India accounts for 25% of global sales for the Honda City

The Honda City in its 4th generation has sold 2.5 lakh units till date since its launch in January 2015.

Honda Car India is celebrating the 2.5 lakhs sales milestone of the new Honda City. The latest 4th generation City was launched in January 2015 and has been one of the top selling models in its segment. This is also the first generation Honda City to come powered by a diesel engine. The first generation Honda City ws launched in 1998 in India and has since the sold more than 6.8 lakh units. Globally the number goes up to 3.5 million units of which the current generation City accounts for 1 million sales. This makes the 4th generation car the most successful iteration of the Honda City since its inception in 1998.

Sales of the 4th generation City also reveal that 61 percent of its customers have bought the petrol derivative while a healthy 30 percent bought the automatic version. The Honda City is powered by a 1.5-litre etrol that develops 118 PS and 145 Nm, and a 1.5-litre diesel that develops 100 PS and 200 Nm. The petrol is available with a 5-speed manual or a 7-step CVT with paddle shifters. The diesel on the other hand is only available with a 6-speed manual. Recently, the company launched the 2017 Honda City ZX in India that offers new features like an advanced 17.7 cm touchscreen infotainment system called the Digipad, LED headlights, LED taillights and 16-inch diamond alloy wheels.

Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, President & CEO, Honda Cars India, said, “The City is an important pillar of Honda’s business and success in India. With its new-generation technologies, the 4th Generation City meets our customers’ aspirations for a premium product. It is also a testimony of our commitment to bring the best models and technologies for our customers in India. I would like to thank our customers for their support to the model.”

Also Read: 2017 Honda City ZX Road Test Review

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