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Honda Cars in India

Honda Cars in India

In 1995, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd., (HSCI) was incorporated. It was a joint venture between Honda Motor, Japan and Siel Limited, a Siddharth Shriram Group company, with a commitment to providing Honda’s latest passenger car models and technologies, to the Indian customers. The company has two manufacturing plants and the total investments made by Honda in India till date is Rs 1620 crores in Greater Noida plant and Rs 784 crores in Tapukara plant. The Greater Noida (U.P.) plant was the first state-of-art manufacturing unit established in 1997 spread over 150 acres of land. The manufacturing capacity of this plant is upto 100,000 units annually. The second manufacturing unit was set up in Tapukara, Rajasthan. The area covered by this plant is much larger that that of the Greater Noida plant. Tapukara plant is spread over 600 acres of land. The initial manufacturing capacity of this plant is 60,000 units annually. The company’s product range includes Honda Jazz, Honda City, Honda Civic and Honda Accord, which are produced at the Greater Noida facility with an indigenization level of 77%, 76%, 74% and 28% respectively. The CR-V is imported from Japan as Completely Built Units.

After achieving success on most of its models in India, Honda has launched its first ever hatchback called the Jazz for the Indian car market. The Jazz is a costliest premium hatchback available in the Indian market and is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine producing 90bhp.

Honda Jazz Variants

  • Jazz Base
  • Jazz Select Edition
  • Jazz Mode
  • Jazz X
  • Jazz Active

The Honda City which is produced in seven countries and enjoyed by customers in 39 nations around the world has been given a new lease of life. A product of Honda Siel Cars India Ltd, the third-generation City is a hot favourite as the luxurious sedan offers a lot to its potential buyers – new engine, new design, more grandeur, increased cabin space, and of course, top-notch performance.

Honda City Variants

  • City 2008 1.5 E MT
  • City 2008 1.5 S MT
  • City 2008 1.5 V MT
  • City 2008 1.5 V MT Exclusive
  • City 2008 1.5 V AT
  • City 2008 1.5 V AT Exclusive

The Honda Civic is quite a looker. It appears futuristic inside and out and there’s no doubting it. Place it in the Star Wars series and it would look completely at home. The cab-forward design has been carried on to the Civic too which partly helps it achieve an aerodynamic shape. The Honda Civic is a low-slung car which endows it with a sporty stance that is enhanced by the perfect harmony between the front end, side and the rear of the car.

Honda Civic Variants

  • Civic 1.8S MT
  • Civic 1.8V MT
  • Civic 1.8V MT Sunroof
  • Civic 1.8V AT
  • Civic 1.8V AT Sunroof

The 2007 Honda CR-V has very bold looks and is the most compact crossover SUV available. It is very evident that Honda has attempted to make it more car-like and has succeeded. What this has done is made the new CRV sportier. Tweaks to the A pillar and the centre of gravity has bolstered the performance.

Honda CR-V 2007 Variants

  • CR-V 2007 2.0 2WD
  • CR-V 2007 2.4 MT
  • CR-V 2007 2.4 AT

Remember the first Accord that was introduced to India? It had demure and uninspiring looks. The Accord that came in after that one has always been quite attractive. The large triangular headlamps make the front end look daunting but the heavy-looking behind is incongruous with the bold front.

Honda Accord Variants

  • Accord 2011 2.4 MT
  • Accord 2011 2.4 AT
  • Accord 2011 3.5 V6