The Honda Activa scooter range has surpassed 2 crore units in sales since its launch in India in 2001. The Activa is currently the highest selling two-wheeler in the country.
In its debut year, the Honda Activa crossed sales of over 55,000 units, while it reached 5 lakh unit-sales in 2003. The scooter took 15 years to reach 1 crore unit-sales, while the other 1 crore target was achieved within 3 years.
Speaking on occasion, Mr Minoru Kato, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said -
Over 18 years and 5 generations, Honda 2Wheelers India continuously added value to exceed Customers expectations & making Activa the most preferred choice of Indian 2wheeler buyers. We are delighted that Activa partnered over 2 crore Indian families on the move in realizing their dreams. As India’s Love for Activa grows, we remain committed to take on new challenges and bring joy to our customers.”
The Honda Activa range includes the Activa-I, Honda Activa 5G and the Activa 125. The Activa range of scooters is available in the price bracket of INR 50,173 to INR 64,307 (ex-showroom Delhi), depending on the model and variants. The Activa 5G comes with features like LED headlight, a combined braking system (CBS) and LED daytime running lights among others.
Commenting about the success of the Activa brand, Mr Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, -
Since its launch in 2001 as Honda’s first two-wheeler in India, Activa has successfully re-activated the Indian automatic scooter market and redefined convenient mobility on two wheels for India. We thank all our Customers for their continued trust in Activa over its five generations in 18 years. Activa has continuously evolved ahead of times & we are elated by the confidence reposed across all ages, genders and geographies and are confident Activa will remain Customers preferred choice this festival as well.
The Honda Activa 5G and the Activa-i use a 109.19 cc, single-cylinder HET engine that produces 8 bhp of power and 9 Nm of torque, mated to a V-Matic transmission. On the other hand, the Honda Activa 125 employs a 124.9 cc, single-cylinder HET engine that churns out 8.52 bhp of power and 10.54 Nm of peak torque. The engine pairs to a V-Matic gearbox.