Hero Discontinues Production of Current Splendor & Other Models

Two-wheelers form the most basic form of conveyance in India. Taxing them equal to luxury/sin goods is fundamentally wrong!

Splendor BS6 launch may be on the anvil and it will be interesting to see which engine it comes along with…

The biggest challenge for auto manufacturers was (and still is) the inventory of its existing Bharat Stage IV models which are already at dealerships and many of which are under production. The festive season has provided some respite to many makers who, through hefty discounts and offers, have managed to create record retail sales. This has meant reduced dealership stocks and companies can now plan this transition to Bharat Stage VI products relatively smoothly.

It must be understood that this transition is not very difficult for lesser selling products but it is potentially dangerous for bread and butter models and has to be planned very cautiously. Hero, which became the first mass maker to introduce a BSVI motorcycle (Splendor iSmart), has discontinued production of its highest seller – Splendor, along with Glamour and HF Deluxe, claims a report.

Splendor BS6 Launch

This means that an official announcement of the launch of their Bharat Stage VI models may come anytime. Now, when Hero will get ready to announce their dispatch, dealerships would be instructed to dissolve the BSIV inventory of these models. This announcement and transition will have to be done very carefully as an untimely decisions will lead to an undue advantage to rivals.

Splendor BS6 launch
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It must be known that new registration of existing BSIV two-wheelers will not be permitted from 1st April 2020 and each and every two-wheeler will have to be upgraded to the new emission norms.

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What is more interesting is to see how has Hero made the old 97cc engine BSVI compliant, if it has! Or the other possibility is that Splendor may now be equipped with Hero’s indigenous new 113cc engine which it announced for the new Splendor iSmart BSVI. Either ways, a big price increment can be expected…

Source – Money Control

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