Yesterday had been to a honda dealership to fetch my friend's honda city SMT. He was taking the delivery and there I spotted a CE edition will all black interiors and basic trims. Really liked the interior theme. Also that car had some practical things like,
1. Black ORVM's -- Needed in overcrowded cities. Easier on Pocket in case of impact from opposite vehicle
2. Black handles -- Were looking good on white colored city
3. Airbags and ABS
were present -- A big plus, rest can be added as per our liking
4. Price @8.40 on road Pune
Whereas the SMT was @9.30 on road Pune. I asked him why he didn't get the CE version? He said he wasn't aware of it.
The VMT is 1lac more than SMT. CE at 8.4 is real VFM
. And I was seeing more SMT and VMT and VMT with sunroof for deliveries.
My point is that honda is not pushing this car(maybe lesser margins, just to advertise that city ex showroom starts from 6.99 lacs onwards) or are customers more aligned to 'Chrome and Cream' effect as they say, and in turn shell out more monies than expected.
Awaiting your views.