SIAM’s consolidated sales data for May 2017 reports that three scooter brands - Honda Activa, TVS Jupiter and Honda Dio – have made it to the top 10 two-wheelers list, thus making it a very rare month in that context.
Typically, Honda Activa and TVS Jupiter feature in the said list each month. The entry of yet another popular scooter brand in the top 10 chart once again points at the rising sales of the automatic scooters as the preferred mode of commuting.
Continuing to be the top selling two-wheeler in India, the Honda Activa brand reported sales of 282,478 units in May 2017, outselling its arch-rival, Hero Splendor, by 46,646 units.
In May last year, Honda’s most popular scooter brand had beaten the Hero Splendor umbrella by 30,307 units. Notably, the gap has only widened over the past one year.
Hero Splendor has reported sales of 235,832 units in May 2017, thus making it the second largest selling two-wheeler brand.
However, Hero MotoCorp remains unbeatable in the commuter motorcycle segment as Splendor continues to be the largest selling motorcycle family in India.
At number three is yet another 100cc mass commuter motorcycle from Hero’s stable – the HF Deluxe. The model sold 140,769 units in May 2017 as against sales of 112,273 units sold in May last year.
Hero MotoCorp’s Passion brand stands at the fourth spot with sales of 89,399 units, down by 8.67 percent YoY.
Honda’s CB Shine, which is also the bestselling motorcycle in the 125cc executive commuter segment, stands as the fifth top selling model with sales of 86,600 units in May 2017. The Honda CB Shine had ranked seventh in May last year with sales of 70,858 units.
TVS Motor’s moped, the XL100, ranks sixth in May 2017 with sales of 70,253 units. The iconic two-wheeler model, which is among the very few two-wheelers in India that have a customer base of more than one crore families, continues to fetch solid volumes month-on-month for the company.
Hero Glamour, arch-rival to the 125cc Honda CB Shine, is seventh bestselling two-wheeler model in India. It sold 67,515 units in May 2017.
Moving upwards in the list, the TVS Jupiter is now eighth bestselling two-wheeler model in India with sales of 57,068 units in May 2017. The top selling scooter from TVS Motor’s stable is a solid performer and has grown by 30.09 percent YoY in terms of sales.
Bajaj Auto’s Pulsar remains the ninth top selling two-wheeler brand in May 2017. It sold 50,009 units, up by 7.99 percent YoY.
Honda’s Dio is the latest entrant in the top 10 two-wheelers list. The model bags the last spot with sales of 41,303 units in May 2017.
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