Honda Cars India to launch 2 new utility vehicles
Honda Cars India, the wholly owned Indian subsidiary of the Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda is planning to launch 2 new utility vehicles as well as diesel variants for its existing car models in the Indian car market.
With the launch of the new Amaze sedan based on the Brio platform and other upcoming launches with diesel engine options, the carmaker expects to enter the volume selling auto segments in India. The automaker is developing a multi-utility vehicle based on the Brio platform is likely to launch it by the end of 2014.
Also planned by the Japanese carmaker is a compact SUV model based on the Jazz platform which may be launched in the year 2015.
Mr. Hironori Kanayama MD Honda Cars India states that the Amaze sedan is the beginning of a counter attack strategy for the Indian car market. He added that the carmaker is gearing up to revamp its Indian car portfolio across all segments including small cars and utility vehicles whether small or premium.
The car manufacturer is already developing the next generation of the Jazz premium hatchback and the City sedan models with diesel options for a launch in the year 2014.
Honda Cars India to launch new Jazz hatchback in 2014
Honda Cars India, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda is planning to launch a revamped model of the Jazz premium hatchback in India. The announcement was made by Mr. Janeshwar Sen Senior Vice-President (Marketing and Sales) Honda Cars India at the launch of the Amaze sedan, Honda’s first car model in India with a diesel engine option.
The Japanese car manufacturer rolled out 6,600 units of the Jazz hatchback in the year 2012. Currently, the production of the Jazz has been put on hold in order to accommodate the production of the new sedan Amaze. The production of the hatchback has been on halt since February 2013 and there is no stock at the company’s production plants or the dealers.
Mr. Sen added that the automaker is considering developing a new seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle on the Brio platform. The new Amaze sedan has also been developed on the Brio small car’s platform.