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Recently we had reported about the low sales figures of the Honda Navi and there has been speculations about the discontinuation of the scooter in India. Now CarandBike reports that the Honda Navi is still on sale but the production has been slowed down as the new Navi is in the works.
The report states that the Honda Navi will not be discontinued, and it is still on sale and the dealerships are accepting bookings for the same. But the Navi's production has been slowed down as Honda is preparing an upgraded version of the scooter.
The new Honda Navi is likely to be based on the same platform but will come with an improved power output, more features and higher mileage.
The sources close to the development also revealed that Honda's design department is developing more customisation options for the new Navi. Some customisation options will be offered inclusive of the scooter's ex-showroom price and might also get two new colours.
The Honda Navi was launched at the 2016 Auto Expo. The Navi is a unique product from Honda which combines the characteristics of a scooter and a motorcycle. In its early days, the Honda Navi created quite a stir in the Indian two-wheeler industry.
The Honda Navi has not been a volume seller for the company and in March 2018, the Navi recorded zero sales. The reason behind the sloppy sales of the Honda Navi is its quirky design which is different from other Honda scooters. The Navi also lacks the spaciousness of a scooter when it comes to the pillion seat.
The Honda Navi is inspired by the globally sold Monkey or the Z series bike. The Honda Navi is based on the same platform which also underpins the best-selling Activa and it even shares the same 109cc engine. The Navi draws power from the existing 109.19cc engine producing 8bhp and 9Nm of torque.
Thoughts On The New Honda Navi
The Honda Navi is a unique product in the company's product portfolio as it combines the characteristics of a motorcycle and a scooter. Due to its quirky design, the scooter failed to capture the Indian market. Now, the Navi will get a much-needed upgrade in a bid to attract the buyers. Will the new Navi be any different? Only time will tell.