Honda Cars factory in Alwar
Honda Cars factory in AlwarReuters file

Honda City India Ltd (HCIL) reported a 22.96 percent fall in domestic car sales in Feb.2016, even as most car markers reported either a marginal rise or flat growth.

The 21-year-old company said in a statement on Tuesday that it sold 13,020 units in Feb. 2016 as against 16,902 units in Feb.2015.

The top-selling model was Honda City at 4,880, followed by Honda Amaze at 4,069.

HCIL exported 690 cars during February 2016.

The company had sold 17,135 units in Jan. 2016, 6.52 percent lower than 18,331 units it sold in Jan. 2015. It had exported 400 cars in Jan. 2016.

The company's cumulative sales for the 11-month period ended Feb. 2016 stood at 1,74,629 units, 5 percent higher than 1,66,366 units sold during the corresponding period last fiscal. 

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The company has two manufacturing facilities in India, one at Alwar, Rajasthan and the other at Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

HCIL will be launching the Amaze facelift on Mar. 3, 2016. 

The new Amaze comes with an all new dashboard derived from the BR-V SUV, yet-to-be-launched in India. In the latest avatar, the round AC vent has made way for a rectangular one.

The centre of dash will get automatic climate control and 2-DIN music system. The top-spec variants will get a touchscreen entertainment system.

The new model will come with a redesigned front grille with thick chrome line.