Bajaj Auto is planning to launch a Honda Activa rival in the Indian two-wheeler market. According to a statement from the company, it is developing a scooter that will take on Honda Activa but will take two years for the same. "We are developing a new scooter. It is a couple of years away from launch. "We want to develop a scooter with a USP that is rooted in specific technology," said Bajaj Auto MD, Rajiv Bajaj.
He also stated that contrary to the reports about the delay in the launch of its ultra-cheap car, the project is very much on schedule and the car will be launched in 2011. "We continue to work in partnership with Renault-Nissan for the small car. We want to position the car strategically so that no global major can make the model. Even if global majors want to make a car such as ours it should be financially not viable for them,” he said.
Bajaj also stated that the company has already started making bikes from its China facility and has started exporting to Nigeria.