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Honda to deal with electrical two-wheelers, launch a brand new commuter | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Japanese big’s roadmap for India for the approaching years features a deal with flex-fuel and electrical two-wheelers together with the introduction of a brand new commuter bike.

Honda Bike & Scooter India not too long ago revealed its roadmap for the longer term, which, unsurprisingly, is a deal with electrical two-wheelers. The corporate will introduce a number of EV fashions within the coming years, nevertheless, it’s not but clear whether or not these will likely be abroad merchandise just like the PCX, or autos which are developed with a deal with our market. Honda says it should “leverage assist from its different Indian subsidiaries”.

Along with the deal with EVs, the model has additionally expressed an curiosity in flex-fuel expertise. This might contain the introduction of merchandise just like the CG 160 Titan – a mannequin already on sale in Brazil – that runs on each petrol and ethanol. Honda says this was the world’s first ethanol fuel-based bike.

One other huge revelation is the corporate’s plan to introduce a “low-end commuter bike” within the “entry-level two-wheeler section”. Studying between the strains, it appears that evidently Honda may very well be gearing as much as tackle its largest rival, Hero MotoCorp, with the introduction of a 100cc commuter to rival the evergreen Splendor. This proposed mannequin would sit beneath the CD110, which, beginning at Rs 66,003, is the model’s most inexpensive providing in the meanwhile. For comparability, Hero’s entry-level HF100 commuter is priced at Rs 51,450 (all costs ex-showroom, Delhi).

Lastly, Honda will proceed strengthening India’s place as a worldwide export hub, and this effort will likely be centred across the firm’s largest manufacturing facility in Manesar, Haryana.

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