Honda Cars India has begun exporting Made-In-India automobiles to left-hand drive (LHD) markets for the primary time. The preliminary batch of latest Honda City sedans will go to the Middle-Eastern international locations, nevertheless, the corporate plans to export the automobile to over 12 LHD markets in 2021.
The preliminary batch of the Made-in-India Honda City sedans will go to Middle Eastern international locations
Honda Cars India has begun exporting Made-in-India new-gen Honda City sedans to Left-Hand Drive (LHD) markets. This is the primary time that the Japanese automobile producer is exporting regionally produced left-hand drive automobiles to an LHD market. Right now, Honda has begun the export of latest City with the dispatch of the preliminary batch to Middle East international locations from the Pipavav port in Gujarat and Ennore port in Chennai. However, the corporate has introduced that it is going to be exporting the brand new City sedan to greater than 12 Left-Hand Drive international locations in 2021.
Speaking on the announcement, Gaku Nakanishi, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd mentioned, “Honda City has been the benchmark of sedans in India and addition of exports of its Left Hand Drive model to completely new destinations is a great opportunity for us to strengthen our India business. We have invested in creating an expansive world-class manufacturing facility at Tapukara which can produce both right hand and left-hand drive models that allows us to manage demand for domestic and international consumers. The 5th Generation City has been very well appreciated in the Indian market and we hope that we will be able to replicate this success and satisfy our global customers with its best quality & performance.”
The firm has been exporting the Right-Hand Drive (RHD) fashions of the brand new Honda City to South Africa since August 2020, and later to neighbouring international locations of Nepal and Bhutan from Oct 2020. Now, as the corporate begins exporting to LHD markets, Honda Cars India is concentrating on 3-fold improve in export volumes from the nation. As for its different fashions, Honda has been exporting the Amaze and WR-V to Nepal, Bhutan, South Africa and SADC international locations. The firm says that it has been manufacturing all its quantity fashions in India with greater than 90 per cent localisation.
In India, the 2020 Honda City comes with a pair of BS6 compliant petrol and diesel engine choices. The former is a 1.5-litre i-VTEC DOHC engine tuned to make 118 bhp and 145 Nm of peak torque, whereas the oil burner, a 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit, gives 99 bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque. Both include a 6-speed guide gearbox, nevertheless, the petrol possibility additionally will get the elective CVT computerized transmission. Currently, it’s priced in India from ₹ 11 lakh to ₹ 14.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).