In light of further closures and lockdowns across India, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has announced in a statement that they will be extending warranties and free service periods to all customers whose perks were set to end between April 1 and May 31, 2021.
All extensions will remain in effect until July 31, across all dealerships in India – and anybody that was experiencing a lack of warranty or service due to increased limitations will have their services catered to.
Quoted by Livemint as “the corporate social responsibility arm of all Honda group firms in India,” the Honda India Foundation (HIF) has also pledged 6.5 crores (around 9.5 million USD) as an initiative to bring support and aid in unprecedented times.
The funds will be going to 5 states in the country – Gujarat, Rajasthan Karnataka, UP, and Haryana.
The support of HIF also involves the following:
- the installation of oxygen production plants in Manesar, Alwar (Rajasthan), Kolar (Karnataka), and Gautam Budh Nagar (Uttar Pradesh).
- HIF will establish facilities housing up to 100 beds in Rajasthan and Haryana to support the demand for space.
- Distribution of PPE masks and sanitizers to essential workers.
- Distribution of medical equipment (oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters) to government hospitals in rural areas.
With the country shutting down and now rumors that HMSI will have to shut down temporarily, the aid is a welcome gesture to keep the country – with their motorcycles and scooters – running.