Honda Activa is one of the best selling scooters in the country from the house of Honda 2wheelers India in 110cc scooter category in the domestic market. However, the scooter has been facing some tough time from the players like TVS, Suzuki and the likes. In order to maintain its supremacy in the scooter space, the two-wheeler giant unveiled the new generation Honda Activa 5G scooter at the Auto Expo 2018. The suffix 5G implies fifth generation, the scooter gets upgrades over the 4G version. Foreseeing the increasing demand in the scooter space, the Japanese bike manufacturer intends to rule the segment with its newest offering that is expected to hit the Indian market soon. See More: Honda PCX Electric Concept Showcased in India at Auto Expo 2018Also Read - Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Launched in India; Priced At Rs 8.95 Lakh
Talking about the design, the overall appearance of the new Honda Activa 5G is similar to that of the predecessor. However, the new Activa scooter now comes with now comes with distinctive full-LED headlamp and position lighting which will be segment-first offering. The new Activa 5G will also be offered in total of 9 shades wherein the scooter will be seen in 2 new tones – Dazzle Yellow Metallic and Pearl Spartan Red alongside the other existing 7 shades from the previous model. Also Read: Honda Grazia Clocks 50,000 Units Landmark since India Launch Also Read - Honda 2Wheelers India Inaugurates New BigWing Dealership In Bengaluru
Main underlines of the new Honda Activa 5G are semi-digital instrument cluster with ECO speed indicator, a 4-in-1 lock, seat-release button, dedicated mobile phone pocket, fixed shopping hook at the front, retractable hook at the rear, and much more. Moreover, enhancing the convenience factor of the rider, the new 2018 Honda Activa 5G scooter continues to sport mobile charging sockets as seen on the previous edition. Additional highlights of the new scooter are 18-litre under seat storage space, a 5.3-liter fuel tank capacity and an impressive ground clearance of 153mm, combi-braking system and more. Read Also: Honda Grazia First Ride Review: A New Stylish, Feature Loaded & Contemporary Innovation Also Read - HMSI felicitates paralympic athlete Deepa Malik
Powering the new Honda Activa 5G will be the same 109.19cc unit seen on the current model. The unit is tuned to make 8bhp of maximum power @ 7,500rpm with peak torque of 9Nm of torque @ 5,500rpm and comes mated to a CVT automatic gearbox. Expected to launch in the country soon, probably next month, the new 2018 Activa 5G is likely to get starting price of around INR 54,000 (Ex-showroom). Once launched, the Activa 5G scooter will go head-on against the players such as Hero Maestro Edge, TVS Jupiter and the Suzuki Access in the 110cc scooter segment.