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Hero Splendor back on top – Best selling 2 wheelers in Oct 2016

 
2015 Hero Splendor Pro

Hero Splendor sales for FY 2015/16 stands at 24.86 lakh, while that of Honda Activa stands at 24.66 lakh.

Hero Splendor was once again the best-selling two wheeler in India. This win came after a long time. To be precise, it is after 9 months that the Hero Splendor has managed to beat sales of Honda Activa. Sales of Hero Splendor for October 2016 stood at 2,54,813 units as against 2,50,681 units registered by Honda Activa.

Speaking about overall sales this fiscal, Splendor still trails Honda Activa. If Hero Splendor sales do not improve over the next few months, Honda Activa will become the best selling two wheeler for the first time (over a fiscal year).

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Honda Activa is the largest selling scooter in India. It sells about five times more units than the Jupiter.

Last fiscal, Hero Splendor managed to register sales of 2,486,065 units, 1.2 percent lower than what they sold in the same period of the previous year (2,517,189 units). Honda Activa claimed a second position with sales at 2,466,350 units, up 13 percent as compared to 2,178,227 units in FY15. With less than 20,000 units separating Hero Splendor from Honda Activa, a new leader in FY17 could be in the offing.

Below is a table to see which were the best-selling two wheelers in India for October 2016.

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via ET Auto

 

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  • Samar

    The real surprise is XL super. It has a growth of 34% and improvement from 9th rank to 4th in a year. Next is HF Deluxe with 25% growth but it has maintained its rank at no. 3. In my opinion this is because of growth of rural economy which is reflected as increased sales of splendor. In urban areas Activa still rules. Similarly XL super and HF Deluxe being low cost and reliable vehicles are preferred by common people. However due to demonetization rural economy will be badly hit so in next quarter Activa is expected to top the chart.