Honda Cars posts 14% fall in December car sales in India

Employees work at the assembly line of the Honda Amaze car inside the company's manufacturing plant in Tapukara, in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, February 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT)

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) recorded a second straight month of fall in December in domestic car sales, with the company selling 12,379 units last month, down 14% from 14,428 units sold in December 2014.

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India was established in December 1995. HCIL has two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Greater Noida, U.P and Tapukara, Dist. Alwar, Rajasthan.




The company’s products include Honda Brio, Honda Jazz, Honda Amaze, Honda Mobilio, Honda City and Honda CR-V. The company a sales and distribution network with 262 facilities in 172 cities spread across the country.

Honda City and Honda Amaze were the top-selling models of HCIL, followed by Honda Jazz. 6,366 units of Honda City and 2,933 units of Honda Amaze and 2,602 units of Honda Jazz were sold in December 2015. The company exported 364 units during December.

In November 2015, HCIL sold 14,712 cars, 3.61% less than the 15,263 cars sold in November 2014. Sales for the April-December 2015 period were up 10% at 1,44,474 cars, from 1,31,133 in the corresponding period in 2014, the company said in a statement.

Other car-makers had reported mixed results in December domestic car sales.

Renault India sold 10,292 cars in India during December 2015, 160% more than the 3,956 units than the company sold in December 2014.

Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motor had reported a growth of 13.5% and 28.8% respectively, while sales of Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Tata Motors declined by 11% and 33% respectively.

Industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (Siam) is expected to release the industry-wide data for the automobile sector by next week.

In November 2015, car sales had gone up for the the 13th straight month to 1,73,111 units, up 10.39% from November 2014,  according to Siam.

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