Honda City Celebrates 20 Years In India – Still The Segment Best Car, BY FAR!

Honda City Celebrates 20 Years In India and continues to be the best car in the segment by far despite competition from all its rivals

Honda Cars India today kick-started its celebrations to commemorate 20 successful years of Honda City in India. Honda City started its journey in India in 1998, and now in its fourth generation avatar, has remained one of the longest running nameplates in the Indian automotive history. India is the largest and most important market for Honda City accounting for over 25% of the car’s current worldwide sales. The car continues to be an aspirational brand for many and enjoys huge brand loyalty amongst its customers.

1998 First Introduction of Honda City in India; First Honda model to be sold in India
Two engine options – 1.3L and 1.5L in Petrol

2000
VTEC engine introduced in Honda City

2001
No 1 in JD Power Initial Quality Study

2003
Second generation of Honda City launched in India
Engine – 1.5L i-DSI

New family car benchmark in India – Spacious, comfortable, fuel efficient

Introduction of CVT variant – a first on an Indian car

No 1 in JD Power Initial Quality Study

2004
No 1 in JD Power Initial Quality Study

2005
Launch of City ZX with new looks and new 1.5L VTEC engine
No 1 in JD Power Initial Quality Study

2006
No 1 in JD Power Initial Quality Study

2007
10th anniversary edition of City with ABS launched
No 1 in JD Power Initial Quality Study

2008
Third Generation of Honda City launched in India

Engine – 1.5L i-VTEC introduced
Safety equipment – ABS and Airbags as standard offering

No 1 in JD Power Initial Quality Study

2009
Honda City bags the Indian Car of the Year Award 2009
No 1 in JD Power Initial Quality Study

2010
No 1 in JD Power Initial Quality Study

2011
First in Segment Sunroof introduced in new Honda City
No 1 in JD Power Initial Quality Study

2012
CNG ready version of Honda City introduced
Touch screen AVN introduced
No 1 in JD Power Initial Quality Study

2013
World Premiere of 4th Generation of Honda City in India
No 1 in JD Power Initial Quality Study

2014
Launch of 4th Gen City in India – Most successful Honda City ever
Engine options – 1.5L i-VTEC petrol and 1.5L i-DTEC diesel

First time introduction of Diesel engine in Honda City
Introduction of new generation CVT offering more fuel economy than manual variant

2015
No 1 in JD Power Initial Quality Study

2016
Safety equipment like ISO FIX introduced in Honda City
No 1 in JD Power Initial Quality Study

2017
New Honda City launched
Achieves cumulative sales of 7 lakh Honda City in India
No 1 in JD Power Initial Quality Study

Honda City was developed as an Asian model, which became a global brand with presence in 60 countries and has registered cumulative sales of 3.6Mn units globally. The Honda City has generated strong positive word of mouth for Honda.

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