Honda City Becomes India’s #1 Sedan; Beats Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna In Total Sales Volume In 2020
When we think of a good looking car that gives a luxurious feel to the owner and is affordable at the same time, the name that pops up is Honda city. No wonder why this mid sized sedan experienced the most number of sales in the year 2020.
Though Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna are giving though competition, they could not stop Honda city from selling 21,826 units in the 12 months of last year.
All New 5th Generation Of Honda City
Honda City has been modified continuously to provide newer technologies and value propositions to its customers. In July last year, Honda released the latest version of the car, the 5th generation, which got sudden
As of now Honda has not separated the newer model of City and still sells the older version as well. Both the variants get registered under the same name irrespective of its version.
According to the reports given, the top end ZX variant of Honda City has got more response from customers compared to any other variant. Within 6 months of the launch of the latest 5th generation of Honda city, literally half of the customers chose to buy the ZX version while 48% opted for the CVT variant.
Specifications Of Honda City
This mid size sedan famous for its good quality and fuel economy comes with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine creates peak power of 121 PS and peak torque of 145 Nm. Powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC DOHC unit, this version comes with manual and CVT gearbox options.
The version with diesel engine is available only with a manual gearbox and generates peak power of 100 PS and peak torque of 200 Nm. As mentioned earlier this power packed luxury sedan starts just from Rs 10.89 Lakhs.
Updates On Honda
Honda has been growing immensely in the sedan segment because of the launch of new model of Honda City. In the last six months of 2020, there has been a growth of 10% with a sale of 17,347 units in India. The cumulative sales in the sedan segment increased from 41,222 to 24,277 in July to December of 2020 compared to 2019.
Seems like this year Honda is going to launch all new models in the Indian market since it is no longer going to manufacture its two compact SUV models, Honda CR-v and Honda Civic. Instead the carmaker might introduce a brand new model named HR-V in March 2022 which could give a tough competition to Hyundai Creta and Seltos.
Besides, the brand has shifted to a new manufacturing plant at Alwar, Rajasthan closing the one at Greater Noida.