The biggest contributors to this growth are Access 125 scooter and Gixxer twins; company has multiple launches lined up in coming months
Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has just announced its sales numbers for the month of October 2017. Last month, Suzuki sold a total of 50,148 units of two-wheelers in comparison to 41,013 units during the same period last year. With this, the company has registered a growth of 22 percent.
Talking of domestic sales, Suzuki sold a total of 46,020 two-wheelers in October 2017 in the country. During the same period last year, 36,493 Suzuki two-wheelers found a new home in India. However, the exports of the company went down by 8 percent. To be precise, the Japanese manufacturer exported a total of 4,100 units last month as compared to 4,494 two-wheelers in October 2016.
Suzuki Access 125 automatic scooter is the biggest contributing factor in the growth of Suzuki in India. The sales of Gixxer twins has remained consistent. The company might soon introduce the 2018 edition of Swish automatic scooter in India that was recently showcased at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.
Suzuki is eyeing on a million unit sales by the year 2020. To achieve this, the company will be having a different approach this time around. Few days back, Suzuki had announced that it is going to focus on premium bikes and scooters in India and will launch at least two bikes and scooter per year.
And soon after, these words by the manufacturer seems like a promise coming true. Suzuki is going to launch the GSX-S750 streetfighter at the 2018 Auto Expo followed by V-Strom 650 advaneture tourer, the launch of which is scheduled in March 2018.
Currently, the product for which we are excited the most is the Suzuki Intruder 150 that will be launched in India on November 7. The motorcycle presents a unique design language that comes inspired from its elders siblings. The motorcycle will draw its power from the same 155cc engine that runs the company’s Gixxer models.
The upcoming Suzuki Intruder 150 is expected to be priced in India at close to Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom). The bike will lock its horns with the already established Bajaj Avenger 150 Street. The deliveries of this motorcycle are expected to begin in November second week.