The Honda Cross Cub is expected to make its India arrival during early 2018
We reported exclusively a few days back that Honda two-wheelers India is currently testing the Grom mini bike along with Scoopy automatic scooter on Indian roads. Now, we have received another piece of information revealing the company trademarking the Cross Cub for the Indian two-wheeler market recently.
The Honda Cross Cub is an affordable utility two-wheeler and will target the rural markets if/when launched. The launch of the Cross Cub also makes sense for the manufacturer as there is no such low cost vehicle available on sale in the country except the ever favourite TVS XL 100.
Internationally, the Honda Cub Cross comes powered by a 110 cc, single cylinder, air-cooled engine mated to an automatic transmission setup. The fuel injected mill cranks out a maximum power of 8.2 bhp along with a peak torque of 8.5 Nm. However, the company will employ the familiar 110 cc motor of its automatic scooter range in the Cross Cub to keep the cost down and serve the purpose better.
The Cross Cub has been assisted with drum brakes at both ends. The suspension system comprises of conventional forks up front along with twin shock absorbers for the rear. The Honda Cross Cub is expected to be launched in India at a price under Rs 38,000 (ex-showroom). Consider it as more of the legendary Bajaj M80 in terms of looks and purposes.
The company clocked an impressive sale of 6.22 lakh units last month in India. With a sales growth of 26 percent, the brand has achieved this feat for the first time. The top management of the company has also seen some major revisions in the recent weeks and only time will tell how the enrolling of new honchos has worked for the brand.
However, with the spy shots of two products viz Grom and Scoopy along with the Cross Cub trademark bit, it is clear that the Japanese manufacturer is highly interested in the ever expanding Indian two-wheeler market and is devising plans to overtake market leader Hero MotoCorp by 2020.
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