In the time when almost all the automakers are registering regrowth in the terms of sales due to the Coronavirus lockdown, Honda has some good news. Honda two-wheeler registered a growth of 5% YOY for the month of March.
Last year in the month of March, Honda sold 2,49,136 units while this year the company was able to sell 2,61,669 units in March.
Director-Sales and Marketing, HMSI Pvt. Ltd., Yadvinder Singh Guleria said, “Despite all efforts, 2019-20 has been a challenging year in more ways than one. COVID-19 impact derailed industry’s plans and has severely impacted the automobile ecosystem – right from supply chain to dealers. As a responsible manufacturer, Honda is committed to taking care of all its stakeholders and society at large in these uncertain times.”
HMSI was the first automaker to ensure the BS6 compliance of its fleet. The company introduced Activa 125Fi six months ahead of the BS6 deadline. The early shift has made it possible for Honda to sell over 5.5lakh units of BS6 two-wheeler, the first one to do so.
Thanking the Indian customers for their upfront approach towards BS6 transition, Mr Guleria stated, “The launch of six BSVI compliant models offering many segment-first features has provided Honda with great momentum to leap ahead in the BSVI era. With customers appreciating our BSVI product line and additional benefits like 6-year warranty package (3 years standard + 3 years optional extended warranty), all our models have garnered tremendous response, helping Honda to become the first manufacturer crossing 5.5 lac BSVI mark.”
Honda Against COVID19
Honda is also supporting the government in the fight against COVID19. Chairman of Honda India Foundation, Mr Minoru Kato stated, “COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented situation and calls for mass-collaboration at all levels of society. Corporates and individuals need to come forward and contribute towards India’s fight against the coronavirus. Besides the monetary aid, we are immediately offering 2,000 units of Honda engine powered Backpack sprayers which would be a direct contribution to help in the government’s fumigation drive at public places at this critical phase. We stand one with the Indian government in its spirited battle against the COVID-19 outbreak.”