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      Honda car sales for August 2016 take a dip

      Omkar Thakur

      Omkar Thakur

      Honda has sold 13,941 car units in August falling short of the July 2016 numbers by just 92 units. As compared to August last year, when Honda had sold 15,655 units, the monthly sales have gone down by close to 11 per cent.
      The City and the Amaze sedans sales also have been steady at about 4300 units and 2400 units respectively. The Amaze sales were expected to pick up after the launch of the facelifted car but seems to have garnered lukewarm response. . Honda BR-V was expected to keep the volumes running but managed to sell only 2,229 units, almost 33 per cent lower as compared to last month. The hatchbacks seem to be doing well for Honda with the sales of the Jazz and the Brio up as compared to the previous month. The Jazz is selling steadily over 3,500 units every month.

      Honda Jazz
      Honda Jazz

      On the brighter side, Honda was ranked number three on the Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) study undertaken by J.D. Power for 2016. Also, Honda has imported the diesel variant of the CR-V for homologation and if the rumours are to be believed, even the Civic might make a comeback. The Accord hybrid is also in the pipeline and may help Honda get back to growing ways in the future.