Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has revealed that sales of their flagship scooter Honda Activa reached a level yet unseen by any other scooter in its category. The company has announced that Honda Activa sales stood at 1,001,350 units from April to August 2015, registering growth of 20 percent over the same period in the previous year.
This outstanding sales record is even more noteworthy considering that the two wheeler industry in the country is registering de-growth. HMSI now looks forward to the festive season, which commenced with Onam in Kerala, to see even better results. Since the demand is high, the company is not expected to offer significant discounts except for attractive finance schemes.
Honda Activa made its debut in the country in 2001. It marked its entry as the first two wheeler launched in India by Honda and immediately set about attracting buyers in its segment. The Honda Activa boasts of features such as reliable and smooth four stroke engine, Honda Eco Technology offering mileage of 60 kmpl and V-Matic automatic transmission.
It is made up of an all-metal body with Convenient Lift-up Independent Cover (CLIC) mechanism, tubeless tyres and combi-brake system. In the first year of launch, Honda Activa sales touched 55,000 units and became the market leader in 3 years. In FY2014-15 2.1 million units of Honda Activa were sold and the automatic scooter is poised for a record setting financial year.