Honda Cars India Ltd, announced that since its first introduction in the country in 1998 its bestselling premium sedan Honda City has sold 7 lakh units. The company has recently launched its fourth-generation version, enjoys a huge brand loyalty. The car’s popularity in India can be considered through its 25 percent share in worldwide sales that makes the country the largest market for the City.
Speaking about the milestone achievement by Honda City in India, Mr. 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.”
In India City was first introduced in 1998 but company introduced diesel engine for the first time with fourth generation model of Honda City. Diesel variant of fourth generation Honda City is the best selling model of city yet with the dispatched units over 2.7 lakh.
The new Honda City comes with two engine options that is a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The gearbox options are different in both the engine trims. The petrol variant mated with a five-speed manual or CVT transmission while the diesel variant only availed by a manual unit.
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The City comes with some of the best-in-class features like Keyless entry, Electric Sunroof, Steering Mounted Audio and Bluetooth handsfree and advanced 17.7 cm touchscreen infotainment system called the Digipad. The Honda City also comes with Reverse Camera & Parking Sensors, Cruise Control, Automatic Air-conditioner, leather seats, 16 inch diamond alloy wheels and safety at its best with ABS (Anti-lock braking system) with EBD, & Airbags.