Hero MotoCorp achieves landmark 7 million unit sales in FY17-18

Praveen M

Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.

For the first time in the Indian two-wheeler industry, Hero MotoCorp has created a record with 7,587,130 unit two-wheeler sales from April 2017 to March 2018.

Hero Xtreme 200R front angle
Hero MotoCorp unveiled the Xtreme 200R in January, this year.

This translates to a growth of 13.84 percent over the previous fiscal. In March 2018, the brand clocked its highest ever monthly sale of 730,473. This amounts to a 20% growth over the same month last year. In the same month, the brand inaugurated its 8th manufacturing plant in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.

Also Read: Production Hero XF3R in the works – Report

With this additional facility, the company will have a cumulative capacity of 11 million units annually. The company currently has an installed capacity of 9.2 million units per annum. In the third quarter of the FY-17-18, the brand unveiled the Hero Passion Pro, Passion XPro and the Super Splendor in the third quarter of the fiscal. For the financial year 2018-19, the company plans to launch four new products – Xtreme 200R and XPulse in the premium motorcycle segment; and Duet 125 and Maestro Edge 125 in the scooter segment.

Hero XPulse 200 front right quarter
Hero says the XPulse 200 will enter the market ahead of the festive season, this year.

The Xtreme 200R and the XPulse are expected to enhance Hero MotoCorp's position in the premium motorcycle segment. The XPulse will be an ideal cost-effective alternative to the Royal Enfield Himalayan which is currently the least expensive off-road friendly motorcycle available in India.

Hero Xtreme 200R - Image Gallery

Hero Splendor News & Updates

Hero MotoCorp sets new global sales record; crosses 7.5 lakh sales in single month

Hero MotoCorp sets new global sales record; crosses 7.5 lakh sales in single month

Hero MotoCorp product range to get a marginal price hike

Hero MotoCorp product range to get a marginal price hike

The story behind India's first two-cylinder Hero Splendor Classic

The story behind India's first two-cylinder Hero Splendor Classic

Farmers use a Hero Splendor to till soil & harvest groundnuts [Video]

Farmers use a Hero Splendor to till soil & harvest groundnuts [Video]

Top 10 Best-selling bikes in India in 2018 - Bajaj Pulsar to Royal Enfield Classic

Top 10 Best-selling bikes in India in 2018 - Bajaj Pulsar to Royal Enfield Classic

Top 10 bikes with best mileage in India

Top 10 bikes with best mileage in India

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit