India will be export hub for Honda 2-wheelers

  • Published By: Droom
  • 25 April 2017
  • 815 Views

Other expansion plans include the launch of four new models - two automatic scooters and two motorcycles in FY2017-18.

Honda, the Japanese auto giant, is looking at India as a prospective export centre. Mass scale production here has not been possible until now due to India's emission regulation policies, but now that the government is fast-tracking the application of BS-VI norms, Honda is working towards establishing a solid exporter base.

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), became the first-ever subsidiary of Honda to sell 5 million units in a single fiscal year and the company sees great potential in its Indian subsidiary, since the Indian government has decided to skip BS-V and implement BS-VI norms by 2020. Minoru Kato, the newly appointed president and CEO of HMSI, said, “The Indian market today is at the cusp of its biggest-ever paradigm shift. It is going to see a substantial change in 3-4 years. BS-VI norms will make India match the world’s most stringent quality standards. Honda’s vision is to build exponentially on our solid foundation. Our new business direction is to be leading in India and the world. BS-VI holds a big opportunity for Honda. It will help our Indian operations become Honda’s export hub of the world."

The company is bringing its patented PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) technology here. The tech is Honda’s proprietary digital electronic fuel injection system employed for internal combustion engines. The system helps inject a specific amount of fuel after taking into account determined data. Out of Honda's 5,000 patents worldwide, 400 are registered in India and Honda is looking to register more based on these new developments. 

Other expansion plans include the launch of four new models-two automatic scooters and two motorcycles in FY2017-18. These will include the new Africa Twin DCT, trial assembly of which has begun in India.

Recent News

BS4 Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and 150 Twin Disc Discount Offer
  • Top

Heavy discounts and offers on BS4 compliant Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and 150 Twin Disc.

Read More
BS6 Bajaj Dominar 400 Launched at Rs 1.91 Lakhs in India

The new BS6 Bajaj Dominar 400 retains the design of the outgoing BS4 model.

Read More

News You May Like

Hyundai Aura Prices Begin at Rs 5.80 Lakhs in India

Hyundai Motor India launches Aura with a starting price of Rs 5,79,900 going up to Rs 9,22,700 (ex-showroom) India.

Read More
Mercedes EQC India to Unveil in April 2020

Mercedes-Benz India has announced that the launch of the EQC Crossover in April would introduce its all-electric sub-brand, the EQ to our market this year.

Read More
Download App