A car must demonstrate its utility to stay relevant in a company’s growth and product plan. And you can be confident that you’re talking about success when this holds year after year. Honda City has accomplished a great deal for Honda Cars India. And it’s still applicable today.
In India, a journey that started years ago has been ongoing for 25 years. And no, the business has never had to stop producing the car for any reason. 1998 until 2022, and still counting. The period’s total domestic and international sales reached 9 lakh units.
25 Years of Honda City Record
The Honda City has the distinction of being the longest-running mainstream vehicle in Indian automotive history and is now available in its fifth generation. And it hasn’t simply made people happy. As a core tenet of its company, HCIL has benefited from brand expansion.
India is the largest and most significant market for the Honda City sedan, with 28 percent of sales in Honda’s Asia Oceania area (Jan-Aug 22). Honda City e:HEV was already introduced by HCIL in 2022, along with the goals of becoming carbon neutral and having no fatal collisions by the year 2050. The automaker’s road toward electrification in India began as a result.
Takuya Tsumura, President & CEO, of Honda Cars India Limited, said that This year is significant for the Honda brand in India. One of India’s most popular automobile brands is our most popular model, the Honda City. As the model approaches its 25th birthday, we would to thank all of our clients and business associates for their assistance over the years, and we cordially extend an invitation to everyone to join us on the road ahead.
The Silver Jubilee celebrations for Honda City are being planned throughout our 330 locations throughout 242 cities in India, and we’re using this as an opportunity to interact with customers and Honda City supporters. Additionally, a communication campaign centered on this significant milestone will receive widespread digital and social media promotion.
City sales reached 4.5 million
Honda City was created as an Asian model and is currently offered in 80 nations. Sales of the City have reached 4.5 million units globally. The generation map looks like this: The first-generation Honda City vehicle was based on the sixth-generation Honda Civic between 1998 and 2003. (FERIO). The VTEC Hyper 16-valve engine produced a maximum power of 106 horsepower.
The Honda Jazz platform served as the basis for the second generation, which was sold from 2003 to 2008. Center tank layout refers to the location of the gasoline tank in the middle of the vehicle.
Thus, the second-generation City became more roomy, comfortable, and fuel-efficient. It was powered by a 1.5L i-DSI engine, short for “Intelligent Dual & Sequential Ignition.” The CVT option, a first for any car in India, was released at this time. It had ABS available.
The third generation, which was available from 2008 to 2013, has a redesigned design and a 1.5L i-VTEC engine. Dual front airbags and ABS with EBD were featured as standard safety equipment in all models.
The 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine and 1.5L i-VTEC petrol engine were both new for the 4th-generation City, which was sold between 2014 and 2020. A modern CVT was also available. The fifth-generation vehicle we use today debuted in 2020. Additionally, the City e:HEV Hybrid Electric variant was introduced this year.