- Honda cars offer reliable engine options
- Offer utmost safety for its occupants
- Come equipped with segment-first features
- Excellent resale value
Honda Car India entered the Indian car market in 1998 with the City sedan. Quickly, it became one of the premier sedans and a hugely popular choice in the country. Honda City is the second-longest-running nameplate in the country, after the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The sedan established the foundation for the Japanese automaker’s success in the country.
Despite a slow few year, Honda cars has clawed back in the Indian market to register a 7 percent increase in domestic sales and a 43 percent increase in exports. The company also recently went past the 2 million local production milestone in the country, setting it up well for what is to come in the coming years. So, what features do Honda cars possess that have earned fans across the country? We will try to find out in the article.
Honda Cars puts technology and resources into delivering optimum fuel efficiency without diluting performance. Developed by Kuo Kakitani, a Honda engineer, VTEC, or the Variable Valve Timing & Lift Electronic Control was the technology to talk about. Making its appearance in India during the year 2000, VTEC engine-powered Honda cars became a shining example of innovation. With iterations and R&D, we witnessed the i-VTEC engine carry forward the baton for petrol power cars. This particular powertrain is known for its performance, fuel-efficiency and cleaner emissions.
Diesel powered vehicles have always caught the imagination of the end consumer. To play on this sentiment, Honda Cars India introduced an all-new diesel engine in the form of a 1.5-litre unit. First introduced with Honda Amaze, the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel powertrain was introduced further in the 4th Generation Honda City and mid-size stylish MPV Honda Mobilio. In the year 2014, Honda City became the most fuel-efficient car in India, with an industry-leading mileage of 26 kmpl.
Safety of its occupants is of paramount importance to Honda Cars India. For this the company ensures that their products are of a certain standard. From segment-first equipment to features to the body structure to airbags, Honda products ensure top safety measures. According to Global NCAP, the Honda Jazz was awarded a 4-Star Safety Rating in 2022.
Excellent Resale Value
It is found that generally all Honda Car products offer a great resale value. In particular the Honda City is the most cost effective as a customer can recover almost half of their money spent after 3 years of ownership depending upon the number of kilometres the vehicle has run.
As a leading Japanese brand, Honda Cars delivers industry-leading overall features. Even, Honda’s entry-level offerings like the Honda Brio (discontinued) and the Honda Amaze came loaded with features that offered great value for money. From the segment-first sunroof in Honda City to touchscreen infotainment system to connected car tech, their vehicles have offered a lot for the end customer to be able to enjoy their time when inside their car.
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