TVS Jupiter Grande Edition launched recently at Rs 59,900.
Almost Rs 7,000 more than regular Jupiter.
Identical engine and chassis.
Addition features include different color combinations for seat and plastics.
Bluetooth connectivity, called ‘Smart XConnect’, biggest addition to Jupiter Grande Edition.
The TVS Jupiter Grande Edition was launched recently at Rs 59,900 onwards (ex-showroom Delhi), which is a premium of almost Rs 7,000 over the regular Jupiter. What do you get for the extra ten percent, though?
The mechanicals is the same – it gets the same 109cc single-cylinder engine that generates 7.8bhp and 8Nm, which is normal for this class of scooter. It also gets 12-inch wheels both front and rear, which are an upgrade from the 10-inch rims scooters usually favor. A front disc brake is an option, but one can also get the Jupiter Grande with drum brakes front and rear. The chassis and suspension also remain the same, with the front telescopic forks suspending the front wheel.
The styling has a few elements to distinguish it from other Jupiters in the lineup. It is available in a shade of blue that is unlike any other blue available so far in the Jupiter range. The front mudguard gets a chrome strip very like the Vespa, and the alloy wheels are a shuriken-type design that isn’t available on the regular Jupiter. It opts for beige plastic for the footboard and the instrument cluster surround. The mirrors are chrome backed, but unlike the other edition of the Jupiter with chrome mirrors, these are modern rectangular mirrors and not retro round ones. The seat is upholstered with a maroon cover and cross-stitching to give it a more premium appearance.
The features set has been updated with an all-LED headlamp, and the biggest change is the addition of Bluetooth connectivity. TVS calls this the Smart XConnect feature, and it connects the scooter to the rider’s Android or iOS smartphone to deliver notifications for calls or messages. The digital part of the display also provides a speed alert and trip details. This is the only 110cc scooter to offer Bluetooth connectivity, although it has been a feature that debuted in the 125cc scooter segment a while ago with TVS' halo scooter, the Ntorq 125.
The TVS Jupiter Grande Edition competes with the Honda Activa DLX and Hero Maestro Edge 125.