Honda Diesel Cars in India

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  1. Dhillon

    Dhillon Administrator Staff Member

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    Honda is developing diesel engines back in Japan, Honda Siel Cars India senior vice-president (Sales and Marketing), Jnaneswar Sen, said."The Research and Development team in Japan is developing diesel engines. It is premature to say that the products will be rolled out on diesel (platform)," he told reporters here.
    Declining to reveal when diesel variants would be rolled out in India, he said the proposed diesel engine was being developed for a specific market like India as most of the markets worldwide prefer petrol cars.
    On the "Brio" that was formally launched recently, he said "Honda is targeting first time buyers and those who already own a Honda vehicle".


    "So far we are present in top 20 per cent (of the market). Now (with launch of Brio) we are reaching out to many first time buyers. Besides, in our current range, we have excellent repurchase (among owners who already own a Honda)", he said.
    While the Brio costs Rs 3.95 lakh (ex-showroom) in Delhi where the VAT (Value Added Tax) is 12.5 per cent, it costs Rs 4.04 lakh (ex-showroom) in Tamil Nadu where the VAT is 14.5 per cent, he said adding there was a price difference of around Rs 9,000.
    Brio is available in four variants. The entry level is priced at Rs 4.04 lakh (ex-showroom Chennai), while the top end model is Rs 5.20 lakh (ex-showroom Chennai).
    Besides Brio, Honda retails hatchback Jazz, premium sedan City, luxury sedan Civic and premium SUV CR-V in India.
     
  2. Richie Rich

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    With the launch of all new Honda City recently, I think it will be cherished by all as it was the most awaited car of the year! For the first time, Honda has tried diesel guise as it has launched the City with diesel fuel trim with a fuel economy of 26kmpl. Also, its CVT variants seems quite promising as well!
    I think it will be a great turning point for all.
     

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