Honda 2Wheelers India total sales up 3% at 551,601 units in May’18

Chennai, June 1, 2018: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. continued with its solid performance, closing May 2018 with positive numbers of over 5.5 lac units.

Total sales in May 2018: (Domestic + Export) Overall Honda 2Wheelers India sold a total of 5,51,601 units in May 2018 with 3% growth compared to 5,37,035 units in May 2017. Exports grew by a massive 22% to close at 32,529 units in May 2018 from 26,654 units in the same month last year.

Domestic sales in May 2018:

Domestic two-wheeler sales grew by 2% from 5,10,381 units in May 2017 to 5,19,072 units in May 2018. Honda continued to consolidate domestic motorcycle segment sales, with motorcycle sales growing at 8% from 1,76,216 units in May’17 to 1,91,909 units in May’18.

April to May 2018 YTD sales (Domestic + Exports) Registering double digit growth, Honda 2Wheelers India grew by 11% to 12,33,502 units (April- May 2018) from 11,15,812 units (April-May 2017). Total Motorcycle sales grew by 14% to 4,39,897 units in April-May 2018 from 3,86,049 units in the same period last year. Automatic scooter sales clocked 7,93,605 units between April-May 2018 with 9% growth, up from 7,29,763 units in April-May 2017. Exports in FY 2018-19 jumped by 46% to 78,606 units (April-May 2018) from 53,699 units (April-May 2017)

Speaking on Honda’s performance in the FY 2018-19 and the months ahead, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Honda continues its upward sales momentum in the fiscal 2018- 19. In a period of just 2 months (April-May’18), more than 1 lac additional customers have joined the Honda family as compared to the same period last year.”

Highlights of May 2018:

 Product: Honda launched the 2018 edition of youthful moto-scooter DIO at Rs 51,292
(Ex-showroom, Delhi). The scooter is available in two variants and gets premium LED
headlamp, LED position lamp, signature gold rims and new digital meter with 3 Step Eco
Speed Indicator.

 Exports: Honda’s premium 125cc scooter GRAZIA was launched in Nepal and Sri Lanka.
The new 160cc sporty motorcycle X-Blade was also confirmed for the two markets.

 New Zonal Office Announcement: Honda inaugurated two new zonal offices in
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) and Rajkot (Gujarat), aiming to serve its valued customers
in the regions with more speed, while enhancing customer engagement & experience for
the brand.

 Road Safety: As a responsible corporate Honda is fully committed to spreading road
safety education. Honda started national road safety summer camps in 8 cities which will
educate over 4,500 children.

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