Hero Splendor regains No.1 spot after 9 months as the range has seen 8% rise in its sales in October 2016 compared to the same month last year
The Hero Splendor finally overtakes the Honda Activa to grab the top spot in Indian two-wheeler space, after 9 months. In October 2016, the Splendor overtook the Activa by selling 4,132 units more than the latter. Hero Splendor has sold 2,54,813 units, compared to Honda Activa’s 2,50,681 units. The popular commuter motorcycle range from the Hero MotoCorp has registered an impressive 8% year-on-year growth.
The Honda Activa remained the bestselling two-wheeler model in the domestic market for nine long months, between January and October this year. The scooter also broke the 17-year long monopoly in the segment. Now with the Hero Splendor once again back on top of the list, shows how significantly it has improved in recent times.
Hero MotoCorp has introduced the iSmart technology to the Super Splendor and also launched the Splendor iSmart 110 cc, which replaced Splendor iSmart 100 cc. The i3S technology in these models, which helps to save precious fuel; has played a crucial role in boosting the sales of the popular commuter series.
The Hero Splendor has recorded consistent growth in last few months. During the festive season this year, the company has registered an impressive sales figure. Ahead of the festive season, in September alone, the Splendor sold 25,643 units. Currently the Splendor series includes models like Super Splendor, Splendor iSmart, Splendor Pro, Splendor+, Splendor Pro Classic etc.
Also read: 2016 Hero Splendor 110 cc iSmart Review
USP of the Hero Splendor series are the practicality, affordability, reliability and value for money of these models. The commuter segment makes for highest number of sales in Indian two-wheeler market. Hero MotoCorp is the leading brand in that segment with its 100 cc and 110 cc models. The customers looking for commuter motorcycles; always seek low cost maintenance and the Splendor offers just that.