The TVS Jupiter has been gaining sales consistently and surpassed the Hero Maestro for the second position, whereas sales for the Honda Activa have seen a 56 percent growth on a monthly basis.
The Asian scooter market clearly needs no introduction given the explosion of new products and booming sales it has bestowed two-wheeler manufacturers with. The consistent volumes are only going to increase in the future as scooter sales are now closing in motorcycle numbers in terms of volumes. Case in point being the numbers for July 2015 wherein the total scooter sales for the month amounted to 4,32,262 units, almost 50 percent of the total motorcycle sales of 8,08,332 units (excluding mopeds).
That said, the scooter to show the most impressive growth in July 2015 was the TVS Jupiter that clocked 43,617 units beating the Hero Maestro for the second spot. In comparison, the Maestro saw a 23 percent drop in monthly sales with 27,406 units sold. The Hero Pleasure though has a healthy jump in numbers clocking 17,745 units last month, as compared to the 10,611 units sold in June 2015. For TVS, its other offerings haven’t been that popular as the next best-seller was the Zest with 8726 units sold, followed by the Pep+ and Wego scooters clocking 7919 and 5270 units respectively. The automaker’s least selling model was the Streak scooter with just 398 units sold.
The numero uno position was undoubtedly grabbed by the Honda Activa that is only seeing numbers grow every month. With the Activa-i, 3G and 125cc versions, the automaker pushed 2,25,704 units out of showrooms this July. The Honda Dio and Aviator received updates earlier this year and have garnered consistent sales 22,817 units of the Dio and 10,716 units of the Aviator sold last month. The other Jap Suzuki has been struggling to sell its new Let’s scooter with just 1458 units moved out, while the Swish recorded a sale of 1757 units. The Access remained its most selling scooter finding 20,304 new buyers last month.
A late entrant, Yamaha Asia’s newest Fascino has taken off on a positive start clocking 10,594 units in July this year and was the company’s most selling scooter for the month. The Ray was next with 10,004 units sold, while the Alpha clocked 6445 units during the same period. Mahindra 2-Wheelers remained active in the market with the Gusto retailing 8367 units, witnessing a 50 percent monthly increase in sales. The Rodeo 125 is steadily witnessing a decline in volumes and clocked only 549 units last month, as opposed to the 670 units sold in June 2015. The Duro DZ clocked 73 units in July with dealers clearing existing stocks of the now discontinued model. Coming to the least selling manufacturer, Piaggio cumulatively sold 2393 units of the Vespa range in the entire last month.