Honda’s China business boasts 150.2% year-on-year surge in March deliveries
Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Honda's new vehicle deliveries in March zoomed up 150.2% year on year to 151,218 units, the highest-ever volume for the corresponding period, the Japanese automaker said on Tuesday.
To be specific, GAC Honda delivered 76,203 vehicles last month, posting a 136.6% hike over the year-ago period, while Dongfeng Honda saw its March deliveries soar 165.7% to 75,015 units.
CR-V; photo credit: Dongfeng Honda
There were six Honda-branded models, namely the Accord, the Vezel, the Breeze, the CR-V, the XR-V and the Civic, whose deliveries all exceeded 10,000 units in March. Notably, the volume of the CR-V topped 20,000 units.
Moreover, a total of 21,662 consumers in China took delivery of Honda's vehicles armed with the hybrid powertrain system “Sport Hybrid”.
Breeze 2021; photo credit: GAC Honda
For the first quarter of 2021, Honda delivered 390,231 new vehicles in the world's largest auto market, a year-over-year growth of 75.8%. GAC Honda scored a remarkable increase of 54.8% with 180,110 vehicles delivered. Dongfeng Honda handed over 210,121 vehicles to consumers, an upward movement of 98.9% from the previous year.
With regard to new products, GAC Honda put the EA6, the joint venture's first all-electric compact sedan, onto the market on March 10. The model is jointly developed by GAC R&D Center and GAC Honda, and is built on the basis of the Aion S. It carries a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) that churns out up to 135kW and 300 N·m, and is fitted with a ternary-lithium battery pack that enables a range of 510km under NEDC range.
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