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Planning to buy Honda Navi? Be prepared for bummer

 
Honda Navi

The Navi is a crossover between an automatic scooter and a commuter motorcycle. It’s the first ever product to be developed by Honda’s Indian R&D division.

The Honda Navi may invite polarized opinions but it is an interesting and innovative proposition all the same. Marrying the positive traits of an automatic scooter and a motorcycle in a chic urban package could just be what the Indian youth is looking for. Add to it an attractive starting price of INR 39,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Navi emerges as an irresistible package. Well at least until you get a call from the dealership saying that essential items like side stand, number plates and engine guards are considered as ‘accessories’ and hence are not included in the ex-showroom pricing (they are not a part of the standard kit).

If you are one of those early birds who have booked the Navi already and eagerly waiting for the delivery, be prepared to pay an additional INR 5,000 for the three items mentioned above. Yes, that’s quite steep a price for these three accessories.

Honda Navi Adventure Concept

If number plates, engine guard and side stand alone cost INR 5,000, imagine how much will the heavily accessorized special edition variants retail for!

According to Bikewale, the on-road price of the entry level Navi comes out to be around INR 51,300 (on-road Virar) with number plates, side stand and leg guard included. Without these accessories, the cost works out to be at INR 46,600 but you can’t choose to give them a miss, can you?

It’s now apparent that the Navi is not actually as affordable as Honda portrayed it to be. On-road prices of the special edition Navi Street, Navi Adventure and Navi Off-Road are most likely to cross INR 60,000 since they have several accessories on board.

Honda Navi Design

The two wheeler crossover is powered by the Activa’s 110 cc engine which is paired with a CVT.

Also read – Honda Navi bookings surpass 900 units

HMSI’s first ever homegrown product is no doubt a funky vehicle but luring people with a tempting price tag and then charging extra for essential items is not expected to go well with the customers, especially the ones who have already booked the crossover.

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Via – Bikewale.com

 

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Nithyanandh Karuppaswamy

Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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