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Honda Cars India’s upward sales trend continues in July 2014

Snapshot: Honda officially overtakes Indian auto major M&M to secure the third spot in the country’s passenger car market.

Honda Cars India have reported a 39.97 per cent increase in domestic sales for the month of July 2014 at 15,709 units. The company had sold 11,223 units in the same month last year. The star performers for Honda were once again, the Amaze compact sedan, the newly launched Mobilio MPV and the all-new City sedan who contributed with sales of 4,507, 3,365 and 7,705 units respectively. 

The Brio hatchback registered total sales of 74 units, while the CR-V clocked sales of 58 units in the month of July 2014. Also, the company shipped a total of 858 units out of the country during the month. 

With aforementioned sales numbers, Honda Cars India have officially sold more passenger vehicles than rival Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, grabbing the third spot in the country’s car market. In the month of June 2014, the Japanese automaker was trailing behind the Indian auto major by 464 units. In July however, Honda Cars India sold 1,000 units more than its Indian rival. It should be noted that for the year to date, Mahindra & Mahindra is still ahead of Honda. 

Commenting on the positive sales growth, Jnaneswar Sen, senior vice president of marketing and sales said, “Our recently launched Honda Mobilio MPV has received good response from the market with over 10,000 bookings since its launch and are confident that it will attract more customers with its strong desirable values.”

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