This festive season has come with hands full of celebration for Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India (HMSI) as the company touched 28 million sales mark (total sales since its inception) this month. Along with this, the two-wheeler marker’s fun-to-ride mini crossover – Navi has crossed 50,000 units sales within six months of its arrival in the country. Major sales contribution comes from the products like Hornet 160R, CB Shine SP and Livo.
Commenting on this achievement, Mr. Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said, “India is the fastest growing economy in the world and one of the most important markets for Honda. With this vision of growth, today we have achieved a new milestone for our business in India. The journey to the 28 million milestone has been phenomenal. We are deeply humbled by the faith and trust that our customers have reposed in brand Honda. We thank our valued customers, business partners, associates, and all our colleagues at Honda for this remarkable feat.”
The company also says that it had accomplished the first 1 million sales within 44 months of its Indian operations, and the last 4 million was pulled off in 9 months only.
With an aim to keep the sales momentum going, HMSI is planning to bring-in a couple of bikes and scooters next year. One of them is the Honda Africa Twin that was previewed at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. In India, this adventure bike will be positioned against the Ducati Multistrada and Triumph Tiger. Power for this bike will come from a 998cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled Parallel Twin engine that’s good for 94bhp and 98Nm.
The scooter section might see the Honda PCX150 that was first showcased in 2014 at the Auto Expo. The PCX150 scooter will derive its power from a 153cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke SOHC engine paired to a V-Matic automatic gearbox.