The 4th generation Honda City, which received a minor facelift in Feb this year, has sold over 2.5 lakh units since 2014. Honda calls it 4th gen because the first two generations were basically hatchbacks, and were not sold in India. Honda has another reason to celebrate, as India accounts for 25% of global sales of the City.
The 4th gen City, which was launched in January 2014, got a new i-DTEC diesel engine and a new-gen CVT transmission. “The model also witnessed tremendous change in customer’s preferences, with over 30% opting for the the highly fuel-efficient CVT variant”, said Honda in an official statement.
Ever since its introduction as Honda’s first model in January 1998, cumulatively, Honda City achieved sales of more than 6.8 lakh units in the Indian market.
Yoichiro Ueno, President & CEO, Honda Cars India, commented, “The Honda City is an important pillar of Honda’s business and success in India. With its new-generation technologies, the 4th Generation City meets our customers’ aspirations for a premium product. It is also a testimony of our commitment to bring the best models and technologies for our customers in India. I would like to thank our customers for their support to the model.”
|Cumulative sales since Launch||6.8 lakh|
|1st Generation City (1998-2003)||59,378|
|2nd Generation City (2003-2008)||1,77,742|
|3rd Generation City (2008-2013)||1,92,939|
|4th Generation City (2014- till June 2017)||2,50,274|
|Petrol : Diesel Ratio (4th gen)||61% : 39%|
|MT : CVT (Petrol) (4th gen)||70% : 30%|
The 2017 City became more desirable with features such as keyless entry, electric sunroof, steering mounted controls, 17.7 cm touchscreen infotainment system, reverse camera & parking sensors, cruise control, automatic AC, leather seats, 16-inch diamond alloy wheels and safety kit including ABS with EBD, & Airbags.