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TVS Jupiter Grande Discontinued in India; ZX Grade Gets New Features

TVS Jupiter Grande Discontinued in India; ZX Grade Gets New Features

Snapshot: TVS Motor has upgraded the ZX variant with some of the features of the Grande, and this rejig in the Jupiter line-up is aimed straight at the Honda Activa 5G

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TVS Motor Company has phased out the Jupiter Grande scooter from the Indian market. Being launched in October 2018, it was the feature-packed trim in the Jupiter range with prices of Rs 55,936 and Rs 59,648 (Both Ex. Showroom, Delhi) for drum and disc brake variants, respectively. However, the company upgraded the ZX variant with some of the features of the Grande trim. TVS Jupiter ZX is available in two variants: drum (Rs 56,093) and Disc (58,645), both ex. showroom, Delhi. The company is working on the BS VI compliant Jupiter and it might be introduced in 2020.

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The updates made to the ZX variants by TVS are aimed towards its arch rival, the Honda Activa 5G. The new features on TVS Jupiter Zx include LED headlamp, semi-digital instrument cluster, adjustable rear suspension and chrome finishing on the rear view mirror (available on disc brake variant only). It misses out on some of the premium features that the Jupiter Grande had such as cross-stitched seat cover and diamond cut alloy wheels. It also doesn't get the chrome highlight package on the body, which was seen on the Grande. The scooter is offered in two color schemes: Starlight Blue and Royal Wine. With adjustable rear suspension, the duties at the front are performed by telescopic forks.

TVS Jupiter directly rivals the Honda Activa 5G in India

Mechanically, it is powered by the same 109.7 cc air-cooled, OHC petrol engine which develops top power of 8bhp at 7500rpm and peak torque of 8Nm at 5500rpm. Braking duties are done by 130mm drum brakes at front as well as rear, while an optional disc brake at the front wheel is also available. TVS Jupiter ZX also carries combi-braking system (Sync Brake System as TVS has termed it) as standard feature. The company has begun work on the next-gen Jupiter scooter and it will be equipped with several new features including the Bluetooth-enabled instrument console, borrowed from the Ntorq 125 scooter, which comes with an array of functions. The new-gen scooter will also feature a fuel injection BS VI engine.

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