Honda Activa has registered a massive sales decline of 51.21%
Following several months of dismal sales ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country in March 2020, there has been a marginal increase in two wheeler sales in recent months. Buyers are opting for safer means of commuting over public transport options in an attempt to prevent the spread of the dreaded disease and bike makers have even initiated online sales and door delivery options.
Scooter sales dipped 35.31 percent in the month of July 2020 to 3,07,962 units from 4,76,061 units sold in July 2019. However, it was the Honda Activa that continued to be in the lead even as sales dipped 51.21 percent in July 2020 to 1,18,859 units, down from 2,43,604 units sold in the same month of the previous year.
TVS Jupiter was in a second spot on the list of best selling scooters last month. Sales of this scooter in the past month stood at 48,995 units, down 15.31 percent as against 57,731 units sold in July 2019. The company has also recently increased prices of the Jupiter, which is the second price hike in two months. The Jupiter base variant is now priced at Rs.63,102 units as against an earlier price tag of Rs.62,062. The Jupiter ZX is priced at Rs.65,102 while the TVS Jupiter Classic is now at Rs.69,602.
Top 10 Scooters July 2020
|No||Top 10 Scooter||Jul-20||Jul-19||Diff||%||Starting Price, Rs Ex-Sh, Delhi|
|1||Honda Activa||1,18,859||2,43,604||-1,24,745||-51.21||Rs 65,419|
|2||TVS Jupiter||48,995||57,731||-8,736||-15.13||Rs 63,102|
|3||Honda Dio||37,233||37,622||-389||-1.03||Rs 61,497|
|4||Suzuki Access||23,171||51,498||-28,327||-55.01||Rs 68,800|
|5||TVS Ntorq||16,404||23,335||-6,931||-29.70||Rs 67,885|
|6||Hero Pleasure||16,290||17,629||-1,339||-7.60||Rs 55,600|
|7||Hero Destini||13,184||11,158||2,026||18.16||Rs 65,310|
|8||Yamaha Ray||12,032||9,272||2,760||29.77||Rs 67,530|
|9||Yamaha Fascino||11,584||12,984||-1,400||-10.78||Rs 67,230|
|10||TVS Scooty Pep+||10,210||11,228||-1,018||-9.07||Rs 52,554|
The current pandemic situation did not really affect sales of the Honda Dio. At No. 3 on the list of top 10 best selling scooters in July 2020 Dio sales in the past month were at 37,233 units, a marginal dip of 1.03 percent as against 37,622 units sold in the same month of the previous year. Updated to BS6 format earlier this year, the Dio continues to draw power via a 110cc engine making 7.9 hp and 8.9 Nm power and torque respectively.
Suzuki Access followed at No. 4 with sales of 23,171 units in the past month, down 55 percent as against 51,498 units sold in July 2020. At No. 5 was the TVS Ntorq with sales down 29.70 percent to 16,404 units in July 2020 from 23,335 units sold in July 2019. TVS Ntorq is presented in three formats with prices ranging from Rs.67,885 to Rs.74,000.
Hero MotoCorp had its Pleasure and Destini scooters at Nos. 6 and 7 respectively. Sales of the TVS Pleasure dipped 7.60 percent to 16,290 units from 17,629 units sold in July 2019. However, the Destini noted increased sales by 18.16 percent to 13,184 units in the past month from 11,158 units sold in July 2019.
Yamaha Ray and Fascino scooters were lower down the order at Nos. 8 and 9 respectively. Sales of the Ray scooter increased 29.77 percent to 12,032 units in the past month as against sales of 9,272 units in July 2019. Sales of the Fascino however, dipped 10.78 percent to 11,584 units in July 2020 as compared to 12,984 units sold in the same month of the previous year.
At No. 10 on the list of best selling scooters last month was the TVS Scooty Pep+. This is the most affordably priced scooter in India at Rs.52,554. Sales in July 2020 stood at 10,210 units, down 9.07 percent as against 11,228 units sold in July 2019. In its BS6 format, the Pep+ gets added features and also a boost in power. Its engine now offers 5.36 hp and 6.5 Nm power and torque respectively, up from the earlier 5.0 hp and 5.8 Nm of the BS4 model.