New Honda City achieves sales milestone

November 26, 2009 New Delhi

New Delhi, 26 November, 2009: The third-generation Honda City today crossed a significant milestone in its journey in the Indian market, selling more than 50,000 units in just 12 months.

The third-generation City was launched in India in September ’08 and the deliveries of the car began towards the end of November’ 08. The Honda City is the largest selling model of Honda Siel Cars India Ltd.(HSCI), and India has emerged as the largest market for the City in the Asian region during this period.

Since its launch in 1998, the Honda City has been a runaway success in the country and has revolutionized the sedan segment both in terms of design and performance and has so far sold more than 2.8 lakh units in the country. The car with its brilliant engine, fuel efficiency and total reliability struck an instant chord with the Indian buyer and quickly became a best seller in the premium car segment.

In September 2008, the third-generation Honda City set new bench marks in Safety, Comfort and a fine balance of performance and fuel economy. Apart from strong & sleek exterior styling, the Honda City is equipped with a 1.5L, 4-cylinder new-generation i-VTEC engine that delivers class leading power of 118PS and also gives an impressive fuel economy of 16.5 km/l, as per ARAI test data.

Honda City is one of the most awarded cars in the country winning more than 30 automotive awards, including the coveted “Indian Car of the Year” (ICOTY) 2009, from a jury comprising the most respected automotive journalists in India.

“We are very pleased with this milestone and would like to thank our customers for their trust & confidence in our product. The Honda City has been a leader in the premium sedan segment for more than a decade now,” says Mr. Masahiro Takedagawa, President & CEO, Honda Siel Cars India. “Across the past three generations, the Honda City has offered great styling, comfort, performance and reliability and delighted more than 2.8 lakh customers in India over the past 11 years”, he added.