Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today announced that its bestselling sedan Honda City has sold 7 lakh units since its first introduction in the country in 1998.
The car, now in its 4th generation (6th generation globally), enjoys a huge brand loyalty and a special place in the hearts of the customers, said Honda. India being the largest and most important market for the Honda City, currently accounts for over 25% of the car’s worldwide sales.
With a strong legacy of four generations, the City brand has evolved with the changing tastes and aspirations of our customers. We thank all our City customers for their patronage of the brand. – Yoichiro Ueno, President & CEO, HCIL
|Cumulative sales milestone||Achievement|
|First introduction||January 1998|
|100,000 sales||March 2005|
|200,000 sales||October 2007|
|300,000 sales||March 2010|
|400,000 sales||September 2012|
|500,000 sales||November 2014|
|600,000 sales||February 2017|
|700,000 sales and counting||October 2017|
|Generation-wise cumulative sales||7 lakhs||Fuel type|
|1st Generation City (1998 – 2003)||59,378||Petrol|
|2nd Generation City (2003 – 2008)||177,742||Petrol|
|3rd Generation City (2008 – 2013)||192,939||Petrol|
|4th Generation City (2014 – Present)||269,941||Petrol/Diesel|
As we can see above, the diesel was introduced only in 2014. The City is sold in over 60 countries, registering cumulative sales of 3.6 million units.