7 Lakh Honda Citys On Indian Roads!

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  • Oct 30, 2017
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Honda claims India accounts for 25 per cent of the current model’s total global sales





The City has always been the best-selling car for Honda since it was launched in the country. Now, the Japanese manufacturer has announced that the City has sold 7 lakh units in the country since its introduction in 1998. 

The first generation Honda City was powered by a 1.5-litre VTEC petrol engine. It managed to sell just 59,378 units before being replaced by the second generation in 2003.

The second gen City was a letdown as it had a 75PS i-DSI engine instead of the bigger 101PS. 2 years after its launch, Honda decided to give back its lost power and thus the 1.5-litre engine came back. It was finally discontinued in 2008 after registering sales of 177,742 units.


Honda City 2012



The third generation City entered the market in 2013, and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that It was the best-looking City ever made. It was powered by a 1.5-litre engine producing 118PS of power and 146Nm of torque. It received a facelift in 2012 before being discontinued in 2013 after selling 192,939 units.


Honda City 2014



The fourth generation City was launched in 2014. It was the first City to feature a diesel engine after being offered only with a petrol engine for almost 15 years. The introduction of the diesel engine made the City an instant hit as it sold about 7,000 units in the first month of its launch. In 2016, Honda announced that it had sold 2,00,000 units of the 4th gen City.


Honda City 2017



Earlier this year, Honda launched the facelift of the 4th generation City in the country. It is powered by the same 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines producing 119PS/145Nm and 100PS/200Nm respectively. The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox whereas the diesel engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. An option of CVT automatic is also available with the petrol engine. On the safety front, the new City gets airbags, ABS, EBD and ISOFIX as standard while an option of 6 airbags is offered on the higher ZX variant.  

The next generation of the City is expected to hit the markets by 2019, considering the fact that Honda launches a new generation of the City about every 5 years.  

Till date, Honda has sold over 2,69,941 units of the current gen City, while facing tough competition from cars like the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the recently launched Hyundai Verna





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