In Pictures: Here are top 5 scooters which Indians liked the most
Swaraj Baggonkar Moneycontrol News : Scooters continued to buck the trend last year too growing sales by 11 percent to 5.6 million units. They now make up 32 percent of the domestic two-wheeler market. Manufacturers left no stones unturned to entice buyers, launching new models and sprucing up existing ones. Here is the list of India’s top five favourite scooters ranked by consumers themselves.
Into its 17th year the Activa continues to power ahead of the herd maintaining a gigantic lead over the next. The top seller priced at Rs 55,074 (ex-showroom, Mumbai) sold 2,759,835 units last financial year. Sold in three variants the Activa still carries a small waiting period in some markets.
TVS Jupiter: Launched as a worthy rival to the Activa this TVS model has quietly build a strong and loyal base of customers since launch in 2013. The second largest scooter priced at Rs 52,637 (ex-showroom, Mumbai) saw sales of 613,817 units last year.
Hero Maestro: Marketed at the male buyer the Maestro does not really have competition with the exception of the Yamaha Ray-Z. This scooter has maintained its position at the third spot. Priced at Rs 52,999 (ex-showroom, Mumbai) the Maestro saw sales of 378,347 units last year.
Suzuki Access: One of the few scooters powered by a 125cc engine the Access underwent a makeover recently. It has gained popularity ever since positioning it at the fourth spot. The Access is the priciest of the lot at Rs 59,104 (ex-showroom, Mumbai) but sold 265,181 units last year.
Yamaha Fascino: Arguably the most stylist of the lot the Fascino stands out from the crowd thanks to its clever mix of retro-modern design. The Fascino priced at Rs 59,049 (ex-showroom, Mumbai) is targeted at the urban customer looking to break the stereotype. Fascino clocked 213,312 units last year.