The Jupiter is the highest-selling scooter for TVS and it has received a new entry-level variant in India with features such as halogen headlamp and sheet metal wheels
In recent years, the prices of the two-wheelers have substantially increased due to regulatory measures and taxation laws in place. Pricing a product competitively has become more challenging than ever but the manufacturers are pushing boundaries to take advantage of the existing scenarios. The automotive industry is certainly making a recovery in recent months and trying to make the most out of the festive season.
In recent weeks, we have seen limited editions, new variants or even brand new models from two-wheeler producers to take advantage of the positive buying sentiments among buyers in these auspicious times. TVS Motor Company introduced the superhero-themed editions of the Ntorq while the 2021 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V gained three riding modes, adjustable front suspension and adjustable levers.
As we exclusively revealed, a new base variant for its most popular scooter in the country, the Jupiter, has been launched for a price tag of Rs. 63,486 (ex-showroom). It is offered in two colour schemes namely Metallic Silver and Metallic T Grey. Besides the new base variant, the BSVI version of the TVS Jupiter’s prices go up to nearly Rs. 80,000 for the Classic grade (ex-showroom).
The new base variant has features such as halogen headlamp and sheet metal wheels. With no mechanical changes, it derives power from a 109.7 cc single-cylinder engine, which is good enough to produce a maximum power output 7.9 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 8 Nm of peak torque delivered at 5,500 rpm. It is connected to a CVT automatic gearbox.
TVS launched the BSVI compliant Jupiter in the domestic market towards the closure of November 2019 and it comes with ET-Fi (Ecothrust Fuel injection) technology, which helps in returning 15 per cent higher fuel economy compared to the previous model.
The new base variant of the Jupiter has drum brake setup up front and rear. The Jupiter competes against Honda Activa 6G, Hero Maestro Edge, Hero Destini 125, Suzuki Access 125 and Yamaha Fascino 125.