Honda's small car to have 80% localisation

Honda`s small car to have 80% localisation New Delhi: Japanese auto major Honda on Monday said its small car, scheduled for launch in 2011, will have around 80 per cent components made in the country.

The company also said it expects the small car to sell as many as its best selling model 'City'

"Our new small car, to be launched in 2011, will have a rate of around 80 per cent in localisation of components," Honda Siel Cars India Director (Marketing) Tatsuya Natsume told reporters during the 10th Auto Expo here.

The company had unveiled the concept of the small car on the first day of the Expo. The car will be rolled out from the company's plant in Greater Noida.

>"We expect the small car to be as popular as the City and are all geared up to meet the demand once it is launched," Natsume said.

The company is also looking to increase the use of local components of its existing models in India to around the same percentage.

>"We will also increase the use of local components in our other models as well," Natsume said.

While its City and Jazz cars have around 75 per cent localisation of components, the Civic has 71 per cent and the Accord 28 per cent.