On the enduring nature of the Honda City:
The City has been one of the longest-running nameplates in India, and it has been able to build its brand from the very first generation. It has been around for 22 years and has a base of 8,00,000 customers in India and four million, worldwide. As a brand and product, it has always brought in contemporary technology and styling, along with the Honda attributes of durability, quality and reliability.
On the quintessential City customer:
We’ve had a mix of people, both family-oriented and individual owners; but interestingly, the City is a car which people have loved to drive themselves, and the same goes for a majority of the model’s owners today as well. Having said that, anywhere between 20-35 percent of our customers occupy the rear seat at some point in time; but most of them, too, like to take to the wheel occasionally. This…