Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India global sales jump by 32 per cent in the past six months alone

Mumbai, PTI | Updated : 03 December 2017, 11:40 PM
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Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has not only been strengthening its dominance in the domestic market but has also been steadily increasing its contribution to the Japanese parent's overall volumes, which as of September-end jumped to 32 per cent.

Honda India overtook Honda Indonesia to become the largest volume contributor to Honda Motor Corporation in June 2016. And since then, it has not looked back.

In May 2015, its Activa scooter became the largest selling two-wheeler in the country, overtaking the nearly two-decades of dominance of the Splendor from the Hero MotorCorp stable, its estranged partner.

"Between FY14 and the second quarter of FY18, our contribution to Honda Corporation's overall volume rose by a whopping 11 percentage points from 21 to 32," HMSI's senior vice president (sales & marketing), YS Guleria, told PTI.

In fact, this has been on a steady climb in FY15 it rose to 24 per cent from the previous year and further to 25 per cent in FY16 and continued its upward move to touch 27 per cent in FY17.

Just in the past six months alone, its contribution to the global volume has jumped by 500 bps to 32 per cent, according to the data shared by the company.

Commenting on the achievement, Guleria, said, "India is a very important market for Honda Corporation. We are not only driving the domestic industry momentum but also leading Honda's global two-wheeler business that is present in over 120 markets.

"India is the number 1 market for Honda's two wheeler business worldwide. This year, in the first half, our contribution to global Honda sales has reached 32," he added.

Homegrown Bajaj Auto for long has been the market leader in exports.

First Published: Sunday, December 03, 2017 11:24 PM
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