HSCI registers 9% growth in Jan - Nov 2007

November 1, 2007 New Delhi

New Delhi, November 1: Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, recorded sales of 4,425 units in the month of November 2007.

Cumulative sales for the calendar year 2007 (Jan-Nov), increased to 57,024 units as against 52,092 units during Jan-Nov 2006 clocking a growth of 9.46%.

The company sold 4,425 units in November 2007 as against to 4,675 units sold during the same month previous year.

Model wise break-up for November 2007: City ZX: 2468; Civic: 1375; Accord: 268; CR-V: 314

About Honda Siel Cars India Ltd.

HSCI was established in December 1995, with Honda Motor Co., (Japan) and Siel Ltd. (India) as the key promoters. Honda's models are strongly associated with advanced design and technology, apart from its established qualities of durability, reliability and fuel-efficiency.

Honda Siel Cars' state-of-the-art manufacturing unit was set up in 1997 at Greater Noida, U.P. and currently has a capacity of 50,000 cars annually. The company is planning to raise its capacity to 100,000 cars per annum early next year.

HSCI has recently launched the all-new, third generation CR-V and new Accord in its portfolio. The all-new Honda CR-V comes in 2 variants- 6 speed manual transmission system and 5-speed automatic transmission system with Grade Logic Control for smooth and effortless performance.

Honda's most successful global model, the eighth generation Civic was launched in July 2006 and has already become segment leader within a short span of time. The Honda City ZX, the largest selling sedan in India, is today recognized as one of the most successful car brands in India. To ensure consumer's safety, Honda has recently added new features like Airbags and ABS in the VTEC version of the car.

In 2006, three of Honda's four cars in the Indian market − City, Accord and CR-V, have ranked first in the TNS Total Customers Satisfaction Award.

Corporate awards of HSCI in 2006 includes: 'Indian Car of the Year' (Honda Civic) by automobile media, 'Manufacturer of the Year' by CNBC TV −18 Autocar, 'SUV of the Year' (Honda CR-V) by NDTV Profit Car India & Bike India, 'SUV of the Year' (Honda CR-V) by Overdrive, 'Best Driver's Car' award by CNBC TV-18 Autocar Auto Awards, 'Car of the Year' (Honda Civic) by CNBC TV-18 Autocar Auto Awards 2007, Jury Award for Civic in BS Motoring Awards and 'Car of the Year' (Honda Civic) by NDTV Profit Car India & Bike India Awards 2007, Viewers' Choice' award by NDTV, CNBC and Aaj Tak, TNS Total Customer Satisfaction Study – 2006 (Accord, CR-V & City), 'NDTV CNB-AAA PR & Communications Team of the Year'.

The company operates under the stringent standards of ISO 9001 for quality management and ISO 14001 for environment management.

For further information, please contact:

Anita Sharma
Honda Siel Cars India Ltd.
e-mail: anita@hondacarindia.com


Vaibhav Jain
Corporate Voice Weber Shandwick
Ph: 09899616283
e-mail: vaibhav@corvoshandwick.co.in