Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) on Friday reported 29.44 per cent decline in domestic sales at 10,010 units in October as against 14,187 units in the same month last year.
The company also exported 633 units last month. “The festive season was rewarding for the auto sector after a prolonged slowdown. The high discounts and other festive offers provided by automakers across the industry resulted in positive consumer sentiment,” HCIL Senior Vice President and Director, Sales and Marketing Rajesh Goel said in a statement.
The company also witnessed an increased sales momentum as compared to last few months and is hopeful that this trend will continue in the following months, he added.
Recently, Honda introduced a new variant of its compact SUV WR-V priced at Rs 9.95 lakh. The newly introduced V grade will be available in diesel engine option and has been positioned between the S and VX grades, HCIL said in a statement.
Inside the cabin of the all-new Honda WR-V, it comes with the features like steering mounted controls, cruise control, automatic climate control, one push start/stop button with white and red illumination, black and silver upholstery, 17.7 cm advanced touchscreen infotainment with AVN, front centre armrest with storage console, Honda smart key system with keyless remote, and tilt and telescopic power steering.
On the safety features front, the newly-launched Honda WR-V houses features like rear parking sensor, front passenger seat belt reminder, high speed alert, speed sensing auto door lock, advanced compatibility engineering (ACE) body structure, dual SRS front airbags, anti-lock brake system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD), pedestrian injury mitigation technology and intelligent pedal.
It is equipped with premium exterior features such as headlamp integrated signature LED daytime running lights (DRLs) and position lamps, front fog lamps and gun metal finish multi-spoke alloy wheel, among others, it said.
It has also added additional features such as like rear parking sensors, front passenger seat belt reminder, high speed alert, speed sensing auto door lock, to the S and VX grades of WR-V, the company said.
(With inputs from PTI)