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Scooter gross sales develop 41 p.c in April-September interval | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Okinawa Reward Professional and the Ather 450X are the one EVs among the many high 15 scooters offered in India.

The scooter section in India’s ginormous two-wheeler market witnessed a considerable progress in gross sales throughout the April-September 2022 interval. In response to the info launched by the SIAM, a complete of 27,64,127 models, up 41 p.c 12 months on 12 months (YoY), have been offered, marking a revival of types.

Honda Activa guidelines the roost

The phrase Activa has develop into synonymous with scooters and Honda’s bestselling mannequin continues its reign on the high. The Activa dominated FY2023, promoting 11,77,626 models and recording a 41 p.c YoY progress (first half of FY2022: 8,33,925 models). Honda Bike & Scooter India (HMSI) at present has a 48.56 p.c market share, which in flip means the Activa by itself has a 43 p.c share of India’s scooter market!

The TVS Jupiter, which has practically doubled its volumes YoY, registered gross sales of three,97,984 models within the first half of FY2023, posting a powerful 95 p.c progress, which provides it 14 p.c share of the market. TVS offered a complete of 6,57,703 scooters within the first-half of this fiscal, giving it 24 p.c market share.

On the third place is the Suzuki Entry with 2,31,438 models and an Eight p.c market share. The Suzuki Entry 125 sits comfortably atop the 125cc household scooter section however has seen demand slowing down, significantly with the Jupiter 125 consuming into its market. Its numbers are down 2 p.c YoY and it’s considered one of 4 scooters, together with the Hero Pleasure, Yamaha Ray and Yamaha Fascino, to see a gross sales decline. 

 The Honda Dio with 158,917 models is forward of the TVS NTorq’s 157,526 models by 1,391 models solely. And, curiously, each have logged precisely the identical YoY enhance – 32% – which implies the approaching months ought to see the battle between the 2 intensifying.

Apparently, the highest 5 merchandise – Honda Activa, TVS Jupiter, Suzuki Entry, Honda Dio and the TVS NTorq – are those with six-figure cumulative gross sales and collectively represent 77 p.c of general scooter trade gross sales.

The Hero Pleasure, with 91,419 models, is down Four p.c on year-ago cumulative gross sales of 95,004 models. Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless forward of the No. 7 participant by a good margin.

The maxi-styled 125cc Suzuki Burgman is using the wave of demand for 125cc scooters, which will be seen within the 35 p.c progress it notched with sale of 65,534 models. That’s simply what the subsequent participant, Hero Destini 125 has achieved too – 61,692 models offered, translating to a 41 p.c YoY enhance.

Suzuki is doing properly with the 125cc Avenis – the third scooter to be rolled out on the Suzuki 125cc platform – which sits within the High 15 checklist. Its most putting facet and the most important approach by which it differs from the Entry is the design. With an edgy look stuffed with cuts and creases, the Avenis cuts a moderately sporty determine and is unquestionably putting to take a look at, the apparent TVS Ntorq comparisons however. The scooter has been on sale for lower than a 12 months. The Avenis has offered 55,040 models over the previous six months, which makes for a month-to-month common of 9,173 models; it’s approach beneath the 125cc market chief Ntorq, which has a month-to-month common of 26,254 models.

Each Yamaha scooters – Ray and Fascino – are feeling the warmth of the rising competitors. Whereas the Ray offered 49,024 models, down 2 p.c, the Fascino, with 46,266 models, is down Eight p.c on year-ago 50,307 models and is in 13th place. TVS Zest takes No. 14 place with 30,877 models and has clocked 62 p.c YoY progress.

Two EVs make it to the checklist

The speed at which Indians are adopting electrical scooters has been rising fairly quickly, and it’s no shock that we’ve not one however two electrical scooters among the many high 15 scooters in India. The Okinawa Reward Professional and the Ather 450X occupy the 11th and 15th positions on the rankings desk however serve to indicate the gradual and rising shift of scooter patrons to electrical autos. The Okinawa Reward Professional, the primary electrical scooter in India’s High 15 scooters checklist, checks in at No. 11 with 47,684 models. Wrapping up the High 15 bestsellers’ desk is the Ather 450X with 28,653 models. Mirroring the identical pattern as the general e-scooter market, which has notched retails of over 2,75,000 models within the first half of FY2023 (up 404 p.c), the Ather 450X has offered a complete of 28,653 models, averaging 4,775 models a month.

Whereas this evaluation of the scooter trade within the Indian market is restricted solely to 9 SIAM member firms, which now embody EV makers like Okinawa and Ather, it’s to be famous that Ola Electrical has registered robust retail numbers within the April-September 2022 interval. Ola Electrical, which isn’t a SIAM-member firm, retailed a complete of 44,801 S1 Professional scooters within the first half of FY2023.

 

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