TVS has brought back the Grande edition of the Jupiter with a host of new elements which distinguish it from other models of the scooter. In terms of pricing, this edition carries a premium over all other variants. In that case, let’s check out what the Grande edition gets extra over the standard, ZX and Classic trims to justify the premium.
The Grande edition has created quite a buzz, majorly due to its Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster, something that is a 110cc segment-first. Termed as the SmartXConnect system by TVS, this console can be connected with the user’s smartphone thereby allowing access to their calls and messages. It also consists of additional information such as over speeding alert and a helmet reminder for an added safety.
Now, the ZX variant of the Jupiter also features a semi-digital instrument console which looks similar to the Grande's. However, it lacks Bluetooth-connectivity and displays basic information. Meanwhile, the standard and Classic variants integrate a fully-analogue unit.
While the Jupiter Grande retains the overall styling of other models, it gets a few additional bits which set it apart. This includes rear view mirrors with chrome accents, maroon-coloured seat with cross-stitched pattern and dual-colour 3D logo. More prominent changes include a unique Tech Blue colour scheme with beige inner panels.
What’s worth noting is that TVS offers variant-specific colours options for body panels and inner part of the apron. Starting with the standard trim, it sports blacked-out inner panels and comes in eight colour options which are exclusive to this variant. On the other hand, the ZX version gets a dark-beige inner apron and body colour schemes include Starlight Blue and Royal Wine. Lastly, the Classic variant adorns brown inner panels while the available body colour options include Sunlight Ivory and Autumn Brown. Besides that, the Classic trim features some more distinctive elements such as round chrome mirrors, tall windscreen and pillion back rest.
On the mechanical front, the Grande edition remains majorly unchanged. It is powered by a 109.7cc, carbureted motor which produces 7.8bhp and 8Nm. While it continues to ride on 12-inch wheels, the alloys sport a machine-cut design. Suspension duties on all variants are handled by telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. Meanwhile, braking hardware comprises of a disc-drum setup, assisted by SBT (synchronized braking setup). However, the standard and ZX versions can also be had with drum brakes at both ends.
In terms of pricing, the new Jupiter Grande edition sits on top of the ladder as it costs Rs 62,346. A step below are the Classic and ZX (disc) trims both of which retail at Rs 59,990 while the ZX (drum) is priced at Rs 57,489. The list ends at the most affordable standard model which can bought at Rs 53,491.
(All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi)