Honda delivers NAVi to US market

The leading two-wheeler maker Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) recently said Honda de Mexico has begun NAVi bike deliveries to the US Markets.

The Honda NAVi has a fuel-efficient 110cc engine and an automatic transmission. The automaker announced that NAVi miniMOTO will be offered in the US market for the 2022 model year and will be priced competitively for the US market.

Atsushi Ogata, MD, president and CEO, HMSI, said, “I’m happy to share that Honda Mexico has announced the start of Honda NAVi exports to the US market. Offering a unique appeal with dynamic style of both scooter and motorcycle, NAVi brings a world of limitless possibilities for its riders around the globe. With the start of CKD kits to Honda Mexico, HMSI has reaffirmed its commitment to become one of Honda’s manufacturing hubs for the world.”

“The NAVi deliveries to the US market via Honda Mexico has further strengthened our export portfolio in advanced markets. This expansion has given us an opportunity yet again to set new standards of global manufacturing quality in India,” he said. The Navi was launched at the Auto Expo 2016, as the company’s first fully India-designed and produced model targeted at millennials and priced aggressively. Despite not being upgraded to BS VI, the model still remains a strong proposition for HMSI in the overseas market.

The automaker started Navi exports in 2016 and has sold more than 180,000 units in more than 22 export markets led by Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. The export of CKD kits to Mexico commenced from July 2021 and has dispatched over 5000 CKD kits of NAVi bikes to Mexico so far. A crossover with the best of both segments of scooter and motorcycle, NAVi now holds the opportunity to further consolidate its presence in the US market, the OEM said.