Honda Motorcycle And Scooter India (HMSI) launched the Cliq in Tamil Nadu, with prices starting at INR 44,524 (Ex-Showroom, Chennai). After extending its leadership in southern states of Kerala, Karnataka and Telengana; Honda is said to be the number one selling two-wheeler brand of Tamil Nadu.
An industry first in terms of OEM fitment in the 100-110cc 2wheeler category, The Cliq’s special block pattern tyres with deep grooves provide extra grip and better control over patchy roads under all weather conditions. These rugged tires are also said to be more durable and have a longer life. The model is powered by a 110cc Honda BS-IV HET (Honda Eco Technology) engine, which delivers 5.91 Kw of power with a kerb weight of only 102 kgs.
The Cliq comes equipped with Honda’s Combi Brake System (CBS) with Equalizer technology. The Equalizer in Honda’s CBS distributes braking force proportionately between front and rear wheels simultaneously by pressing just the left lever. This results in reduced braking distance and improved balance. Also on offer are a few other features such as a mobile charging socket, tubeless tyres, maintenance free battery and viscous air filter.
The Honda Cliq is manufactured at Honda’s second plant in Rajasthan. After its debut in Rajasthan in June and Maharashtra in July, the model is now available for sale across Tamil Nadu. It will be available in four colours including Patriotic Red with White, Black, Moroccan Blue with White, and Orcus Grey and would be available in Standard and Graphic variants. Honda customers can choose from a variety of optional parts including a front screen, floor cover, box center, cap cover and rear grip.
Sharing on Honda’s India plans and role of the South region in driving this growth, Minoru Kato – President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, said that Honda 2 Wheelers is not only driving Indian industry momentum but also leading Honda’s global two-wheeler business which is conducted in more than 120 countries. Armed with the latest capacity expansion of Narsapura plant, Honda has set its most challenging target of 6 million unit sales in FY’17-18. The 5 southern states alone contribute an overwhelming 28% to all India two-wheeler industry and Honda is a number one two-wheeler brand here with 35% market share. Growing almost 6 times that of south 2 Wheeler Industry at 23% against 4% growth of, Honda continues to expand its leadership here. Within South, Tamil Nadu is the biggest 2 wheeler market by volumes. It is also India’s largest scooter market. Giving further boost to scooterization in the state, they have launched the Cliq – our next revolutionary product in the 100-110 cc two-wheeler segment.