Honda had ruled Indian market with all the roosting factors beneath niche segmentation and also the powerful strokes which it was meant to be lucrative in our local market, the top all is its durability, that we think no one else tends standing frugal on this aspect. Once the spare part is replaced then no need looking back for more than expected durations in terms of worn out for Honda badged metals. Lest, the rise in prices of petrol had made the game tables turned upside down for Honda, churning sales in favor of other carmakers who had rolled out the diesel before than Japanese carmaker, and to be true, even after yielding not so performance-driven results their cars they were still found doing well in the fraternity, ‘but’ now the King is back and that too with a bang of most awaited 1.5L i-DTEC diesel jag, built alongside the European spec 1.6L i-DTEC, specifically for India which may also find applications in the neighboring countries as well.
Lest of all, newly launched Honda Amaze with the bespoken diesel engine is proving right curves in the sales and marketing department, as crossed 22,000 booking in the initial three weeks of booking tenure, outdoing the strongest rival in industry Maruti Swift Dzire on the very instant core, and hopes defying it in the long term as well. Looking at a bigger picture, the flagship Honda City had also felt heat due to in house competition and frankly speaking the lack of oil burners had tend it to stay back from the forefront zone of Amaze. To be precise, the sales figure, that we had already posted on our blog recently, says City scored 1917 number of sales in April 2013 whereas just the ‘days’ old Amaze posted 4852 units in the same month. Hence need to garner the sales, Honda may launch the everyone’s favorite City with new powerplant i-DTEC engine maybe in the original 1.6L avatar, because already it is having the 1.5L petrol motor in the kitty right now, and in spite doing well than others seeing the rise in petrol prices.
Well, the coming years, we may expect 2016, to be revealing the best of Honda if the automaker has started working from right now itself. It will be too early to say something on this aspect, because we are speculating official approval or disapproval may land soon.