Honda has had remarkable success with their Activa and Activa 125, both of which turned out to be their flagship models in their scooter line-up. Now, they will add one more to the list with the Honda Metropolitan joining the fleet, alongside the Honda Dio and the Aviator.

Internationally, the Honda Metropolitan is powered by the fuel-injected 50 cc engine. However, the Indian-spec Metropolitan will get the 109.2 cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke engine of the Activa that produces 8 hp of power and 8.83 Nm of torque. Despite the engine being derived from the Activa, the Metropolitan will not take any design cues from the flagship model.

Taking after retro-scooters, the Honda Metropolitan will sport a vintage look. However, the overall design will be fresh and new, built from scratch by the Honda. Some of the aspects of the current metropolitan will also feature in its Indian model. The scooter will also sport enough chrome accents to render the retro vintage look.

After its launch, the Yamaha Fascino, TVS Jupiter, Hero MotoCorp Maestro Edge and even the Vespa will be the segment rivals of the Honda Metropolitan. However, the Metropolitan will be placed below the Honda Activa 125 and their archrival the Suzuki Access 125, as the former will compete in the gearless 100 cc engine segment.