Honda Cars India Limited is ready with its sale report for February 2021. The Japanese carmaker registered domestic sales of 9,324 units in February 2021 as compared to 7,268 units for the same period last year which translates to a growth of 28.3%. In terms of the exports, the figure rose from a minuscule 64 units in February 2020 to 987 units in February 2021. The sudden spike in the export figure is the result of Honda starting to export the all-new Honda City to left-hand drive markets. The shortage of the supply of semiconductors is still a challenge and Honda mentioned that it is taking all necessary measures and making the adjustments so that the production of the vehicles remains unhampered.
Top Selling Products
Among 4 products that are currently on sale in India namely, Amaze, City, Jazz and WR-V, both the sedan offerings Amaze and City contribute to the maximum of the sales. Both these models contributed to almost 85% of Honda’s sales in 2020. Honda Amaze is the 2nd most selling compact sedan in the country behind Maruti Suzuki Dzire. Honda City was India’s best selling midsize sedan for 2020 selling a total of 21,826 units and with the new updated 2021 model, Honda looks to lure in more customers to its showrooms. Both the petrol and diesel engines have also been updated to meet the stringent BS-6 norms. Honda is now offering a special 10 year/1,20,000 km warranty which further adds to the peace of mind for the customers. The main USP of this warranty is that the customers can avail of this special warranty package anytime given the car’s age is less than 10 years.
As per multiple reports and spy shots, it looks certain that Honda will very soon launch an SUV to take on the hot-contested mid-size SUV segment having the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector and more. A hybrid spec of the City is also on the cards and it could hit the Indian roads by mid-2021.