Among all car manufacturers in India, 2014 has been perhaps the best yet for Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL). Sailing on the success of the Mobilio (it outsold both the Ertiga and the Innova last month!) and the new City, the company registered another good month of sales registering a 45 per cent growth this time in September over the sales achieved in the same month last year. Honda sold 15,105 cars in the domestic market last month whereas it had managed to sell 10,354 cars in September 2013.
In fact, the press release states that ‘all models from the company’s stable have maintained strong sales momentum during the first half of the current financial year. Honda registered an overall growth of 47.9 per cent during April– September 2014 with 88,200 units sold as against the 59,617 sold during the corresponding period last year.
Jnaneswar Sen, Sr. Vice President, Marketing &Sales, Honda Cars India, said that the company continues to perform strongly with strong demand for all Honda models during the festival period. If you have been anxious about getting the delivery of your new City in time then what he said next would sound nicer to your ears – he added that the top performer City successfully resumed its production during September 2014 and in the coming months the company will be able to ensure better availability and timely deliveries to fulfill the huge demand.
We had informed our readers earlier about Honda shifting the production of City from its Greater Noida plant to its new factory in Tapukara, in Alwar, Rajasthan. That had caused the sedan’s production to stop temporarily in August, but the car’s manufacturing has now resumed (since the first week of September) and is going on in full swing. So expect the next three months (at the very least) to see Honda cars further bettering last year’s numbers by a considerable margin.