Honda Cars India expands ‘Make in India’ commitment with its first ever automobile exports to Left Hand Drive markets
- To export India-made All New 5th Generation Honda City to more than 12 Left Hand Drive countries in 2021
- Begins export of initial batch to Middle East countries
- Targets 3-fold increase in export volumes from India
Speaking on the announcement, Mr. Gaku Nakanishi, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd said, “Honda City has been the benchmark of sedans in India and addition of exports of its Left Hand Drive model to completely new destinations is a great opportunity for us to strengthen our India business. We have invested in creating an expansive world-class manufacturing facility at Tapukara which can produce both right hand and left hand drive models that allows us to manage demand for domestic and international consumers. The 5th Generation City has been very well appreciated in the Indian market and we hope that we will be able to replicate this success and satisfy our global customers with its best quality & performance.”
“This is in line with our commitment towards ‘Make in India’ where HCIL has been manufacturing all its volume models with more than 90% localization and has been integral in developing a strong ecosystem in the country”, he further added.
HCIL has been exporting models including Amaze, WR-V & City to Nepal, Bhutan, South Africa and SADC countries. The export of 5th Generation Honda City (both right hand and left hand drive) is the newest addition to the export business from India.