2016 Hero Splendor Pro (facelift) reaches dealerships – Report

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The Splendor+ may continue with its traditional design, the first version of which was launched in 1994.

The 2016 Hero Splendor Pro has been snapped at a dealership before its reported launch this festive season, by Gaadiwaadi. It can be seen that the 2016 model is given new looks, as an upgrade from the two-decade old design shared with the Splendor+.

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The existing Splendor Pro is a mildly restyled version of Splendor+ with side stand indicator, and options of self-start and black alloy wheels.

The 2016 Splendor Pro receives a new less-squarish headlamp and cowl that are reminiscent of the Splendor iSmart’s. Its new tail lamp, in a trapezoidal shape, also bears similarity with the latter’s. The fuel tank seems bulky, and gets leg patches. The rest of the side-profile elements are tweaked to complement the new fuel tank. The simple steel tube grab rail is replaced with a flat-type unit (seen in Hero HF Deluxe) that also contributes to the overall styling. The instrument cluster is brand new, with a three-pod structure whose bezels are covered in chrome.

2016 Hero Splendor Pro side spyshot

The powertrain is not expected to be revised in the 2016 Splendor Pro. It would continue with the 97.2 cc air-cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder engine with OHC, that produces 8.36 PS at 8,000 rpm and 8.05 Nm at 5,000 rpm, mated to a 4-speed gearbox.

2016 Hero Splendor Pro – Spy Images

[Spyshots – Gaadiwaadi]

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