TVS Motor Company will launch the Jupiter Grande Edition in the Indian market ahead of the festive season. While we are yet to hear an official comment about the launch and the prices of the TVS Jupiter Grande Edition, the first units have been spied at a dealership.
The Jupiter Grande features several visual enhancements that help it differentiate from the standard model. The scooter gets a new body colour that is complemented by a beige finish around the instrument console, behind the apron and on the footboard. The scooter also gets a tan leather coloured seat cover with a diamond stitch pattern. A TVS logo sits below the headlight, on the front apron while next to it is a “Grande. #1 JD Power” badge. The front apron, similar to the standard model, features the blinkers and a grille design in the centre.
The front fender gets a chrome garnish – a design element that is seen on the TVS Jupiter Classic.
The new scooter comes equipped with a full LED headlight and a semi-digital instrument console. The speedometer continues to be an analogue unit with telltale indicators placed on either side while the rest of the information is displayed on the digital screen.
Mechanical specifications would remain identical to the standard TVS Jupiter. Thus, expect to see the same 109.7 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, OHC engine that is tuned to deliver 8 bhp of maximum power at 7,500 rpm and 8 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. Surprisingly, the scooters were equipped with a drum brake at the front.
A conventional, telescopic fork at the front and a gas charged mono-shock at the rear performs the suspension duties. The scooter is expected to carry a premium over the standard Jupiter that retails for INR 53,544 (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai).
TVS Motor registered year-on-year sales of 343,217 units in August 2018 as against 317,563 units in the corresponding month last year, a growth of 8 percent. The two-wheeler brand aims to continue the positive sales performance during the festive season with special editions and new models like the TVS Radeon.