To keep up with the huge demand for the all-new Honda City, the Japanese carmaker has decided to shift the entire production of the sedan to its Tapukara plant in Alwar, Rajasthan. To manage the move, the production of the City sedan has been halted for the month of August 2014 and will resume, in the first week of September.
Until now, the fourth-generation City sedan was being manufactured at the company plant in Greater Noida. However, with the commencement of production of the newly launched Honda Mobilio MPV, it was decided to shift the production of the sedan to Tapukara, so as to be able to meet the strong demand for both the models in the country.
Honda Cars India’s Tapukara plant boasts of an installed annual capacity of 1.20 lakh units and is currently, running on single shift. At this plant, the manufacturing of the Honda Amaze compact sedan has been in operation since February 2014. The Greater Noida plant also, features an annual production capacity of 1.20 lakh units.
Speaking on the development, Jnaneswar Sen, senior vice president of marketing and sales, Honda Cars India said, “The shift of City production to Tapukara will ensure better availability and timely deliveries of the Honda City and the newly launched Mobilio MPV. We have received an overwhelming response to both the City and the Mobilio, and it is necessary to maximise production at both the plants for the benefit of the customer.”