With the popularity of 125 cc scooters increasing in rapid pace, their monthly sales figures are consistently growing as well
Despite the difficulties faced by two-wheeler segment as a whole in recent months, the 125 cc scooter space has seen steady increase in sales and addressing its popularity, manufacturers are launching new models to grab a big pie. With customers not relenting to pay a good sum of money for feature-rich scooters, the 125 cc segment is projected to grow further in the coming years as well.
The Honda Activa has long sat on the crown as the best-selling scooter in India but the Suzuki Access 125 is regularly the most sold 125 cc scooter in the market. Due to the segment’s volume increase, the Access has been posting close to 50,000 units on average and in April 2019 the scenario was no different as 48,463 units were sold.
With 12 per cent sales growth, the Access 125 maintained a healthy lead over TVS Ntorq last month as far as 125 cc scooters were concerned. The Ntorq, on the other hand, posted a massive 70 per cent sales increase and it continues to make a strong impression among buyers.
|125 cc Scooters||Sales in April 2019|
|Suzuki Burgman Street||7,472|
|Aprilia SR 125||661|
Hero MotoCorp’s recently launched Destini 125 registered 11,823 units in April 2019 and it is expected to grow further as the i3S start/stop technology helps in improving fuel economy over rivals acting as a major USP. Honda’s Grazia is suffering continuous fall in sales in recent months and 11,828 units were retailed in April 2019 with 54 per cent sales drop.
Suzuki’s more premium Burgman Street 125 is praised for its good riding capabilities on city as well as long run and it garnered 7,472 units last month while Aprilia’s SR 125 managed 661 units as the overall total led to the segment crossing one lakh units for the first time ever.
Hero’s newly launched Maestro Edge 125 is expected to make a big impact in India as well and more 125 cc scooters are waiting in the pipeline from other brands.