Honda City Hatchback beats Toyota Yaris in Indonesia's hatchback sales for 3 months in a row

Sanjay · Jul 19, 2021 11:23 AM

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Data from Kendara.co.id shows the Honda City Hatchback continues to steal the Toyota Yaris' limelight in Indonesia, this time topping the country's June 2021 sales in the hatchback category.

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With 1,494 units sold, it edges the Yaris' June sales by 306 units (1,188 units). The top 5 are as below:

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June 2021 hatchback sales in Indonesia
Model Sales
Honda City Hatchback 1,494
Toyota Yaris 1,188
Suzuki Baleno 159
Volkswagen Polo 12
Mazda 2 Hatchback 6

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Ultra Seats fortunately remain

Introduced in the archipelago to supersede the Honda Jazz (an arrangement Malaysia will follow too), it has been leading the country's hatchback sales chart since April 2021.

Also read: SEA countries dropping Honda Jazz for City Hatchback, except Singapore, why?

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Although the Yaris remains as the better seller across Q1 2021 with 3,496 units sold, the City Hatchback's 3,047 units sold in the same period is rather impressive considering the car was only introduced there four months ago.

Also read: Indonesia launches 2021 Honda City Hatchback, Malaysia to get same 1.5L engine

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Unlike Thailand, the City Hatchback gets a 1.5-litre naturall-aspirated engine in Indonesia

Momentum of the City Hatchback isn't slowing down anytime soon - official distributors, PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) says that the model cruises past HPM's 1,000 units-per-month target, and waiting list for the City Hatchback in Indonesia currently stretches until August 2021.

Also read: Waiting list for Honda City Hatchback in Indonesia extends to Aug, doubles Jazz's sales

Honda City Hatchback in Malaysia

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Our source says that Honda Malaysia remains hopeful of launching the Honda City Hatchback in Malaysia within this year, although it's still difficult for the company to say exactly when the model will be introduced, no thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

Also read: Delays for Civic, but Honda City Hatchback still on track for Malaysia launch this year

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Interior is a spitting image of the City sedan

As explained in our frequently asked questions (FAQ) article on the matter, the Malaysian-spec City Hatchback is almost certain to share the same powertrain as our Honda City sedan – a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that does 121 PS and 145 Nm paired to a CVT.

Also read: Malaysia-bound 2021 Honda City Hatchback - All your questions answered

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Meanwhile, the all-new 2022 Honda Civic FE and all-new 2022 Honda HR-V, which were initially slated to be launched / previewed in Malaysia in Q3 2021 and Q1 2022 respectively, have since been delayed due to the uncertain EMCO / NRP situation.

Also read: 

Initially slated for Malaysia launch in Q3 2021, all-new Honda Civic FE is delayed

Originally planned to launch in Malaysia on Q1 2022, all-new Honda HR-V gets pushed back

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Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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