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Honda Scooters & Motorcycles India has announced that their most-popular offering, the Activa has crossed a new sales milestone. The Honda Activa has crossed the 2 crore sales unit milestone, midway through the festive season.
Honda also announced that the Activa is the first and only scooter in India to achieve this landmark. The company also stated that the first 1 crore sale of the Activa took 15 years to achieve while the 2nd crore came in just three years time.
This, however, isn't a surprise as the Honda Activa has consistently been the top-selling two-wheeler in the country for the past few years. The Honda Activa was first introduced in the Indian market in 2001 and since then has been the leading scooter in the country in terms of sales.
In its debut year itself, the Activa managed to achieve 55,000 sales unit while crossing the 10 lakh sales mark in 2005. Later in 2015, the Honda Activa became the first scooter in the country to cross the 1 crore sales mark while also being recognised as the world's largest selling two-wheeler in 2017.
Minoru Kato, President & CEO, HMSI Pvt. Ltd., stated, "Over 18 years and 5 generations, Honda two-Wheelers India continuously added value to exceed customers expectations & making Activa the most preferred choice of Indian two-wheeler buyers. We are delighted that Activa partnered over two crore Indian families on the move in realizing their dreams. As India's Love for Activa grows, we remain committed to take on new challenges and bring joy to our customers."
Honda launched their latest iteration of the scooter at the 2018 Auto Expo, the Activa 5G. The new latest generation Activa comes with LED headlights and a number of other new features.
The Honda Activa continues to be powered by a 110cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine producing 8bhp and 9Nm of torque. The Activa comes in two variants: Standard and Deluxe.
The standard variant is priced at Rs 55,856 and the DLX comes with a price tag of Rs 55,730. Both prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).
Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing, HMSI Pvt. Ltd., stated, "We thank all our customers for their continued trust in Activa over its five generations in 18 years. Activa has continuously evolved ahead of times & we are elated by the confidence reposed across all ages, genders and geographies and are confident Activa will remain Customers preferred choice this festival as well."
Thoughts On The Honda Activa
The Honda Activa has been one of the most popular scooters in the Indian market, for quite some time now. It has overthrown the Hero Splendor to become the top-selling two-wheeler in the Indian market from a few years now as well. The Honda Activa takes on the likes of the Yamaha Fascino and the TVS Jupiter in the Indian market.