New Delhi : Kicking-off the festive season in style, auto firms Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) and Tata Motors sold a combined total of over 57,000 units in a single day on Ganesh Chaturthi. HMSI’s retail sales breached the 56,000 mark, up 40% over the same day last year while Tata Motors said it delivered 1,100 cars in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh on Ganesh Chaturthi this year.
“The 40 per cent increase in sales shows the high customer trust & confidence in the brand Honda and has surpassed all our expectations,” HMSI Senior Vice President-Sales & Marketing YS Guleria said.
Tata Motors, on the other hand said it delivered more than 700 cars in Maharashtra and nearly 400 cars in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat.
Honda recalls 2.24 lakh cars in India for faulty airbags
New Delhi : Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) is recalling around 2.24 lakh units of its premium sports utility vehicles — CR-V, sedans Civic, City and hatchback Jazz, manufactured between 2003 and 2012 — to replace faulty airbag inflators in the largest such exercise in the country.
Under the recall, which is a part of its parent Honda’s global initiative to replace the faulty airbags, HCIL will voluntarily replace airbag inflators of 2,23,578 vehicles of previous generations of CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz, the company said in a statement.
The exercise will cover 13,073 units of CR-V manufactured between 2004-11; 54,290 units of Civic sedan produced between 2003-2012; 1,40,508 units of its popular sedan City made between 2007 and 2012 and 15,707 units of premium hatchback Jazz manufactured between 2009 and 2011, it added.
Globally, Honda had announced recall of over two million units to replace faulty airbags provided by its supplier Takata Corp. As per SIAM data, the previous biggest recalls in India were by Ford of about 1.66 lakh units of its Figo and Fiesta classic models in September 2013 and General Motors’ recall of 1.55 lakh units of Beat, Spark and Enjoy models in July this year.