?The Honda Activa which had intermittent stints at the top of the sales chart in 2015 has sealed its place as the country’s most sought after two wheeler in 2016. The strong sales of Activa have helped the Japanese brand garner an enviable market share of 59% in the country’s scooter segment.
Riding on this success, Honda Activa 125 becomes the first scooter in the country to meet both BSIV emission and AHO norms. It also gets a new mid variant which has been added to the existing two variants. Price starts from INR 56,954 (Ex-showroom Delhi).
Calling it the ‘Frontastic’ style upgrade, new Honda Activa 125 gets LED position lights integrated in front chrome chest, Alloy wheels with Drum brake in the mid variant, New Mat Crust Metallic color, Mobile charging socket, Retractable front hook for more convenience, Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) for improved visibility in all conditions.
Price & Variants:
THE ALL NEW
Price (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
Standard (with CBS)
NEW – Alloy Drum(with CBS)
Alloy Disc (with CBS)
Honda claims that the new Activa 125 is a technologically advanced version of the older Activa 125, which has now been discontinued. The new Activa 125 is on sale across India starting today onwards. Powering the new Honda Activa 125 is the same 125 cc engine which delivers 6.35 kw (8.52 BHP) @ 6,500 RPM and higher torque of 10.54Nm @ 5,000 RPM. This additional torque helps new Activa 125 to deliver better acceleration, load carrying and superior climbing capacity.
Speaking about sales, Honda is expecting Activa sales to grow even higher as compared to last year. The growth rate for this year is expected to be even better since the capacity crunch has been eliminated by the new Gujarat scooter plant. The facility which currently runs at 50% would give the company a total installed production capacity of nearly 6 million units per annum (across all its units).
Apart from the hot-selling Honda Activa series, models like Dio (average monthly sales of over 30,000 units) and Aviator (around 20,000 units per month) too are driving the growth. Analysts estimate that the market share of scooters in the Indian market is expected to grow to 45% in 2019-20 from last fiscal’s 34%. Honda Activa is expected to stay on top of its game for the coming years.