The September 2015 scooter sales have seen a shuffle up in positions with the Honda Activa retaining the top spot while Yamaha is gaining ground with the Fascino.
As seamless as they blend in traffic, scooters have been extremely discreet when it comes to climbing the sales chart and cumulatively sold 4,61,759 units in September 2015. Sales for the automatic two-wheelers are set to grow in the following years as more mainstream manufacturers are making the transition towards offering better and more powerful derivatives. Keeping things optimistic, the previous month was a bag of hits and misses with several products changing their positions on the list.
Starting with the king, the Honda Activa’s dream run is far from its end and the scooter conveniently clocked 2,29,382 units last month, witnessing a 5 percent incline in sales over August 2015. Honda’s other offerings received an equally positive response with the Dio clocking 25,125 units while the Aviator maintained a consistent 9909 units. Second on the list is the TVS Jupiter that clocked a distant 48,866 units but has been constantly doing well with numbers escalating month-on-month. The smaller scooters from TVS though weren’t as popular and saw sales dip marginally with the Scooty Zest clocking 8511 units while the Pep+ recorded a sale of 7393 units last month. The Wego did improved numbers by 22 units clocking 6450 units.
A relatively newer manufacturer in the scooter space, Yamaha has managed to carve a niche of its own as the newly launched Fascino has turned out to be its best selling scooter with 16,882 units sold in September. The Ray saw a marginal decline in numbers whilst maintaining the 8th spot, while sales for the Yamaha Alpha dipped by 15 percent to 5998 units for September 2015. Coming to Piaggio Vespa range, sales were down by 24 percent despite the automaker introducing an updated lineup with 150cc engines.
Despite the new Maestro Edge coming in, September saw Hero Maestro’s sales rise by 35 percent to 42,782 units while volumes for the Pleasure were high by 32 percent having retailed 20,204 units. With Hero commencing deliveries of the Maestro Edge and Duet this month, October sales will be very interesting for the automaker. Moving forward, Suzuki continues to break into the top 10 space with the Access that moved to 7th position last month with sales down by 28 percent compared to August 2015.
The Suzuki Let’s hasn’t been able to make a mark either but saw a sharp 300 percent hike in volumes with 3445 units moving out of showrooms this September. The Swish managed to do marginally better, retailing 906 units but moved down to the 17th spot. Ex-Kinetic, Mahindra 2-Wheelers is gaining ground in the scooter space as the Gusto moved up to the 10th spot with 9817 units moving out. The older Roadeo wasn’t that popular though with just 365 units sold while dealers are shipping out 88 units of the now discontinued Duro DZ. Making it to the bottom was the TVS Scooty Streak with just 83 units sold. The last three models saw sales decline by almost 50 percent compared to August 2015.