The Indian two-wheeler market has a special place for the Honda Activa scooter. It’s the largest-selling Honda product and paved the way for the company’s success after its break-up with long-standing partner Hero. The magnanimous blockbuster of a scooter model grew as demand for the easy-to-use segment developed along in the last few years. It stands at a superlative point where its nearest rival could only manage to achieve one-fourth of its total monthly sales.
The month of March 2016 saw Honda selling 2,19,926 units of Activa in the country. Whilst the TVS Jupiter cannot match its sale numbers, it did just enough to hold on to its second position in the market. At a total of 51,597 deliveries made, the TVS Jupiter finished ahead of the Hero duo, the Maestro and the Duet by a significant margin.
Coming in at third place, the Hero Maestro was retailed for a total of 40,388 units and moreover it maintained nearly 6,000-unit gap to the Hero Duet which ended up with 34,593 examples sold in the whole of March. Yamaha’s Fascino has been an instant hit ever since it was launched and it completed the first half of the table by recording 18,597 units. That is more than half number of units in arrears to that of the Duet in fourth.
The biggest climber in the month of March compared to the previous month is the Honda Dio which moved up two places from eighth to register a notable jump. In the process of doing so, it dispossessed the Hero Pleasure and Suzuki Access by a place each. Honda sold 13,664 units of the Dio to help it finish sixth in the best-selling scooters list.
|1. Honda Activa||2,19,926|
|2. TVS Jupiter||51,597|
|3. Hero Maestro||40,388|
|4. Hero Duet||34,593|
|5. Yamaha Fascino||18,597|
|6. Honda Dio||13,664|
|7. Hero Pleasure||11,829|
|8. Suzuki Access||11,387|
|9. Honda Aviator||9,484|
|10. TVS Scooty Pep||7,859|
The Hero Pleasure and Suzuki Access have always been neck-and-neck all throughout but only to see Dio breezing past both of them this time around. At seventh, 11,829 examples of the Hero Pleasure were retailed and separated by a whisker, the Suzuki Access managed 11,387 in eighth position. At the tail end of the table, the Honda Aviator finished with 9,484 units of sale whilst TVS Scooty Pep reentered in style by deposing Yamaha Ray from the previous month to round out the top ten in last place with 7,859 units.