Two camouflaged TVS scooter have been spied testing by a Gaadi reader in South India. One of the test mules is the Neo step-through scooter which is not sold in India but is manufactured in Hosur and is exported to markets like Indonesia.
The other scooter in the spy pics doesn’t reveal much information but we expect this one to be the soon to be launched Scooty Zest. The Hosur based company had announced to launch the Scooty Zest in early 2014 and the testing pictures makes us believe the launch isn’t far. During the launch of the Jupiter scooter, TVS had announced to indtroduce a new product every quarter in order to strengthen their lost market share.
TVS currently sells two scooter under the Scooty brand – the Streak and the Pep +. With the addition of the Zest, the company is planning to revive the sales andthe brand together. Expect the Scooty Zest to become their flagship model and will be powered by the same engine which powers the current Scooty line-up.
TVS and Honda are the two biggies in the Indian scooter market with Honda leading the segment. Honda is also planning to launch a new scooter in next few months. TVS’ market share currently stands at 13.5 per cent which they expect it to go till 16-17 per cent with the help of the Jupiter. With upcoming Scooty Zest, expect TVS to perform slightly better in the scooter segment.