Honda India to launch new scooter on 12th June: Are you ready to fly?
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd, the completely owned subsidiary of Honda Motor Japan, is on the offensive in India. The second largest two wheeler manufacturer, announced the start of production at their new plant in Karnataka last month, and now they announce a launch of new scooter.
By March 2014, Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Pvt Ltd (HMSI) hopes to expand their annual capacity to 46 lakhs units. Capacities at all three HMSI plants at Manesar, Tapukara and Narasapur will be augmented to reach this target. The company’s third plant at Narasapur Industrial Area, near Bangalore, was inaugurated and initial capacity will be to the tune of 1.2 million units, while a third assembly line will be added by March 2014 which will increase capacities by 600,000 units.
A total investment to the tune of INR 1,350 crores has been pumped into Narasapur plant while the company has acquired a total of 23 acres in the region for creation of a riding track and other facilities. The company will also be commencing production of Dream Yuga from its Narasapur plant from June this year, while production of Activa will commence later this year. This augmented capacity will ensure shorter waiting periods for customers especially considering the 1 lakh customers who are yet awaiting delivery of Activa in a variety of south Indian cities.