Honda Cliq aim is clear with its strength as an automatic vehicle and it will target all entry-level machines from all manufacturers
Honda, a Japanese multinational company known all over the globe as a manufacturer of automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles and power equipment. Honda has always proved its name in the case of motorcycles. This fact is very much prominent when we consider the stupendously famous Honda Activa. The Cliq the new scooter released by Honda is the most affordable 110cc scooter in the market. When a customer is looking for a two Wheeler for affordable price and a product with utility the TVS XL is the first thing that they go to.
When you consider the rural market TVS XL 100 is the first scooter they go to. Even now, in 2017, the TVS XL has sold around 60,000 units a month regularly. That’s approximately the same amount of scooters that Honda Navi sold in over a year. However, Honda wants to have a bigger share of the unexplored interior markets of India with its new release, the Honda Cliq.
Honda Cliq Vs TVS XL100 engine comparison
The Honda Cliq borrows the engine from the tried and tested Honda Activa which not only produces more power and torque but also returns around 60 km/l of fuel efficiency. The TVS XL 100 produces just 4.3 bhp of power and has a fuel-efficiency of 67 km/l. The XL 100 is made of an all metal body and has the convenience of easy modifications to pull on loads.
The TVS XL100 is upgraded with bigger wheels with spokes. This can tackle broken roads with ease, the kick start option that’s is provided by TVS helps the rider to start the vehicle with minimum effort.
Honda Cliq Vs TVS XL100 Advantages
However, the advantage of an electric starter in the Honda Cliq is a huge advantage when compared to TVS XL where the rider has to start with no efforts. The Honda Cliq also has better brakes than the TVS XL100 and the added safety feature of Honda’s Combined Brake System (CBS) with Equalizer is a boon. The USB charging port is also an attractive addition in the Honda Cliq.
The Honda Cliq has a wider foot-board which helps in easy and safer loading of goods, while there is an also an additional carrier which increases the load carrying capacity. The underseat storage will also help the rider get additional storage space unseen in the TVS XL100. The vehicle though gets a built-in carrier with hooks and the carrier can be used more diligently by removing the pillion seat. In utility, the TVS XL 100 wins hands down.
The Honda Cliq is an automatic scooter which wants to take over the semi-urban market with adaptability and convenience but is significantly more expensive than the TVS XL100. The Honda Cliq has a starting price of Rs. 42,990 while the TVS XL 100 is available for just RS. 32,328. Both prices ex-showroom, Jaipur.