December 2020 doesn’t go well for Japanese carmakers as their two products discontinued and their sales Decline by 13.53%.

  • Only 8,638 units were retailed in December 2020
  • Honda dispatched 9,990 units in November 2020
  • Japanese carmaker planned to launch two new SUV’s in the Indian market

 December 2020 was a little underwhelming for the Japanese carmaker, as they record a little sales decline of 13.53% in December 2020 on a month-on-month basis. The company managed to dispatched only 8,638 units, as against 8,412 units were dispatched last year at the same period with getting a positive sales growth of sheer 2.69 percent on a year-on-year basis. In November 2020 the company managed to sell 9,990 units in the Indian market. Although on a yearly basis the company managed to grow by a mere 3 percent but faced a significant decline on a monthly basis.

New-Honda-All-City finished at 3rd position in sales of Nov 2020
5th generation Honda city finished at 3rd position

Honda held their seventh position in the overall brand-wise sales chart for December 2020, as they were in November 2020. Year-end sales slow down taking as the bigger reason for the sales decline. Although a lot of buyers choose to wait the month out and plans to buy their favorite vehicle in January 2021, so as to registered their vehicle for the year 2021. This helps the customers to have good resale value at the time of selling with a mere edge. Honda recently shut down their oldest manufacturing plant in greater-Noida and, consequently the production of civic and CR-V has been discontinued in the Indian market.

Honda discontinues Civic and CR-V due to closure of Noida plant
Honda CR-V production line Discontined

Honda cars India limited has now only four products remaining in their arsenal, which consists of Jazz, Amaze, WR-V, and 5th generation Honda City. Thus, as per reports Honda planning to introduce two new SUVs in the Indian market, later this year. Which will likely to rivals the likes of, Vitara Brezza, Hyundai venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Toyota Urban Cruiser. First, will a sub-4m compact SUV, and second, be an SUV crossover that replaces the current running crossover WR-V and equipped with the same engine option as it.       

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