The Honda Activa closed the FY2019 with a sale of 30,08,334 units, which is 4% lower than the previous fiscal year, but the popular automatic scooter did well to maintain its segment crown. With the arrival of more and more automatic scooters, the dynamics of the market and the preferences of customers are evolving. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) is working on the next generation of Assets that aims to face the changing market.
The Honda Activa 6G, which is expected to be presented at Auto Expo 2020 in February. Not only will it be updated in the design, but also the dynamics of the engine and driving. The automatic scooter arrives at the exhibition halls in time for the BS-VI deadline (April 1, 2020). What’s new with the next generation of Assets? Connectivity will be one of the most critical aspects of the Honda 2020 Assets. The next iteration will contain many new features that can be a pleasant surprise.
The technical specifications are scarce from now on, but the Activa will probably retain its HET (Honda Eco Technology) and CVT 110 cc engine with air cooling. It is likely that the driver will detach from the carburettor in favour of a more accurate electronic fuel injection to meet BS-VI emission standards. EFI would reduce not only emissions but also improve fuel consumption and performance.
It is likely that the sixth-generation automatic scooter comes to market by offering first-class features, such as a digital instrument console, optional faceplate, telescopic forks, smartphone connectivity, alloy wheels, etc. The standard features are tubeless tires, mandatory Combi braking system according to regulations), and so on.
Expect the Honda Activa 6G to have a substantial increase in price. By way of comparison: the existing model has a price between 54,632 INR and 56,097 (Ex-showroom, Delhi). HMSI is currently in a difficult period, while sales fell by 46.79% in March 2019. The global two-wheeled vehicle industry has witnessed a slowdown, and HMSI is one of the most affected OEMs.