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Honda to launch 7 more scooter models

Two-wheeler major Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has lined up the launch of seven new models of scooters in this calendar year, said its president & CEO Keita Muramatsu here on Wednesday, after unveiling two new 2015 editions of its scooter brands Aviator and Activa i.

The new variants will be available for sale by end of this month across all Honda dealerships.

Standard version of Aviator will be priced at Rs.50,863 (ex-showroom, New Delhi), while deluxe version will carry a price of Rs.56,209.

Standard and deluxe versions of new Activa i will be priced at Rs.46,213 and 46,703 (ex-showroom New Delhi) respectively.

“With the company’s increased focus on safety, constantly leveraging advanced technology and by launching different models on the same platform, the company was confident of achieving the No. 1 position in the two-wheelers market, said Mr. Muramatsu.

HMSI is currently at No. 2 after Hero MotoCorp and is the second largest contributor to Honda’s global sales. Presently, Indonesia contributes the maximum to Honda.

“We will ramp up annual production capacity from the current 4.6 million to 5.8 million units with the commissioning of our plant at Vithalapur in Gujarat, set up at an investment of Rs.1,150 crore,” he said during the new variants launch and introducing actress Taapsee Pannu as company’s brand ambassador.

“In 14 years, the automatic transmission scooter contribution to the company’s performance had grown three-fold,” said Mr.Guleria. HMSI has registered a growth of three per cent in scooter sales during the first three months of this fiscal when compared with the year-ago period.

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