Honda launched the Cliq in India at an introductory price of Rs 42,990. It is Honda's most affordable automatic scooter targeted towards the rural and semi-urban market.
Honda launched the Cliq in India and is Honda's most affordable automatic scooter targeted towards the rural and semi-urban market.Read more
The Navi-based Cliq borrows mechanicals and styling bits from the Activa 4G as well. The scooter gets faux carbon-fibre finish on the plastic panels, but in different colours. It gets a handlebar like a motorcycle despite being an automatic scooter. The headlight and the indicators have been positioned in the front apron like the Honda Dio. The analogue instrumentation includes a speedometer, odometer, a fuel gauge and other indicators. The surrounding area of this instrumentation console also gets the same pseudo carbon fibre finish. Like some of the side body panels, the Cliq's exhaust unit also bears similarity with the one seen on the Honda Navi.
Keeping in mind the utilitarian features, Honda has equipped the Cliq with an optional luggage rack. The wide footboard can accommodate some luggage, but the lack of hooks is a disappointment. Otherwise, storage space has been generously provided despite the compact dimensions. The 14-litre under-seat storage easily houses a half-faced helmet. It also gets a USB charging point. Then, another highlight is the scooter’s Ceat's block pattern tyres, offered as standard to take on the rough roads easily.
The Honda Cliq comes powered by the same 109.19cc air-cooled engine, which does duty in the Honda Activa as well as the Honda Navi. This mill is capable of producing 8bhp of maximum power at 7,000rpm and 8.94Nm of peak torque at 5,500rpm. This powerplant comes coupled to a CVT gearbox. With a kerb weight of 102kg, the Honda Cliq weighs same as the Navi and is 6kg lighter than the Honda Activa 4G.
The Cliq scooter has been indigenously developed by Honda India’s R&D team for non-metros. This is where Hero motorcycles and TVS mopeds are the preferred commuters and where the Activa has had a limited penetration. The Honda Cliq is being produced at HMSI’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan and is at present on sale in Rajasthan only. The manufacturer will launched it in other states in a phased manner and pan-India deliveries will begin by the festive season. The Honda Cliq is priced at Rs 43,781 (ex-showroom, Delhi)