Honda Cars India appoints Takuya Tsumura as CEO and Chairman

Takuya Tsumura will take the helm of Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from April 1, 2022 replacing Gaku Nakanishi as his four-year tenure draws to a close.

Takuya Tsumura takes over as Chairman and CEO of Honda Cars India Ltd from April 1, 2022.


  • Takuya Tsumura will become Chairman and CEO of Honda Cars India Ltd from April 1, 2022.
  • Replaces Gaku Nakanishi who will become Managing Director, Automotive Business for the Asia and Oceania region.
  • Takuya Tsumura was in charge of South Asian countries, including India, from 1997 to 2000 while working at Honda’s corporate headquarters.

Honda Motor Company Limited has announced the appointment of Takuya Tsumura as President and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) effective April 1, 2022. The move is part of Honda’s annual management changes as Gaku Nakanishi, current President and CEO of HCIL, is moving to the Asia and Oceania region as GM, Automotive business.

Takuya Tsumura has been associated with the Japanese automaker for over three decades and brings with him considerable experience which he has gained working in countries such as Thailand, Australia, China, Turkey, Japan and also in Europe. . He was at Honda Cars head office for South Asian countries from 1998 to 2000 including India.

During his 4-year tenure as President and CEO of HCIL, Nakanishi steered the brand through one of the toughest phases for automotive companies in India as the pandemic hit manufacturing and the sales. Honda also started exporting its Indian-made vehicles to other countries and worked on improving its sales and service network under his leadership.

The launch of Honda City Hybrid India is expected to take place in the next fiscal year.

Honda has planned to launch the City Hybrid sedan in India this year. The hybrid variant of one of India’s most popular sedans will offer one of the most efficient cars on sale in India. Powered by a 1.5-litre petrol unit fused with electric motors, the petrol engine produces 98 bhp while the motors make 109 bhp. Along with having all the features of the ICE-powered Honda City, the car is also expected to get Driver Assistance Features (ADAS). Honda City Hybrid will likely cost around Rs 17-20 lakh.

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