The new-generation Honda City, launched in 2014, has become the fastest mid-size sedan in India to achieve the 1 lakh sales figure in just 15 months. The company says that it has sold a total of 1,01,299 units of the vehicle since its launch in January 2014.
Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd said, "This is a very proud moment for us. City brand has been the face of Honda in India, enjoying strong leadership and popularity in its segment ever since its launch. We would like to thank our customers for the confidence &continuous support that has enabled the brand to grow from strength to strength." "While retaining the traditional set of sedan buyers, the new City has been able to attract a large number of young buyers. 30% of the customers have bought the City as their first car," he added.
The City has always been among the top-selling sedans in India, but its sales doubled post the launch of the fourth-generation model with a diesel powertrain. The City was the second Honda car in India, after the Amaze, to be powered by the company's all new 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. This engine is good for 99bhp and 200Nm.