Toyota has got the better of Honda by retailing 13,037 units in April 2018 with a YoY sales surge of 5.64 percent
Big guns in the market have started the new financial year off in style with steady growth curve and the trend could continue in the coming months as well. One of the bigger changes in positions is between Toyota and Honda.
The two Japanese giants always run close to each other in terms of monthly selling numbers but this time around Toyota has got the better of Honda. The former retailed 13,037 units in April 2018 with a YoY sales surge of 5.64 percent.
Honda Cars India has recorded a horrid month as only 9,595 deliveries were made with a sales slump of over 35 percent in comparison to 14,922 sold in April 2017. The brand’s domestic volume was at 9,143 units as it made the big impact.
It was 5,779 units less than what Honda managed in the same month last year with 36 percent deficit in sales. Moreover, the exports marginally grew by 2.2 percent with a total of 452 units in April 2017. While Toyota has top-sellers like Innova Crysta, Fortuner and Etios, the major reason for Honda losing out was due to the fact that the brand did not have stocks left of the outgoing Amaze subcompact sedan.
Honda’s local sales have been reinvigorated ever since the arrival of WR-V and the facelifted City despite heavy competition from rivals. The order is expected to restore when the second generation Amaze goes on sale on May 16. With bookings having begun already, the 2018 Honda Amaze features a completely revised exterior and is dimensionally longer, wider and shorter with increased wheelbase compared to the outgoing model.
The interior has been given a through makeover with new equipment list containing premium features. Toyota has equal reasons to cheer about as the prices of the City-rivalling Yaris sedan was announced and we can expect substantial sale number in its opening month.