Honda posts 45 percent higher sales in India in September

Honda sales in India rose by 45% in September to 15,015 vehicles, compared to 10,354 units in September 2013.

Japan’s second-largest automaker sold 1,152 Brios in India in September, as well as 3,848 Amazes, 5,329 Mobilios and 4,600 units of the City.

Sixty-eight units of the Honda CRV were sold in India in September.

A total of 380 units were exported in September.

Senior Vice-President of Marketing and Sales of Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL), Jnaneswar Sen, said:

“We continue to perform strongly with strong demand for all our models during this festival period.”

Honda Mobilio launch in India

Mr. R.K.Sharma, Senior VP and Director of General Affairs of HCIL, (left); Mr. Yoshiyuki Matsomoto (right), Managing Officer of Honda Motor Company; and Mr. Hironori Kanayama (middle), President & CEO of HCIL, at the launch of the Honda Mobilio. (Photo: HCIL)

Mr. Sen said that Honda resumed production of the Honda City at its new plant in Tapukara in September. “In coming months, we will be able to ensure better availability and timely deliveries to fulfill the huge demand,” he added.

Deliveries of the Mobilio RS, a sportier version of the Mobilio, started on September 23rd. The RS has a dual-slat chrome grille, headlamps with day-time-running LEDs, and sportier-looking bumpers.

During the first six months of this financial year, Honda in India saw overall sales increase by 47.9% compared to the same period last year. In the April-to-September period 2014, a total of 88,200 units were sold, up from 59,617 vehicles in April-September 2013.

About Honda in India

Honda Cars India Ltd. is a 100%-owned subsidiary of Honda in Japan. It was formerly known as Honda Siel Cars India Ltd., and started operations in 1995 as a joint venture between Usha International of Siddharth Shriram Group and Honda Motor Company.

In 2013, Honda bought out Usha and changed the name to Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL).