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Honda to Launch a New Small Car

By Motortrend India Staff   |   13 May,2009

Honda Siel Cars India is planning to launch another small car in India very soon. The new car is expected to come with a competitive price tag which will be much lower than the premium upcoming car ‘Jazz’. It is expected to carry a price tag of Rs 5 Lakh.

According to the company official, "The R&D team will be headed by a senior Honda official from Japan. The expected size of the team is around 25 members and it will also have people from Honda's India operations from departments like manufacturing and purchase."

Honda Motors will develop a car with India as a lead market for the first time. Lead market for the Jazz is Japan whereas U.S. is the lead market for the Accord and the Civic and Thailand for the City. With this new car, Honda will have a stronger hold in the highly competitive compact car segment in India.

The new car will be manufactured in the company's yet-to-be-completed plant at Tapukara in Rajasthan. This new facility will have an initial capacity to produce 60,000 cars that will be later increased to 2.5 Lakh units.

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