Honda expected to earn the 3rd position in India

Tuesday 01 April 2014, 11:28 AM by

Japanese car-maker Honda has been a renowned named in the Indian market. The car-maker has been a prominent name in the local market for nearly a decade with interesting line-up of hatchbacks, SUV and sedans in the country. Currently Mahindra and Mahindra holds the third spot in terms of car sales in the country and with the steady rise in sales figures recorded by Honda, the Japanese car-maker is expected to take up the third position soon.

As per sales figures, Mahindra and Mahindra sells around 19000 units every month in the country. On the other hand, Honda has been growing steadily in the Indian market irrespective of slowdown being witnessed in the automobile market. Going with the current trend, industry experts have anticipated figures of about 18,000 – 20,000 Honda units in the Indian market thereby making it a tough contender for earning the third spot in the car market.

Honda expected to earn the 3rd position in India |
Honda expected to earn the 3rd position in India

Looking back at the sales figures for Honda, the Japanese car-maker has sold around 15,700 units in January 2014 and about 14, 300 units in February 2014. Last year the car-maker saw a growth in sales post launch of Honda Amaze in Diesel version. The sales chart was set on fire with the launch of much awaited Honda City in a Diesel version. Official statements from the company has not been released yet, but it is expected to be revealed soon to the Indian masses.

A while ago Honda has been seen testing the Jazz hatchback. The car is expected to be launched sometime in the year 2015. As per sources, the new engine in Jazz shall follow the Amaze sedan line, with two fuel options – 1.2 litre petrol and the new 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine generates about 86PS with 109Nm of torque, whereas its diesel counterpart generates about 100PS with 200Nm of torque. As per sources 90PS tuning mark for the diesel engine may work wonders for the Japanese car-maker, this is mainly done to extract better fuel efficiency from the engine and stand at a competitive platform with its competitors. It is expected that the car may retain the five-speed auto box found in petrol versions of Amaze and Brio models.

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