Hero MotoCorp is among the top-sellers of two-wheelers in the Indian market. Their plan is to introduce new models that will attract younger and smarter buyers in the country. Now, four of their models will be phased out from production to make way for new two-wheelers.
Another reason for phasing out the models is that Hero MotoCorp has to pay a royalty fee to Honda for these models. The Indian-based manufacturer will be phasing out the Impulse, Ignitor, Passion XPro, and Maestro models.
Recently, Hero MotoCorp introduced their first indigenously developed scooter and motorcycle. They are the Maestro Edge, Duet, and Splendor iSmart 110 models. Several other models are expected to be launched soon by Hero in the domestic as well as international markets.
Currently, only the Hero Pleasure is powered by Honda machinery. This could change soon as Hero MotoCorp could use the same engine that powers the Duet and Maestro Edge scooters. An all-new engine option is also on cards to spawn a new range of scooters.
The Passion XPro will be making a comeback after being phased out. Hero MotoCorp will provide new styling and the same engine that is developed for the Splendor iSmart 110 model. It is most likely that Hero will not be resurrecting the Impulse and Ignitor owing to poor sales.