4th May 2015: HMSI total sales in April 2015 stood at 3,40,791 units as against 3,13,894 units in April 2014. Claiming to be “Highest Volume & Market Share gainer in April, 2015”, HMSI, having overtaken Hero MotoCorp where scooter sales is concerned, is also eager to compete with former partner Hero MotoCorp in the arena of motorcycle sales.
A leaked image of the Honda low cost motorcycle reveals an elongated seat, spoke wheels and flatter panels allowing the company to keep costs lower and more competitive while appealing to buyers both in urban and rural areas. The upcoming commuter bike will be positioned below the Dream series which comprises of Dream Yuga, Dream Neo and CD 110 Dream. This new Honda low-cost commuter bike promises a 125cc fuel efficient engine with mechanical upgrades. Besides gearing up for this new launch, the company is also updating its bikes for 2015 giving the Shine HET for enhanced fuel efficiency while body graphics and other miniscule changes have been added to the Dream series.
HMSI sales cross the 41,000 unit mark on Akshay Tritiya, an increase of 50% over sales on the same day last year. Last month, HMSI conducted its 8th Traffic Training Park in Hyderabad to spread the message of road safety measures and safe riding lessons.
HMSI has planned a lineup of 15 new models, including seven all new models during the year and also eagerly awaits the opening of its fourth factory in Gujarat in January 2016 into which the company has invested INR 1,600 crores. The new plant will have initial annual capacity of 1.2 million units which will be increased to total annual capacity to 5.8 million units once it goes full steam. HMSI also has three plants at Manesar (Haryana), Tapukara (Rajasthan) and Narsapura (Karnataka).
Spy shot – MotorBeam