Honda two-wheeler domestic sales fell nearly 38% year-on-year
As seen in the case of all other Indian two-wheeler manufacturers, Honda’s domestic sales have declined significantly although the last month ended on a more positive note in terms of exports.
Domestic sales fell 37.92% year-on-year to 2,56,174 units, from 4,12,642 units sold in November 2020. Each model in the company’s lineup recorded year-over-year decline. In contrast, exports rose 17.73%, from 20,565 units shipped in November 2020 to 24,211 units last month.
Honda sales cut off in November 2021
As seen every month, Honda Activa was the bestseller in the company’s lineup again in November 2021. Sales fell 45.05% to 1,24,082 units, compared to 2,25,822 units sold in November. 2020. Honda Activa controls 48.44%. to share. The new Honda Activa 125 Premium Edition has just been launched in India. It is offered at a starting price of Rs 78,725 and rivals Suzuki Access 125, Hero Destini 125, etc. in its segment.
At No. 2 was the CB Shine with an 11.43% year-over-year sales decline. Sales of 94,413 units in November 2020 fell to 83,622 units last month. The CB Shine was also the second best-selling motorcycle in the country after the Hero Splendor. Honda Unicorn 160, in the commuter bike segment, was the third best-selling model in the company’s lineup. Sales fell 28.6% year-on-year to 15,555 units, from 21,796 units sold in November 2020.
At the bottom of the list is the Honda Dio scooter with 8,522 units sold last month. Dio registered a maximum decrease of 75.5%, compared to 34,812 units sold in November 2020. Honda Dio had also fallen to 8th place on the list of best-selling scooters in November 2021, with models such as the TVS Jupiter, Suzuki Access. and Ntorq with Yamaha RayZR and Suzuki Burgman commanding higher positions.
Honda Dream (7,956 units), Livo (7,416 units) and Grazia (5,448 units) all recorded year-over-year decline with Hness CB 350 and Hornet 2.0. Sales of the CBR650 fell to 2 units last month while the CB500 and Hornet 2.0 recorded sales of 1 unit each.
Honda’s exports cut off in November 2021
Ending the month with positive growth, HMSI placed its Navi scooter at the top of the export rankings last month. Sales reached 7,748 units last month, up 65.41% from the 4,684 units sold in November 2020. Honda Navi is a crossover, combining the advantages of a scooter while displaying the characteristics of a motorbike. More recently, Honda has started delivering Navi to the US market through Honda Mexico, thereby strengthening its portfolio in export markets. The company has shipped over 5,000 CKD Navi bicycle kits to Mexico so far.
The Honda Dio scooter also performed better in the export markets with growth of 104.40% year-on-year. Sales stood at 4,595 units last month, compared to 2,248 units sold in November 2020. In third place was CB Shine with exports increasing 18.16% year-on-year to 2,960 units, compared with 2,505 units. sold last year. However, shipments of Honda X-Blade and Dream fell 25.61% and 17.63% year-on-year to 2,080 and 1,308 units respectively.
HMSI noted exceptional demand for the CB350 which increased 1282.61 percent year-on-year to 1,272 units, from 92 units. The Grazia scooter also saw increased demand in global markets with a 93.75% year-over-year increase to 1,240 units, from 640 units.
Exports of Honda Unicorn 160 and Livo fell 11.54% and 66.67% year-on-year respectively, while sales of Hornet 160R edged up 4.02% to 724 units last month. Exports of Hornet 2.0 and Unicorn 150 were 40 units each while 0 units of Activa, Aviator and CB Twister were seen last month.