Mar 22, 2013 12:45 JST

Source: Honda Motor Co, Ltd

Honda Announces the New LEAD125 Scooter in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam, Mar 22, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd. (President: Masayuki Igarashi), a Honda joint venture in Vietnam for production and sales of motorcycles and automobiles, today announced the release of the LEAD125, a liquid-cooled 125cc single-cylinder scooter.

Honda Announces the New LEAD125 Scooter in Vietnam

The LEAD125 is equipped with a liquid-cooled 125cc single-cylinder engine "eSP(1)" with high fuel efficiency incorporating low-friction technology, that have boosted the popularity of the PCX. The idling stop system was also adopted to further improve fuel economy. The model adopts Programmed Fuel Injection system (PGM-FI)(2) delivering stable engine performance while also contributing to the high fuel efficiency. Underneath the seat lies a large 37L space able to store two full-face helmets(3). Meanwhile, LEDs adopted for the tail and position lights make the vehicle highly visible. The fuel lid and seat are opened through use of a rocker switch added to an easy-to-reach combination switch operated by the main key. A wide variety of enhancements improve usability, including the addition of a clock and use of highly visible illuminated pointers in the LCD meters. As a scooter that brings together running performance and utility at a high level, the LEAD125 is suited for a wide variety of uses.

Honda Vietnam will produce 200,000 units of the LEAD125 annually. The vehicles will be sold in Vietnam, and expected to start exporting to Japan in early summer. These activities will make Vietnam the fourth Asian country to provide global production and export, following China, Thailand and India, as it takes on a vital role in Honda's global business.
Overview of Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Establishment:      March 1996
Location:           Head office (plants): Vinh Phuc Province 
                    Sales offices: Hanoi City, Ho Chi Minh City
Capital:            US$ 62.90 million
Capitalization:     Honda Motor Co., Ltd.: 42%
                    Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd.: 28%
                    VEAM (Vietnam Engine and Agricultural Machinery 
                      Corporation): 30%
Representative:     President: Masayuki Igarashi
Business:           Production, sales, and service of motorcycles and
Production start:   Motorcycles: December 1997
                    Automobiles: July 2006
Annual capacity:    Motorcycles: 2 million units
                    Automobiles: 10 thousand units
Motorcycle dealers: 634 (as of December 2012)
(1) Stands for "enhanced Smart Power," a collective term for engines intended for scooters and having enhanced environmental and dynamic performance as a result of adopting advanced technologies such as fuel efficient technology and the ACG starter.
(2) PGM-FI is a Honda registered trademark.
(3) It may not be able to store depending on the size or shapes.

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Source: Honda Motor Co, Ltd
Sectors: Automotive, Daily News

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