The Honda Activa has now become India’s first automatic scooter to achieve the 1.5 crore production mark.
Within 17 years of its journey, the Honda Activa has beaten all motorcycles to become India’s best-selling two-wheeler in 2016-17.
Achieving yet another milestone in the country, Honda Motorcycles & Scooter India has produced 1.5 crore unit of its highly-popular Activa scooter. The 1.5 millionth model has been rolled out from the company’s Gujarat-based assembly line. Interestingly, the Activa has now become India’s first automatic scooter to mark this achievement. Read – Honda PCX 150 Scooter Might Launch in India
Commenting on the Activa’s success, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Activa’s phenomenal success and market leadership is in its continuous evolution ahead of times. In 2001, Activa was launched with CLIC mechanism, tyres with patented tuff-up tube, full metal body powered by the automatic 102cc engine. In 2009, it became industry’s first scooter to come with Combi-Brake System with Equalizer (nearly a decade before CBS is set to be mandatory in two-wheelers by 2019), a bigger and more powerful 110cc engine, convenience of tubeless tyres and completely new design. By 2013, the Activa’s heart got powered by the Honda Eco Technology (HET) which took its mileage in the league of commuter motorcycles. In 2015, the third generation Activa 3G became more stylish. 2017 saw the birth of more stylish BS-IV and AHO Activa 4G with convenient mobile charging port. Backed by Increasing customer demand cutting across all ages, genders and geographies; we are confident that Activa will continue to grow as the No. 1 choice of India.”
First launched in 2001, the Honda Activa crossed 50 lakh production mark in its initial 10 years and the next 50 lakh in just 1.5 years. The scooter’s sales increased double-folds from 12.05 lakh units in fiscal year 2012-13 to 27.59 lakh units in FY 2016-17. Within 17 years of its journey, the Activa has beaten all motorcycles to become India’s best-selling two-wheeler in 2016-17.
The Honda Activa lineup includes three models – Activa 4G, Activa 125 and Activa i. Recently, the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer introduced the 2017 model year of the scooter. The new version has been updated as per the mandatory AHO feature and BS4 norms. While the 2017 Honda Activa 4G is made available at Rs 50,730, the Activa 125 and Activa i are priced at Rs 56,945 and Rs 47,913 respectively.