Introduced in 2013, the TVS Jupiter has started showing its age and looks quite dated compared to its predecessors. TVS Motor Company is working on facelift now, and it has already finalised the visual changes. Here's IAB's automotive illustrator Shoeb Kalania's take at the facelifted TVS Jupiter's design.
For the MY2020 update will be just a facelift, The TVS Jupiter will carry forward its family scooter oriented silhouette. It may see slight revisions at the front, though. The headlight, for example, will most definitely be full LED unit. Do note that the Jupiter’s direct rival, the Honda Activa 5G already comes with the feature. In fact, the premium, Grande variant of the Jupiter, which was launched in October last year, packs full LED headlight. The shape of the headlight may see minor tweaks. TVS may also add chrome garnishing for making the scooter look more premium. The rendered scooter features chrome highlights on the apron, fender and the rear-view mirrors.
The cockpit will pack a revised instrument console that will most likely include a digital screen. We expect to see an analogue speedometer and the rest of the information like the fuel gauge, odometer and a clock to be displayed on the digital screen. The facelifted model will retain the hardware specifications. It will use telescopic forks to perform the shock absorption tasks. Braking department will remain unchanged, and there will be an option of a front disc brake.
Engine specifications are unlikely to be much different from the current model. However, do note that all BS-VI compliant products will feature fuel injection system. The addition of fuel injection tech will improve the fuel economy and deliver precise throttle response. The performance numbers will remain unchanged. For reference, the BS-IV 109.7 cc air-cooled, single-cylinder, OHC engine delivers 8 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 8 Nm at 5,500 rpm.
The new TVS Jupiter would carry a premium over the current model, and we expect its prices to fall in the INR 55,000-65,000 (ex-showroom) range. It should go on sale by March 2020.