Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has officially revealed the cumulative sales figures for the month of January 2023. Last month, the Japanese auto manufacturer's Indian subsidiary sold 2,96,363 two-wheelers, a 16 per cent year-on-year decline in sales. A total of 18,220 units were exported to other countries while 2,78,143 units were sold in the domestic market. Honda's sales figures for the same period last year were 3,54,209 units. Domestic sales and exports for the company in January 2022 were 3,15,196 and 39,013 units, respectively. When we compare Honda's January 2023 sales performance on an MoM basis, we see that it increased by 18.4 percent from December 2022, when it sold 2,50,171 units. Commenting on the sales performance in January 2023, Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said, “Much ahead of the government’s deadline, HMSI recently launched its first OBD2 model, New Activa with Smart Key. Continuing to lead this transition, HMSI will be soon upgrading its other products to meet the latest norms.”
“Further, the budget 2023 presented shed light on the enhanced focus on vehicle scrapping, green mobility and Net-Zero carbon emission goals which outlines the future of mobility in the country, giving a roadmap to boost the Indian auto sector. We are optimistic that such initiatives will usher in growth for the industry,” he added.
For the Indian market, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India recently launched the updated 6G Activa, the Activa 7G H-Smart. Three versions of the new Activa will be offered: Smart, Standard, and Deluxe. The Smart version costs Rs 80,537, while the Standard and Deluxe versions are priced at Rs 74,536 and Rs 77,036, respectively. All prices are ex-showroom. A new anti-theft system is one of many features included in the Honda Activa H-Smart, which is the top-of-the-line Activa 6G model.
The Activa 7G H-Smart includes a number of car-like electronic features, such as SmartFind, SmartStart, and others. The SmartFind feature allows you to locate your vehicle by flashing all four of its indicators at the same time with the press of a button. With the SmartStart feature, you can start the scooter by simply flipping the switch located where the key slot would be. Mechanically, the newly launched scooter retains the same 109.55cc single-cylinder engine that produces 7.7bhp of maximum power and 8.9Nm of peak torque.
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The Pearl Siren Blue, Decent Blue, Matte Axis Grey Metallic, Black, Rebel Red Metallic, and Pearl Precious White colour options for the 2023 Activa will be available. In terms of market competitors, the new Activa will compete in India against models such as the Ola S1 Pro, the Ather 450X, the TVS iQube, the Bajaj Chetak, and others.