Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. closed the month of August 2018 with sales over 6 lac units for the second time this year.
YTD April – August 2018 sales:
Overall, Honda 2Wheelers India total YTD sales grew 9% from 27,27,113 units last year to 29,67,750 unit sales in April-August’18. Honda’s domestic two-wheeler sales increased by 8% from 25,76,675 units last year to 27,76,229 units in the same period this year. Honda’s two-wheeler exports grew 27% from 1,50,438 units to 1,91,521 units in April-August 2018.
August 2018 sales
Honda 2Wheelers India’s total sales in August 2018 stood at 6,14,444 units.
Sharing on Honda’s performance, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said,
Despite the 2018 festival buying shifting one month ahead this year, our August sales are still comparable to last year festive highs. August was otherwise a challenging month for the industry. The disastrous floods in Kerala during Onam period and sharp fall in West Bengal industry led to the overall subdued growth. Moving ahead, we are geared up to further enrichen Honda’s customer engagement with the brand starting this September.
Highlights of August 2018
Business Expansion: Propelled by the highest ever dispatch sales in August’18, Honda’s cumulative sales since 2001 crossed 1 crore mark in Western region. Honda announced business deal with DriveZy (last mile self-drive rental) for 3000 scooters in Hyderabad and Bengaluru
CSR: Honda group of companies in India contributed Rs. 3 crores towards relief and rehabilitation work in flood stricken Kerala. Additionally, Honda 2Wheelers India announced free service drive and exchange benefits for its customers in the state. Contributing to health welfare and job oriented skill development of local community in Kolar, Honda inaugurated the ‘Honda Centre of Excellence’, installed 1,100 LED lights and laid the foundation stone of multipurpose stadium in Kolar.
Motorsport DNA: To develop international level motorsport in India, Honda made the big bang announcement to bring Moto3 machine NSF250R as competition bike starting 2019 race season.
Road Safety promotion: Honda took forward its commitment of Safety for All with inauguration its 13th Traffic Training Park in Thane (Maharashtra) and laid the foundation stone of its 14th Children traffic park in Trichy (Tamil Nadu).