Suzuki Motorcycle India managing director Satoshi Uchida. Photo: AFP
Suzuki Motorcycle India managing director Satoshi Uchida. Photo: AFP

Auto Expo 2020: Suzuki Motorcycle India launches new BSVI compliant 2-wheelers

  • New variants of Access 125 scooter and Burgman Street motorcycle will use fuel injection to ensure a precise amount is injected for better efficiency.
  • The company shipped 536,634 units during April-December, accounting for 4% of total two-wheeler shipments in India

Greater Noida: Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Japan's Suzuki Motor Corporation, on Wednesday, at the Auto Expo 2020, launched three new BS-VI emission norm compliant two-wheelers.

BS-VI emission norms will kick in from April 2020.

These vehicles were introduced under the company's premium series--Access, Gixxer, Burgman Street and Intruder--in India.

In addition to new engines, the new variants of Access 125 scooter and Burgman Street motorcycle will use fuel injection to ensure a precise amount is injected for better efficiency.

The Suzuki subsidiary was the fastest growing vendor in the two-wheeler segment with a year-on-year growth of 110%, according to Society of Indian automobile manufacturers. The company shipped 536,634 units during April-December, accounting for 4% of total two-wheeler shipments in India. Hero MotoCorp was the top seller, dispatching 4,946,508 units during the period, up 84%.

"Large part of our growth has been fuelled by our Access scooters. We haven't launched too many products, which shows that the existing lineup is doing well. Also, we never overstocked our inventory. So even in the worst of slowdowns we didn't see attrition from dealers. It is this consistency that has helped us grow in India," said Devashish Handa, vice president, Suzuki Motorcycle India.

The company plans to expand its footprint in India.

"Currently large part of our volumes come from south and west followed by central and east India. There is a large market where we have to scale up our visibility in terms of quantity and we are working on it," Hands said.

Suzuki Motorcycle India said it was gunning for higher sales and will, therefore offer on-the-spot booking for customers at the Delhi Auto Expo, one of the most prestigious auto shows.

The company showcased 23 products at the auto show.

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