Hero MotoCorp's 100 millionth two-wheeler rolled out; new models unveiled
Hero MotoCorp, the world's biggest two-wheeler manufacturer by volume, has rolled out its 100 millionth bike (cumulative) from its Haridwar factory in Uttarakhand. The special two-wheeler was the Xtreme 160R- a premium 160cc commuter motorcycle. To commemorate the occasion, the company has also unveiled six new celebration edition models including the Splendor+, Passion Pro, and Xtreme 160R. Here are more details.
Hero MotoCorp began operations in India in 1984 and touched the 50 million production mark in 2013. It manufactured 75 million two-wheelers by 2017 and reached the 100 million mark in the beginning of 2021. From 50 million in 2013, the company took just 7 years to reach the 100 million production mark, making it one of the fastest automakers to achieve this milestone.
"Hero MotoCorp has been at the forefront of providing mobility to the aspirations of millions around the world. We have been making in India, for the world - and this milestone is an acknowledgment of the customers' preference for Hero across geographies, demographics, and generations."
To celebrate the significant achievement of reaching the 100 million production mark, Hero MotoCorp has unveiled six celebration edition motorcycles and scooters. These two-wheelers include the Splendor+, Passion Pro, Glamour 125, Xtreme 160R, Destini 125, and the Maestro Edge 110. They will be up for grabs in India from February this year.
Hero MotoCorp has retained the title of the world's largest two-wheeler manufacturer for 20 consecutive years and attributes its success to customers and stakeholders. The company has announced that it will introduce over 10 products, including variants, refreshes, and upgrades, every year for the next five years. It has also set ambitious targets for overseas markets and plans to venture into new geographies.