Honda 2Wheelers is now No. 1 brand in 11 states & 2 UTs


Honda drives scooterization of India, fastest growth in automatic scooter industry is now coming from motorcycle dominated states

  • These 11 States and 2 UTs combined account of one-third of all two-wheelers sold in India!
  • Growing 50% faster than industry, Honda increases market share in 19 states and 2 UTs
  • With 58% market share in automatic scooters, Honda is driving the scooterization in India
  • Automatic scooters are now growing faster than motorcycles in 22 States and 1 UT
  • Fastest growth in automatic scooter industry is coming from motorcycle dominated states

Creating a new milestone Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) is now No. 1 selling 2Wheeler brand across 11 States and 2 Union Territory across India as per latest sales figures provided by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) for first quarter of FY’2016-17. These markets together contribute an overwhelming 33% to all India industry.

Speaking on the evolution of Indian industry, Mr. Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, said, “In the first quarter of FY’2016-17, Honda grew 50% faster than the industry at 22%. Honda 2Wheeler is now the ‘Most preferred 2-wheeler brand’ in 11 States and 2 Union Territories. Introduction of Activa 15 years ago brought the revolution of scooterization to India. Today, Activa is the No. 1 selling two-wheeler in India. What is most significant that customers in traditionally motorcycle driven states of India are now opting for scooters like never before.”

Speaking on the growing penetration of Honda 2Wheelers in India, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, said, “Honda’s success story is a result of launch of quality products across segments, aggressive network and capacity expansion along with innovative high scale 360 degree marketing thrust to connect with customers in India. With this, Honda is for the first time ever ensuring ready availability of all its models including Activa throughout the festive season right up to its last mile rural network. Overall, led by festive buying, Honda aims to achieve its highest ever festival months sale.”

Honda 2Wheelers = No. 1 in 11 states and 2 UTs of India which contribute 33% to industry

Increasing preference for Honda 2Wheelers made Honda Wings – the ‘No. 1 selling two-wheeler brand’ in 11 States (Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Kerala, Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh) and 2 Union Territories (Chandigarh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands).

Compared to its all-India market share of 27%, Honda’s total market share is over 50% in Chandigarh, Goa, Manipur; over 40% in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands; over 30% in Punjab, Karnataka, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Nagaland.

Growing faster than industry, Honda increases market share in 19 States and 2 UTs

Honda is growing faster than two-wheeler industry in 19 states and 2 union territories of India.

Key states of market share gains for Honda include:

5% market share gain in Chandigarh;

4% market share gain in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan;

3% market share gain in Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Assam;

2% market share gain in Gujarat, Punjab, Jharkhand, Odisha;

1% market share gain in West Bengal, Goa.

Scooterization – the next evolution of Industry

The biggest trend emerging is the increased scooterization of two-wheeler industry. Driving the increasing acceptability of scooters in India is Honda 2Wheelers – the clear leader with 58% market share in automatic scooter segment.

Honda’s market share in automatic scooter is as high as 89% in Chandigarh, over 70% in Andhra Pradesh, over 60% in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat.

Scooter segment fastest growing in 21 states and 1 UT

As per latest Q1, 2016 state wise data released by SIAM, automatic scooter segment is growing faster than the two-wheeler industry in 21 states and 1 UT.

This includes Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, J&K, Telengana, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Andaman & Nicobar.

Higher GDP states are first adopters of automatic scooters…

Interestingly, scooter contribution to overall industry is higher in higher GDP states where better road infrastructure coupled with more females joining the work-force are driving demand for convenient, unisex mobility that automatic scooter provide.

Automatic scooter segment contribution to total state industry is as follows:

Over 50%   -> Kerala (63%), Goa (74%), Chandigarh (52%), Nagaland (52%), Andaman (50%),

           Himachal Pradesh (50%),

40% – 50% -> Delhi, J&K, Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Arunachal

30% – 40% -> Haryana, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu

20% – 30% -> Odisha, W Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan

10% – 20% -> Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand

…But fastest growth in scooterization is coming from motorcycle dominated states

While early adopter states are seeing high contribution of scooters to total two-wheeler sales, it is the historically motorcycle dominated states which are registering the fastest growth in scooter sales.

Automatic scooter segment contribution to total industry has risen drastically as follows:

Over 5%: Tripura, Haryana, Rajasthan

4% – 5%: Punjab, UP, Chattisgarh, Maharashtra

3% – 4%: Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh

2% – 3%: Assam, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka

1%        : Delhi, Telengana

Festive plans of Honda

The positivity in the economy led by 7th Central Pay Commission, One Rank One Pension (OROP) disbursements and favourable monsoon has translated to a robust return of demand for two-wheelers in this festive period.

And to make this festive time more joyful, Honda 2Wheelers India has announced various benefits to its valued customers till October 31, 2016. These include:

  • 2,000 direct cash benefit to Central Government employees and PSU employees.
  • Limited period exchange bonus of Rs. 1,500 available only at Honda’s 115 pre-owned Best Deal outlets across India.
  • Lowest in industry interest rates arrived with preferred finance partners, resulting in most affordable finance available only to Honda 2Wheeler customers.
  • Adequate stock of all Honda models for first time in this festive season right up to last mile rural network so that customers can readily buy their Honda 2Wheeler anytime in this festive season.