Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd has launched the Honda Cliq in Tamil Nadu at a starting price of INR 44,524, ex-showroom, Chennai.
Commenting on the role of the South region in driving the growth of the brand, Mr Minoru Kato – President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said:
The 5 southern states alone contribute an overwhelming 28% to all India two-wheeler industry and Honda is a No.1 two-wheeler brand here with 35% market share. Growing almost 6 times that of south two wheeler Industry at 23% against 4% growth of, Honda continues to expand its leadership here. Within South, Tamil Nadu is the biggest two wheeler market by volumes. It is also India’s largest scooter market. Giving further boost to scooterization in the state, today we are launching CLIQ - our next revolutionary product in the 100-110cc two-wheeler segment.
The Honda Cliq employs a 109.19 cc single cylinder engine. It belts out a maximum power of 8 bhp at 7000 rpm. Peak torque of 8.94 Nm comes in at 5500 rpm. A CVT gearbox pairs with the engine.
The scooter rides on special block pattern tyres, which Honda claims offers extra grip and better control over patchy roads under all weather conditions; and are more durable as well. For braking, the scooter uses 130 mm drum on both ends, with Combined Braking System (CBS). The scooter gets a mobile charging socket as well. Optional accessories include front screen, floor cover, centre box, cap cover, rear carrier and rear grip.
The Cliq comes in four colours: Patriotic Red with White, Black, Moroccan Blue with White, and Orcus Grey, and is available for sale in Standard & Graphic variants across Tamil Nadu.