The company, a joint venture between Japanese auto giant Honda and the Siel Group, is also ramping up its capacity by up to 50% in the next month to meet the demand during the season. According to sources, the company is planning to come up with a new Civic with minor changes in its looks, such as a new bumper, possibly within the next months.
According to Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam), sales of Civic has been falling in the recent months with July registering a 45.44% dip. Its sales in the first four months of this fiscal declined 55% at 1,598 units compared with 3,549 units in the year- ago period. On expansion of its capacity, thecompanys vice-president (marketing) Jnaneswar Sen aid, Production is demand-driven and it is increasing for our cars. We are planning to ramp up the output by up to 50 % from next month.