Honda's new concept for Indian youth has not clicked.
The Honda Navi, an Indian innovation from design to production stage, launched at the Auto Expo last February for a price of under INR 39,500. The company sold nearly 50,000 units in the first year, double the target set at the launch, but sales have dropped considerably in recent months. As per a report in Car and Bike, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd sold just 284 units of the Honda Navi in April 2017.
The Honda Navi uses many components including the powertrain from the Honda Activa. The 109.19 cc HET (Honda Eco Technology) engine is coupled to a V-matic continuously variable transmission. It develops 8 PS of power at 7,000 rpm and 8.96 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm.
The report adds that Honda sold 2,052 units of the Honda Navi in January 2017 but the figures fell to 1,180 units in February 2017. March 2017 saw the numbers reduce to 503 units. Interestingly, several Honda dealers were offering the Honda Navi free along with the purchase of a Honda CBR250R during the BSIII clearance activity on March 30-31 2017.
The Honda Navi is available in a variety of colour options. The crossover is also available with Adventure and Chrome customisation options, and the company is further working on new variants and changes.
The Honda Navi is currently priced at INR 41,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
[Source: Car and Bike]