Honda Amaze: Honda Amaze pips 4 lakh sales, demand for automatic rises

NEW DELHI: Honda Cars India on Thursday announced that Amaze sub-compact sedan has cumulatively sold four lakh units since its introduction in 2013. The Amaze, now in its second-generation, is currently Honda’s largest selling model in India. The Honda Amaze is powered by BS-6 compliant 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine and 1.2L i-VTEC petrol engine available in Manual and CVT versions for both fuel options. The first generation Honda Amaze was launched in India in April 2013 and sold 2.6 lakh units till March 2018. In its second generation, Honda Amaze…

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Honda WR-V review: 2020 Honda WR-V first drive review

NEW DELHI: Is it easy to stamp your authority when there no direct rivals? Not always, but surely you hold an edge. The car in contention is Honda’s answer to B-segment SUV bigwigs. With the likes of VW Polo Cross, Hyundai i20 Activa and Toyota Etios Cross discontinued, Honda WR-V could have swept the market all alone. Honda Cars India doesn’t rely on SUV. So, the WR-V is an answer to the likes of Hyundai Venue and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Come 2020, Honda has revised the engine to meet…

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2020 honda jazz: 2020 Honda Jazz pre-booking commences, sports minor changes on exterior

NEW DELHI: Honda Cars India on Monday announced that it has started the pre-launch bookings of its upcoming New Jazz. The New Jazz can be pre-booked with an amount of Rs 21,000 at all authorized Honda Cars dealerships across the country. The car can also be booked online through ‘Honda from Home’ platform on HCIL website with a nominal amount of Rs 5,000. The New Jazz has been built to offer sporty new styling, class-leading packaging, advanced technology & functions and one class above experience. Loaded with a host of…

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Honda city: Which variants of Honda City are people buying

NEW DELHI: Japanese auto major Honda on Sunday said the initial response to the recently launched models has been extremely positive and is helping the company create excitement in the market and improve buying sentiment, . “The all-new City, in particular, has received a great response from the market, both in terms of enquiries and contracts, and has been able to stimulate the mid-size sedan segment,” Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) Senior Vice President and Director (Sales and Marketing) Rajesh Goel told PTI in an interview. 16:012020 Honda City Petrol…

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Car Export: How many cars did Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, M&M, others export in Q1 FY21

NEW DELHI: Passenger vehicle exports from India fell 75 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal as demand plunged due to coronavirus pandemic related disruptions across the globe. Total passenger vehicle (PV) exports declined to 43,748 units in April-June quarter as compared with 1,73,054 units in the year ago period, according to Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers’ (SIAM) data. Passenger car exports dipped 76.58 per cent to 31,896 units as against 1,36,204 units in April-June period of 2019-20. Similarly, overseas shipments of utility vehicles declined 67.56 per…

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Cautiously optimistic over sales trend: HMSI

NEW DELHI: Despite healthy off-take in June on a sequential basis, two-wheeler major Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India is ‘cautiously optimistic’ about future sales prospects given the uncertainties over local lockdowns. In a conversation with IANS, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director, Sales and Marketing, HMSI, cited challenges like local lockdowns, rising Covid-19 cases and seasonality of rural consumption as detrimental to a consistent sales’ off-take. “Even though our June sales performance from May has been encouraging, the company and the industry face severe challenges in terms of the new normal of…

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Skoda Rapid: Skoda Rapid Rider bookings halted, new base trim in-bound

NEW DELHI: Unable to cope up with the rise in demand of the entry-level Rider trim of Skoda Rapid has forced the Czech carmakers to pull the particular trim off the Indian market. Skoda Rapid Rider was priced at Rs 7.49 lakh (ex-showroom), making it the most affordable base variant among the C-sedans, which encompass the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The 2020 Skoda Rapid Rider trim accounted for 30% of the total bookings made for the sedan. The bookings were more than what Skoda…

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Honda Civic: Honda Civic BS6 diesel launched, starts at Rs 20.74 lakh

NEW DELHI: Honda Cars India on Thursday launched the BS6 compliant diesel variant of the 10th gen Honda Civic. The BS6 Honda Civic has already been in the market since March 2019. The 10th gen Honda Civic diesel variant will be starting at Rs 20,74,900 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The BS6 Honda Civic diesel variant is powered by a 1.6 i-DTEC Diesel Turbo engine. The engine from the ‘Earth Dream Technology’ series offers a maximum power output of 120 PS and a peak torque of 300 Nm. The engine is mated…

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Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India launches online booking platform

GURUGRAM: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has launched a digital ‘Online Booking’ platform, the company announced on Thursday. Honda’s new online booking platform provides a quick booking experience for customers. Customers can now choose their favourite Honda 2Wheeler, select the variant, colour & Honda authorized dealer of their choice and complete their booking in 6 easy steps! Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director, Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Digitization is the key to connect with the contactless customer in this era of new normal. The Online…

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Facebook’s Much Touted Oversight Board Is Not Starting Work Anytime Soon

Much ado about nothing. Earlier this summer, there was tremendous excitement about the new Facebook Oversight Board, which in the eyes of many, was set to be the savior of Facebook. And indeed, all of humanity. The fact that we also have an Indian on the Board just made it even more exciting for many, particularly those looking in from the outside. But as it turns out, the Facebook Oversight Board is presently as limp as it possibly could have been. So much so, it isn’t ready to get to…

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Honda X-Blade vs TVS Apache RTR160 4V vs Hero Xtreme 160R: Price and performance

NEW DELHI: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India on Tuesday unveiled the BS6-complaint X-Blade, updating its 160cc motorcycle portfolio. The 2020 Honda X-Blade starts at Rs 1,05,325 (ex-showroom, Noida). The upgraded Honda X-Blade is powered by a BS6-compliant, 160cc PGM-FI HET (Honda Eco Technology) engine, delivering 13.86 PS and 14.7 Nm while mated to a 5-speed transmission. Honda X-Blade The PGM-FI system uses eight onboard sensors to constantly inject optimum fuel and air mixture to provide greater performance and superior efficiency. The Honda X-Blade rivals TVS Apache RTR160 4V and Hero…

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