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Six new Honda models to be launched in India in 3 yrs

The company, however, said there will not be any hybrid or electric vehicle models in the upcoming line up,as it awaits clarity on government policy regarding electric mobility

Press Trust of India  |  Tokyo 

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Japanese auto major Motor Co today said it will launch six new models in in the next three years to enhance its position in the market there.

The company, however, said there will not be any hybrid or electric vehicle models in the upcoming line up,as it awaits clarity on policy regarding electric mobility.

"We have six big launches coming up in the next three years in ... It will not include any battery vehicles," Motor Co CEO Takahiro Hachigo told group of visiting Indian journalists here.

All these new models will be assembled at the company's two plants in but did not divulge details of segments where these models would be present.

When asked about the absence of hybrids from the line up,he said, "When it comes to we still don't know if hybrids segment will grow or how the electric vehicles will grow.We need to study policy to understand more."

The advantages of hybrids, however, is that they can use existing infrastructure,Hachigo added.

After the implementation of GST in July this year, hybrids vehicles have become expensive in as the tax incidence increased as compared to previous taxation regime.

Hachigo said that Honda's endeavour would be to make hybrids affordable for customers rather than worrying about support.

First Published: Thu, October 26 2017. 12:12 IST