Suzuki Access Matte Red Special Edition spied – New Honda Activa rival
Launch is expected soon.
India’s top selling scooter in 125 cc segment, Suzuki Access will soon be launched in Matte Red special edition. The move is aimed at providing more options to customers, so that sales momentum can be maintained. Suzuki already offers special edition of Access in Pearl Mirage White, Metallic Sonic Silver and Metallic Matte Black colours. The new Matte Red shade looks gorgeous and radiates a youthful energy, which will certainly help attract customers.
Suzuki Access Matte Red edition was recently clicked at a dealership, which indicates that official launch will be announced soon. While the exteriors are Matte Red, interior surfaces such as dashboard, inner body and footboard are done in Chocolate colour. This renders a dual-tone theme, which makes the scooter a lot more peppy and attractive.
However, the beige coloured seat looks a little out of place. Standard black coloured seat would have worked better with Matte Red exteriors and chocolate coloured interior surfaces. The scooter also gets ‘Special Edition’ stickers on both sides.
Suzuki Access Matte Red will continue using the same engine as earlier, a 124 cc air cooled single cylinder SOHC engine that makes 8.5 hp of max power and 10.2 Nm of max torque. Access special edition costs Rs 1,600 more than the standard variant that is priced at Rs 60,188 (ex-sh, Delhi). Special edition Access is offered only in top trim that comes with disc brakes and alloy wheels.
Suzuki Access rivals the likes of TVS NTorq 125, Honda Activa 125, and Hero Destini 125. It had received CBS update in February this year. Next on the agenda is BS-VI compliance, which has to be implemented by April 1, 2019.
Rising sales numbers of Access is one of the reasons that have helped Suzuki to register positive growth in recent months. In June 2019, when all two-wheeler manufacturers posted negative growth, Suzuki Motorcycle India was the sole exception. The company sold 67,491 units in June 2019, which is a 29% growth in comparison to 52,217 units sold in June 2018. Access had registered 32% growth last financial year, which in numbers is equal to addition of 1.30 lakh units annually.