With enter to the New Year 2017, Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India (HMSI) has come with some aggressive plans for this year. First of all, by the end of March 2018, HMSI looking forward to launching its four upcoming two-wheelers in India. In these new two-wheelers, two will be motorcycles and the remaining two will be scooters.
However, Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India avoided commenting on these upcoming model apart from confirming that in July 2017, the Honda Africa Twin will be launched in India.
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As for the scooters segment, HMSI was not ready to disclose any further information. According to sources, we would expect the HMSI to introduce the Honda PCX 150 in the Indian market, which can be for an upright option when compared to the Aprilia SR 150. There is no doubt that Honda has been dominating the scooter segment in Indian auto market with around 3.5 million scooters sold in FY 2016-17, whereas, the Honda Activa recorded a sale of 1.5 million units alone.
So, the company will look forward to remaining on the top in the scooter segment with the launch of its two new models this fiscal. Moreover, Honda has come up with some aggressive plans for this fiscal with a big target of selling around 6 million two-wheelers this year.
Also, Honda India is looking forward to becoming an export hub for the global auto markets. According to the sources, the company recently invested INR 600 crore in the last fiscal and looking to invest a further INR 1600 crore this fiscal year to accomplish its goals set for FY 2017-18.
HMSI also is also looking forward to introducing 22 ‘Wing World’ dealerships program to service its high-performance range of motorcycles. At present, the company already has 2 ‘Wing World’ dealerships in Mumbai and Delhi, India. Furthermore, HMSI has also claimed that it is ready to transfer to BS-VI emission norms, once they are made mandatory in 2020.
News Source: India.com | 21-April-2017