Due to the huge increase in demand Honda two wheelers in India is now planning to increase the production of its Honda Navi bike. The Japanese two wheeler major had unveiled the Navi back in the Auto expo 2016. The bike commercially rolled out in April 2016 for the Indian market.
Initially Honda had expected to sell only around 2,000 units a month in the first year, but due to huge backlog of orders the company is planning to produce more Navis. According to, company's senior Vice-President for Sales and Marketing Yadvinder Singh Guleria, the company have been really surprised by the humongous response to the Navi. Its really exceeded the company’s expectations. Honda have, therefore, decided to almost double its production capacity to 90,000 to 1 lakh units soon. During launch the company said it would be happy if it could sell 2,000 units per month, thus it had installed a capacity of 50,000 yearly.
According to Guleria Navi was developed only for the subcontinent, which became the largest market for Honda internationally during June this year, overtaking Indonesia, now the company is shipping the Navi to Nepal. Last month alone the company have shipped as many as 500 units to Nepal and Guleria added, that the company may look at exporting the bike to other Saarc nations like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well.
If Honda is to be believed the company bumped up the production of Navi without any additional cost, mainly due to a flexible assembly line. Navi is powered by a brilliant 110-cc Honda HET engine with automatic transmission system, that has created an entirely new segment of fun riding experience.
Honda is right now offering the Navi in only 10 urban areas crosswise over India, yet now, seeing the developing interest for the bike, the company is planning to extend its range to different urban areas before the current year's over.