Honda Cars India Limited announces its sales report for April 2021. The Japanese car manufacturer sold a cumulative 10,042 units for the given month. This breaks up as 9,072 units as domestic sales and 970 units as exports. The figure improved when compared to last month, where the company registered a total sales of 7,103 units.
Given the current situation of the spike in COVID-19 cases, all major automotive companies in the country are witnessing a dip in sales. The closure of manufacturing units along with the dealerships is one of the major factors for the decreasing sales of vehicles. Reports suggest that the cases will peak this month and hence the sales figure will go further down in May.
Honda’s Upcoming Plans For India
Recently, the brand introduced the 11th generation of the Civic in the North American market. Civic is one of the oldest product of Honda, which is on sale for five decades now. The new Civic gets a 2.0-litre four-pot naturally aspirated engine making 158 HP of power and 187 Nm of torque. There’s also a 1.5 turbo-petrol engine on offer which cranks out 180 HP of power and 240 Nm of torque. But it is still not clear if Honda will bring in the 11th generation Civic to India. Owing to the lack of demand, Honda chose to discontinue the 10th generation Civic and CR-V last year.
Honda Aims To Become 100 Per Cent EV By 2040
Honda recently mentioned its plans to become all-electric by 2040. This is in tune with other major automotive companies like Volvo, Bentley and more making similar announcements. The future of automotive is electric, and there’s no one denying this fact. In fact, even in India, we are witnessing a steady growth in the demand for electric vehicles. Honda also clarified the fact that this electrification process will play a part in the motorcycle segment as well. In India, we can expect Honda to launch its electric vehicles very soon.