Honda officially discontinues sales of WR-V, Jazz and fourth generation City


auto news desk, Honda has recently decided to stop manufacturing the WR-V, Jazz and the fourth generation City. The company’s decision to remove these models from its portfolio in India was not unexpected. The decision has been taken after facing a steady decline in the sales of these cars in the recent years. The company has decided not to invest in modifying the cars to comply with the new emission norms stage II of RDE norms. As a result, Honda’s model line-up in India is now reduced to just two cars.

Honda Officially Discontinues Sales Of WR-V, Jazz And Fourth Generation City - carandbike
Honda no longer has a hatchback in its line-up after the Jazz’s discontinuation

The Jazz and the fourth generation City were launched in 2015 and 2014 respectively. The City was replaced by the 5th generation model in 2020, which is actually the seventh generation model in the global market. On the other hand, the third generation Jazz was re-introduced in 2020 to comply with the BS6 emission norms and yet saw a drop in sales. The WR-V, a recent addition to Honda’s lineup in India, was launched in 2017, attracted a sizeable customer base, but failed to make a lasting impact due to declining sales.

Nevertheless, Honda is all set to launch its new subcompact SUV in India this June, which will be built at the company’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. The move signals Honda’s entry into the highly competitive compact SUV market, where it aims to take on popular models such as the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and the MG Astor.

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