Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has registered monthly domestic sales of 14,234 units in October 2017 against 15,567 units in the corresponding month last year.
The company registered a cumulative growth of 17% selling 105,503 units during April- October period in 2017, against 90,422 units in the corresponding period of April – October in 2016.
Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, HCIL, said, “There have been some market disruptions on account of GST and additional cess implementation in the last few months which resulted in pre-buying ahead of festive period this year. The festive purchases also spread across two months this year where we have witnessed a combined sales growth of over 6%.”
During October, we also faced some supply constraints of few components, due to which our production of some models got impacted and held us back in terms of dispatches last month. We have taken steps to strengthen the supply situation and hope it will normalize in November,” he added.
The 2017 City and WR-V continue to be the strong performers for the company.
|Model wise sales break-up for October 2017|
Honda sold 18 units of Accord Hybrid in September while there seems to be none in October. Probably due a similar reason?