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Honda Activa overtakes motorcycle, becomes No1 two wheeler in India

Honda Activa 3GHonda’s flagship automatic scooter, Activa 3G continues to dominate the two wheeler market for seven consecutive month in a row, contributing as much as 38 per cent of incremental sales of 1,62,703 units in the industry in July.

With this, the Activa now emerged as the first automatic scooter to overtake motorcycle sales in 17 years.

Honda said its  Activa scooter broke the 17 year monopoly of motorcycle to become No. 1 selling two wheeler of India in 2016 (Jan-July 2016)                                                                                                                                    In one year, Honda Activa sales jumped by 2.27 lakh units as compared to 19,910 units cumulative increase of nearest competitor in Jan-July’16.

The gap in the leadership stood at all time high of 58,413 units in July this year, which is indicative of higher preference for Activa.

In July 2016, Honda Activa sales touched all time high since the start of sales in 2001 to stand at 256,173 units in the domestic market.

About Anitha

Backed by over 10 years experience with India’s top media house “The New Indian Express”, Anitha is interested in writing all aspects of automobile industry. Her qualification MSc (Industrial-Psychology) helps her to deeply analyse the auto manufacturing industry.

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