of four generations, the City brand has evolved with the changing tastes and aspirations of our customers. We thank all our City customers for their patronage of the brand.”
“India has always been a strong market for Honda City and currently accounts for 25% of its worldwide sales. It’s a complete package of sporty looks with advanced safety, superb driving performance, high fuel efficiency, best comfort and a rich equipment list. We hope the Honda City will retain its much-loved brand status in the years to come,” he added.
With strong competition from Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna the sales of Honda City have seen a decline by about 25% during the FY 2016-17 as the company sold a total of 57,984 units in the domestic market as compared to 77,584 units in FY 2015-16. However, with the introduction of the facelift, Honda City picked up the pace in its sales again and in the first half of this ongoing financial year 2017-18 the company has sold a total of 31,583 units in the first six months as against 27,104 units in April-September 2016.