Japanese car maker Honda has crossed two lakh sales of its fourth-generation City in India. Launched in January 2014, it took just 32 months for the Honda Car India's (HCIL) workhorse to breach the milestone sales number. The sedan's fourth-generation cumulatively registered sales of 200,098 units by the end of August.
First introduced in India in January 1998, City is one of the popular sedans and has cumulatively sold over 6.3 lakh units.
"The Honda City is a much loved brand in India and has been the most crucial part of Honda's success in the country by cumulatively bringing in more than 6.3 lakh customers to the Honda family," said Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO of HCIL in a statement.
"We are extremely proud of reaching the new milestone of 2 lakh sales of the current generation of City and are confident that it will continue to put up a strong performance in future too. We would like to thank our customers for their love and faith in the Honda City as we celebrate this success," he added.
Ever since the launch, City has enjoyed market leadership in the sedan segment. The second-generation of City was launched in 2004. The "dolphin" model continued till 2008 after which the third-generation called "arrow" was launched in 2009.
The current City is powered by 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, which develops 117bhp and 145Nm of torque mated to five-speed manual and CVT gearbox. The sedan is also offered in 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine develops 99bhp and 200Nm of torque mated to six-speed manual transmission.