The TVS Dazz has been spotted undergoing trials on the streets of Bangalore. The test mule sported a white paint scheme, and though it wasn’t camouflaged, it lacked all the fancy decals and the badging that it is sold with, in the Indonesian market.
The TVS Dazz is powered by a four-stroke 109cc air-cooled engine that churns out 8.34bhp and 8.3Nm of torque. As the Dash is positioned as a premium scooter in Indonesia, it comes loaded with features like phone charging point, parking brake, 14-inch alloy wheels with tubeless tyres and a disc brake at the front among others.
While TVS hasn’t revealed any plans of launching this automatic scooter here, the testing does raise suspicions about the company’s intentions. Customs logs show that TVS has imported over 35 units of the Dazz from Indonesia in this month itself.
TVS has a manufacturing facility in Karawang, Indonesia, which is spread over 20 hectares of land and caters to the other ASEAN markets. The Chennai-based two-wheeler had launched the Indonesian subsidiary in 2007, though it has been struggling to gain market share in the country. Indonesian banks provide loans only to the customers who are buying Japanese two-wheelers, making it difficult for Indian two-wheeler manufacturers to sell their products over there.