Honda Cars In India

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Latest on Honda: 01 July, 2015

Honda Cars India on Wednesday reported 12.65 per cent increase in its domestic sales at 18,380 units in June. It had sold 16,316 units in June last year, Honda Cars India (HCIL) said in a statement. Last month, the company sold 923 units of small car Brio, 2,336 units of soon-to-be-launched hatchback Jazz, 6,834 units of compact sedan Amaze, 1,043 units of MPV Mobilio and 7,187 units of the mid-sized sedan City.

Summary

Honda has 50 cars models available in India out of which 8 are hatchbacks, 29 are sedans, 3 are SUVs and 10 are MUVs/MPVs. Honda has total of 32 petrol cars and 18 diesel cars. There are 8 automatic cars and 42 manual transmission cars to select from. Brio is the most economical car with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 4,46,938/- and the most expensive model is CR V with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 22,32,340/-. Mobilio is the latest car by Honda launched on 2014-07-23 and priced at Rs. 7,08,386/- (ex-showroom price, Mumbai) - Read Expert Review on Mobilio. Civic, XS-1 and TIF are some of the upcoming Honda cars in 2015. Popular Honda cars in Jul-2015 are Amaze, City and Mobilio. Find details on 145 Honda new car dealers across India.

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL), the fully owned Indian subsidiary of the globally reckoned Japanese manufacturer, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. HCIL takes responsibility for manufacturing, marketing, promotion, and selling of Honda Car models in Indian Territory. Previously known as Honda Siel Cars India Ltd, the Japanese car maker forayed in the Indian market in year 1995. The company commenced its operations with Usha International that belonged to Siddharth Shriram Group. However in year 2012, Honda bought 3.16 per cent stake in Usha International by paying a price of Rs 1.8 billion and finally then its name was changed to Honda Cars India Ltd. The City sedan was the first Honda Car model launched by the Japanese car maker in India, which is still its top trading model.

Indian Operations And Executive Managements

Honda Cars India is currently being led by Mr Katsushi Inoue, the President and CEO of company. Its headquarters are located in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Honda India presently holds two manufacturing facilities in India - one in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh and other at Tapukara, Rajasthan. The first production facility was established at Greater Noida, U.P. in year 1997. This plant is spread across an area of around 150 acres, and can easily produce around 120,000 units in a year. The second manufacturing plant in Tapukara region of Rajasthan has an area of about 450 acres and bears an annual rolling out capacity of 120,000. The vehicle manufacturing commenced in 2014 at Honda’s Rajasthan facility, the power train and press shops, on the contrary, had started way before in September 2008.

Products And Services

Honda Cars India Limited, holds a pretty strong sales and distribution network that covers both urban and semi-urban area of our country. The Japanese car maker currently owns 215 authorized dealerships across approx. 140 cities. Its’ “3S Facility” format offers sales, service and spare services to customers at all Honda dealerships. HCIL has also taken an Insurance initiative called ‘Honda Assure’ to perk up ownership experience of buyers.  This program is expected to benefit customers through a more transparent, problem-free deal along with quick procedure over their claims.  Auto Terrace - Honda’s exchange and pre-owned car division can be reached be contacting major Honda dealers across the nation. It is a perfect destination for those looking for exchanging their existing Honda models for new ones.

Environmental Initiatives

The world leading Japanese company, Honda, released the India’s first hybrid sedan - the Civic Hybrid on June 18, 2008. The vehicle debuted under Honda’s long-term promise of offering innovative and environmentally-friendly technologies. Despite being an environmental friendly vehicle, the Civic hybrid offered exceptional fuel efficiency, better performance, environment friendliness and a fun-to-drive experience. However, the sedan failed to bring volumes for Honda and was eventually retracted from Indian market. Later in the 2014 Delhi Motor Show, Honda India exhibited the 2014 Accord hybrid which is expected to reach our markets in coming years. The company also introduced a CNG version of its compact sedan the Amaze recently.

Founder And First Car

Soichiro Honda, a normal mechanic in a Japanese tuning shop - Art Shokai, was the founder of Honda. He man was deeply interested in automotive technologies and wanted to do something about it. At Art Shokai, he tuned vehicles and presented several models in car races. Sometime later, he began making piston rings for Toyota, but the first assignment was cancelled on behalf of poor quality. With improvisations in quality, he re-established the lost deal with Toyota and began a new piston construction company. Years later, Mr. Soichiro Honda founded the Honda Technical Research Institute in Hamamatsu region of Japan, where his team develops mini 2-cycle motorbike power mills. Much supported by a positive growth, Mr. Scoichiro accumulated good capital for building his first motorbike - the Honda Cub. This symbolized the initiation of Honda Motor Company that became one of the largest motorcycle manufacturing companies by 1964. The T360 mini pick-up truck was its first production automobile, which was installed with a small 356cc straight-4 gasoline engine. The S500 sports car was the company’s first production car.

 USP

Honda’s engines are known to be the most reliable power mills globally. It’s i-VTEC petrol engines delivers higher fuel efficacy, lower maintenance costs and smooth driving experience.

Similarly, the i-DTEC diesel engine comes under the category of most fuel efficient oil burners in automotive industry. It is true that Honda Cars India did pretty good business in its initial period, customers’ increasing inclination to diesel mills, and increasing need of higher fuel economy, affected the sales of Honda Cars adversely until Amaze entered the market and changed the scenario. It was year 2013 when Honda released its first diesel vehicle - Amaze that turned the tables for the brand. Later, the Japanese car maker launched the Honda City and Mobilio with both diesel and petrol powertrains. These fuel efficient Honda cars played a significant part in the steep growth rate recorded by Honda after that. Though almost all the Honda cars are known for offering high mileage, the most fuel efficient Honda Cars are - Mobilio, Amaze and City.

Resale Value

Honda models bear decent resale value in Indian used car market, thanks to their high quality interiors, stylish & classy exteriors and heart-winning fuel efficiency. Honda’s City sedan is India’s top-trading mid-sized sedan, which and gets counted among those cars that enjoy exceptionally high resale value in Indian market. Other than this, there are some other fuel efficient Honda Cars like Figo and Amaze that promise a good value in second hand car market.

Competition

At present, Honda Car India is holding third position among largest car manufacturers of India. However, the maker is receiving a tough fight from several other automakers like Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Toyota, etc.

Honda Car Models

Honda Amaze
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Rs. 5.54 - Rs. 8.67 lakhs
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Honda Amaze

The Amaze, launched in 2013, is one of the most awarded and top-selling Honda cars in India.  The sub-4 meter sedan, based on the Brio’s platform, looks very refreshing and outgoing. Unlike the Brio, the sedan gets a new double chrome grille, body colored front bumper, more premium rear combination lamp and over-hanged boot. Interior, too, is same as the Brio. Material quality is good. It’s quite spacious and well-equipped. The compact sedan is available in two engine options – a 86.7bhp, 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 98.6bhp, 1.5-litre i-DTECH diesel.

Honda Brio
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Rs. 4.47 - Rs. 7.2 lakhs
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Honda Brio

Honda's first sub-compact hatchback, the Brio, was launched in 2011 in India along with other two growing Asian markets - Thailand and Indonesia. This 5-seater small hatchback is known for its excellent drivability and high fuel efficiency. Powering the vehicle is a 1.2-litre, i-VTEC petrol unit that is good for 86.8bhp and 109Nm. The car can be bought either with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic transmission. The similar engine also powers the Amaze - Honda's first diesel vehicle in India.

Honda City
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Rs. 7.91 - Rs. 12.42 lakhs
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Honda City

Launched in 1998, the City has always been appreciated for its premium design, interior comfort and drivability. It has always been among the top-selling Honda cars in India. The company introduced the fourth-generation of the sedan, in 2014, with significant exterior and interior updates and a new diesel engine option. Wearing all new panels and lots of chrome and styling elements, it looks more premium than the outgoing model. Interior, too, is completely changed with improved quality, comfort and rich features.

Honda CR V
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4.41 from 147 submission(s)
Rs. 22.32 - Rs. 26.52 lakhs
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Honda CR V

The CR-V has seen its four generation in India. The SUV was once among the top-selling Honda cars in India, but its sales started falling due to consumers’ growing preference for diesel models. The company introduced the fourth-generation of SUV, in 2013, with significant exterior and interior updates. Wearing a new chrome grille, dual-tone theme, swept back HID headlamps with washer, prominent wheel arches and other styling elements, the SUV looks more aggressive and sportier than the old model.

Honda Mobilio
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3.67 from 100 submission(s)
Rs. 7.08 - Rs. 12.46 lakhs
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Honda Mobilio

The Mobilio, Honda’s first-ever MPV (Multi-purpose vehicle), is known for its strong performance and excellent driving dynamics. The MPV, launched in 2014, is the third product built on the Brio platform. The second product, based on the Brio, was the Amaze that became one of the best-selling Honda cars in India soon after the launch. The front-fascia of the MPV looks identical to the Brio. However, the large chrome grille, black finishing on front bumper and headlights with new details distinguish both the cars.

Upcoming Honda Cars in India

Honda CR V Images
Since the advent of the new and improved diesel cars, the car makers are going extra miles in order to make something better than the previous one. Currently, the market is ...more on Honda CR V
Expected: early 2016, 0 comments.
Honda Accord Images
The Honda Accord is the top model in the line of sedans from Honda Siel Cars India and is definitely a show stealer. The new Honda Accord Diesel is ready to hit the Indian ...more on Honda Accord
Expected: Early 2016, 0 comments.
Honda Civic Images
The latest edition of Honda Civic, officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, has already become a grand success. This edition has close resemblance with its ...more on Honda Civic
Expected: End 2016, 0 comments.
Honda TIF Images
Honda is one of the most admired car manufacturers in India and has set many benchmarks in terms of technology and design since it commenced operations. Honda TIF is upcoming ...more on Honda TIF
Expected: End 2016, 0 comments.
Honda Vezel Images
In India, Honda maintains its presence in all the prominent segments like hatchback, sedan and Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). In the coming time, Honda would be expanding its ...more on Honda Vezel
Expected: end 2015, 0 comments.
Honda Accord Images
Honda Accord is the iconic luxury sedan from the Japanese auto giant that marked its advent in the domestic automotive industry during 2001. After the launch, this car soon ...more on Honda Accord
Expected: Early 2016, 0 comments.
Honda Jazz Images
Honda Jazz is a premium hatchback of the Japanese auto major that was first launched in the year 2009. This car witnessed a whole-hearted welcome from the Indian audiences due ...more on Honda Jazz
Expected: early 2015, 0 comments.
Honda NSX Images
Honda NSX is a sports car from the Japanese auto giant that was sold in the global markets from 1990-2005. This speed cruiser was manufactured in some countries under the brand ...more on Honda NSX
Expected: Early 2016, 0 comments.
Honda XS-1 Images
Honda has been constantly striving since the past few years to be the top-notch automotive brand of India. The company's sheer determination has assisted it to procure a ...more on Honda XS-1
Expected: End 2016, 0 comments.

Discontinued Honda Models

Honda Accord

Honda Accord is the luxury sedan offered by the Japanese car maker in the Indian market. This car is desired by many for its majestic looks, spacious interiors and excellent performance, a winning combination for the company. The model is available in the market in two petrol-powered variants that exude elegance and class to their cores.


Fueltype:Petrol,Transmission:Automatic
Honda City Old

Fueltype:Petrol,Transmission:Manual
Honda City ZX

Fueltype:Petrol,Transmission:Manual
Honda Civic

Honda Civic is one of the highest selling premium sedans in India, mainly due to its looks and interiors. However, the highlight of the car is its performance and it remains untouched in the department. Buyers in the country can choose between three petrol variants that are available with manual and automatic transmission options.


Fueltype:Petrol,Transmission:Manual
Honda Civic Hybrid

Honda Civic Hybrid is the eco-friendly version of the popular Civic that boasted of a petrol+electric engine. The model has been discontinued in the country due to a small market for hybrid cars and high price. This environment friendly sedan had a unique mechanism that cut off power to the engine when it came to a halt and recharged the electric battery through regenerative braking technology.


Fueltype:Petrol,Transmission:Manual
Honda CR

Fueltype:Petrol,Transmission:Automatic
Honda Jazz

The premium hatchback in Honda`s Indian portfolio, Jazz is one of the most spacious cars currently present in the country. The aerodynamic design of the car is its most distinguish feature, while its opulent interiors also draw many buyers. The model is available in India in three variants Jazz, Jazz Select and Jazz X.


Fueltype:Petrol,Transmission:Manual

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