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Honda Cars Domestic Sales Dropped By 36% in December 2019

Honda Cars Domestic Sales Dropped By 36% in December 2019

Snapshot: With Honda gearing up to comply with the BS6-emission norms, its vehicles have shown a considerable 36% domestic sales decline in December 2019.

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  • Honda Cars India has shown a negative growth of 36% this December.

  • Compared to the December 2018 sales figures of 13,139, Honda sold only 8,412 vehicles last month in the domestic market. 


2019 was not a favourable year for the automobile industry. The Honda overall sales for the year have not been encouraging enough. The sales figures for Honda cars in 2019 showed a steep decline of 36 percent in domestic sales this December. The December sales figures stand at 8412 units as compared to 13,139 in December 2018. The YoY decline of 36% is an alarming one. The export sales have also taken a hit with the data standing at 197 units.

Almost all Honda cars have shown a decline in sales. The Honda WR-V started off well initially but did not perform to its expectations overall. Apart from the Honda Amaze, the performance of the other car models have not been satisfactory enough. 

Honda Cars India is concentrating on upgrading its existing fleet to comply with BS6 norms. At the same time, the company is ensuring to liquidate its current stock of BS4-compliant models well before the deadline for BS6 standards. Rajesh Goel, Senior Vice President of Honda Cars, displays a positive outlook when he states that the company has taken all steps to make the transition to BS6 norms as comfortably as possible. He further adds that the company had expected the sales figures to drop considerably. He also confirms that they have completed the despatch of the remaining stock of BS4-compliant vehicles to the dealers.

As on date, only two models, the Honda City (petrol) and the Honda Civic (petrol) comply with BS6 emission norms. The diesel variants are still far away from attaining compliance status. Therefore, the company might start introducing the BS6-compliant petrol variants of its popular models like Honda Amaze, Jazz, CR-V, and the WR-V.

It could also postpone the launch of the next-gen Honda City in India.   

Also Read: Honda Cars India Introduces 10 Year/ 1,20,000 km 'Anytime Warranty' Plan

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