- Honda’s domestic sales reach 2,40,100
- Exports were the highest in the last three years
- Sales were zero in April 2020
After recording zero sales in April last year due to the strict nationwide lockdown, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India sold 2,83,045 units (domestic and exports combined) in the same month this year. While domestic dispatches stood at 2,40,100 units, exports were the highest in the last three years at 42,945 units.
Honda recently established a new vertical for its export business that aided in catapulting its exports from 2,630 units last year to the aforementioned figure this year. Notably, Honda has recently started exporting BS6-compliant SP 125 to Europe and the Hness CB350 and CB350RS to Japan. As for the existing disruption in sales due to the strict lockdown in select regions of India, Honda is tackling the situation by limiting the supply of stocks to dealers to avoid the accumulation of inventory.
In the wake of the second wave of the COVID-19 virus, Honda recently announced that it has halted production across all four of its manufacturing facilities in India. But on a positive note, it also expanded the reach of its premium BigWing dealership to six new cities in April 2021.