Honda WR-V achieves 50,000 unit sales in first year Accounts for 28% of total HCIL sales in FY’18

March 27, 2018 New Delhi

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New Delhi, March 27, 2018: — Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India today announced that its premium Sporty Lifestyle Vehicle Honda WR-V V has crossed 50,000 cumulative sales milestone in India in one year since its launch. Launched in March 2017, the Honda WR-V has witnessed great success in Indian market and accounted for 28% of total HCIL sales during the past 12 months.

Commenting on the success of the Honda WR-V, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd., said: “This is a very proud moment for us. Honda WR-V has witnessed great success in the Indian market and the 50,000 sales milestone validates its strong presence. It has emerged as a strong volume model in Honda’s model line-up striking the right chord among young urban customers who are looking for status, comfort and have an active lifestyle.”

WR-V has gained popularity across markets with its sales, fairly distributed across regions. In line with WR-V’s premium product offering with segment leading features like Sunroof, Tier 1 markets, comprising of large cities, contributed to 38% of its nation-wide sales. The model has found equally strong resonance from Tier 3 markets due to its aspirational value and product strengths like high ground clearance.

1st Year Sales Trends for Honda WR-V

S.No. Honda WR-V Details
1. First Introduction India
2. Other Market Brazil
3. Launch in India March 2017
4. Cumulative Sales in India (as on date) 50,000 units and counting
5. WR-V Contribution to HCIL Sales in 2017-18 28%
6. Highest Selling Grade Top Grade (VX) – 80%
7. Petrol: Diesel ratio 42% (Petrol) 58% (Diesel)
8. Sales Contribution – Zone wise North -30%, West-28%, East -15%, South-27%
9. Sales Contribution – Market wise Tier 1 – 38%, Tier2 - 30%, Tier3–32%

About Honda WR-V

Honda WR-V is a premium Sporty Lifestyle Vehicle based on Honda's globally successful Jazz platform. It features a Sporty and Sophisticated exterior design, high quality spacious interiors with advanced equipment, top of the class fuel efficiency, powerful performance and advanced safety features.

WR-V is available in Petrol and Diesel fuel option & adopts the best of Honda’s powertrains to achieve a perfect balance of performance and fuel economy.

Engine Transmission Power Torque Fuel Efficiency
1.5L DOHC i-DTEC Diesel 6 MT 100PS@3600rpm 200NM@1750rpm 25.5 KMPL Best in Segment
1.2L SOHC i-VTEC Petrol 5 MT 90PS@6000rpm 110NM@4800rpm 17.5 KMPL