In August 2020, the two-wheeler segment clocked sales of 15,59,665 units, marking a marginal 3 percent year-on-year growth. Here's a closer look at their performance in August 2020 as well as their cumulative sales from April-August 2020.
1. Honda Activa: 1,93,607 units
The Honda Activa has topped scooter sales charts in India for years now. Even though demand has dropped substantially over the past year, the gap in scooter sales between the Honda Activa and other scooters is still significant.
In August 2020, the Activa sold a total of 1,93,607 units, which constitutes a 17.36 percent YoY decline. The fall in sales is greater for the April-August 2020 period: 4,62,014 units versus 11,44,317 in April-August 2019, down by a massive 60 percent.
Also see: Honda Activa 6G review, test ride
2. TVS Jupiter: 52,378 units
With 52,378 units sold in August 2020, the TVS Jupiter sits at second place on this list. In comparison, 57,849 units of the TVS Jupiter were sold in August 2019. Like the Honda Activa, YoY demand for the Jupiter is down as well. In the April-August 2020 period, the Jupiter has sold a total of 1,47,814 units, down by a substantial 48 percent.
Also see: BS6 TVS Jupiter review, test ride
3. Honda Dio: 42,957 units
In August 2020, the Honda Dio climbed past the Suzuki Access 125 to take the third spot on this list. The new Dio sold 42,957 units, up by 14 percent in comparison to the same month from last year (August 2019: 37,726 units). It’s also one of the few scooters to have seen an increase in sales. However, for the April-August 2020 period, the Dio’s 1,00,133 units are 53 percent lower than the April-August 2019 figure of 2,12,438 units.
Also see: New Honda Dio: 5 things to know
4. Suzuki Access 125: 41,484 units
The Suzuki Access remains India’s best-selling 125cc scooter, but its sales have taken a hit. In August, the Access sold a total of 41,484 units, down 15 percent year-on-year. This fall in numbers has resulted in a drop from the third spot, a position it held for a fairly long time. Sales were also down in the April-August 2020 period, with a total of 83,750 units sold, a massive 66 percent down YoY.
Also see: Suzuki Access 125 BS6 review, test ride
5. TVS NTorq: 19,918 units
The second TVS scooter in this top 10 list, the NTorq, maintains its fifth position. However, like with the Jupiter, sales are down. In August 2020, total sales fell below the 20,000 unit mark to 19,918 units, down 22 percent (August 2019: 25,578). The consolidated April-August 2020 story is no different, 59,966 units, which is down 47 percent YoY (April-August 2019: 1,12,345).
6. Hero Pleasure: 16,935 units
The Hero Pleasure is also one of the few scooters that has seen an increase in sales numbers, albeit by a miniscule margin. The 16,935 units that were sold last month, are slightly better than the 16,308 units of August 2019. In the first five months of FY2021, the Pleasure Plus sold 51,112 units, down 18 percent YoY (April-August 2019: 62,120).
7. Yamaha Fascino: 15,668 units
The Yamaha Fascino, too, has seen an improvement in its sales. At 15,668 units in August 2020, sales are up 7 percent YoY (August 2019: 14,652), In April-August 2020, the Fascino has clocked 37,956 units, down 48% (April-August 2019: 73,487).
Also see: Yamaha Fascino 125 review, test ride
8. Yamaha Ray: 15,620 units
Following the Fascino is Yamaha’s other scooter, the Ray ZR. The Ray ZR sold a total of 15,620 units in August 2020, which is a substantial 57 percent growth from a year ago. However, for the April-August 2020 period, cumulative sales are 38,844 units, down 24% (April-August 2019: 51,148).
Also see: Yamaha Ray ZR 125 review, test ride
9. Hero Destini 125: 13,609 units
Things seem to be improving for the Hero Destini 125. In August 2020, this Hero scooter sold 13,609 units, which is a 40 percent increase from the 9,735 units that were sold in August 2019. However, the April-August 2020 figure is down by 37 percent to 41,111 units.
10. Honda Grazia: 12,588 units
The Honda Grazia has seen the most notable year-on-year increase in sales. In August 2020, the Grazia sold a total of 12,588 units, which is a 71 percent rise from the 7,356 units that were sold in August 2019. For the April-August 2020 period, sales are 23,056 units, down 53% YoY.
Also see: BS6 Honda Grazia: 5 things to know