Indian two-wheeler giant TVS Motors has launched the Jupiter Grande in India. The TVS Jupiter Grande is priced at Rs 55,936. The disc brake variant of the Jupiter Grande scooter is priced at Rs 59,648 (both prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi). The TVS Jupiter Grande will take on the Honda Activa.
The TVS Jupiter Grande brings with it a host of cosmetic upgrades including a new Starlight Blue colour and an all-new fully LED headlamp with an integrated LED DRL running at the top.
The Jupiter Grande gets a host of chrome add-ons both up front and at the sides, similar to the ones seen on the Jupiter Classic variant. The rear-view mirrors the front mudguard get chrome highlights as does the exhaust shield for the new scooter. There is also an all-new semi-digital instrument cluster remains with an analogue speedometer and blue backlighting and TVS’ Eco-metre.
The handlebars and the footboards are done up in beige, while the seat is in a contrasting colour and features cross stitching. The grab handles too are chromed out and the Grande sits on black diamond cut alloy wheels, which is a first in the segment.
All the changes to the Jupiter to make it into the Grande are cosmetic only and there are no mechanical upgrades done to the second-best scooter in terms of sales in India.
The 109.7 cc air-cooled single cylinder engine remains untouched. The engine produces 8 Bhp at 7,500 rpm and 8 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm which is sent to the rear wheel via a CVT gearbox. These figures are comparable to those produced by the Honda Activa.
The TVS Jupiter Grande sports 130mm drum brakes on both wheels or in the case of the more premium variant a disc brake on the front wheel. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks up front and a gas charged mono shock at the rear end.
The TVS Jupiter Grande has been launched for the festive season and should help TVS to sell more scooters during the period. The Jupiter is one of India’s best selling automatic scooters, behind the Honda Activa of course. Commenting on this launch, Mr. Aniruddha Haldar, Vice President (Marketing) – Commuter Motorcycles, Scooters & Corporate Brand, TVS Motor Company, said,
TVS Jupiter Grande is the latest in the series of annual special editions that TVS Jupiter brings for its customers. Through its grand features like LED tech headlamp, adjustable shocks, digital-analogue speedometer, diamond cut alloy wheels and the striking Starlight Blue colour, the scooter will strive to be the ‘Grand Irradon ki grand safari’. Each year, we pick a theme in the brand story or bring alive consumer’s life truths. This year, we are celebrating ‘parents’ – each parent has the intent to ensure a grand success of their kids and TVS Jupiter Grande pays homage to this sentiment. This is our humble effort to celebrate and drive grand motivation in our consumer’s lives.