Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) announced that its production has crossed 35 million units. What has made this achievement even more special for the Japanese two-wheeler giant is the fact that it managed to reach the 35 million production mark in 17 years, which is the fastest of any two-wheeler manufacturer in India. It wasn’t too surprising that the 35 millionth vehicle to be built by Honda was the Activa 4G at its second plant in Tapukara, Rajasthan.
Speaking about the milestone, Minoru Kato – president and CEO, HMSI said, “Thanks to great support from customers in both India and 68 countries across the world, Honda 2Wheelers India is celebrating our 35 millionth two-wheeler landmark today. Taking forward this love and trust, we at Honda are committed to provide quality products and experiences that make customers’ lives more enjoyable.”
Honda commenced its two-wheeler operations in 2001 and took 11 years to reach the 10 million mark, which was also the year that it ended its joint venture with Hero. Honda’s tremendous growth in India can be gauged from the fact that it has added 25 million new customers in the past five and half years. Fuelling this growth is the Honda Activa, which is the undisputed king in the scooter segment and also wears the crown of the highest selling two-wheeler in the world’s largest two-wheeler market (India). Honda recently unveiled the new Activa 5G at the 2018 Auto Expo, which will soon go on sale. The brand also added that one Honda two-wheeler is sold every five seconds in India!
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