Here’s Why Honda Discontinued Civic and CR-V in India

Here’s Why Honda Discontinued Civic and CR-V in India: In a sudden move, Honda Cars India stopped the production of its cars back in December 2020 at its Greater Noida Plant and shifted all its manufacturing process and activity to its second base plant in Tapukara, District Alwar, Rajasthan.

With this move, the popular Japanese brand also decided to put a stop to its CKD assembly in India, the reason why Honda has discontinued the Civic sedan and CR-V SUV, and both the cars won’t be available in our market once the existing stock is sold out.

Here's Why Honda Has Discontinued Civic in India
Here’s Why Honda Has Discontinued Civic in India

The manufacturing plant facility at Greater Noida also produced the variants of the City sedan, but it has now been shifted to the newer facility in Tapukara. This plant is already manufacturing Jazz hatchback, Amaze compact sedan, and the WR-V compact SUV.

The Japanese carmaker had been very successful in deploying and selling its City version of the product in India, but the rest of the products haven’t been able to replicate the big margin sales. Another reason why Honda took this drastic step to streamline its business activities in the Indian market and discontinue Civic and CR-V.

The effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic can be seen having its strong effect on Honda Cars as the sales have remained stagnant last year with other variants of the car performing badly while Honda’s competitors like Hyundai, Tata Motors, and Maruti Suzuki have recovered from the strong effects of the pandemic and have managed to bring their sales back on track.

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Here's Why Honda Has Discontinued CR-V in India
Here’s Why Honda Has Discontinued CR-V in India

The Tapukara plant is built in a large vicinity and spreads across 450 acres with an annual capacity of 1.8 lakh cars. This facility has been fully operational since 2014, with the powertrain and press shop opening earlier in 2008.

While the Greater Noida plant was set up in 1997, spreads across only 150 acres holding a production capacity of only 1 lakh cars a year. The step taken by Honda to close its Greater Noida plant will prove beneficial in the long run, and the brand may also be able to recover from the effects of the pandemic in the coming months.