TVS has brought back the Jupiter Grande at Rs 62,346 (ex-showroom, Delhi). For 2019, the scooter gets Bluetooth connectivity, a new colour scheme and more. We were the first ones to reveal last month that the scooter was soon going to be reintroduced with more features.
Unlike the older model, the new Grande is only available with a disc brake. At Rs 62,346, the Bluetooth console equipped Grande becomes the most expensive one in the range, Rs 2,446 more expensive than the TVS Jupiter Classic at Rs 59,900 and Rs 8,855 more than the standard Jupiter.
Like we previously revealed, the biggest update comes in the form of the updated digi-analogue instrument cluster, which is now Bluetooth-enabled. While it isn’t as comprehensive as the one of the TVS Ntorq 125, it does feature functions like call and text notifications, an over-speeding alert, among other regular data, like the trip and odometer. Users will have to download the TVS Connect app on their iOS or Android devices to get the Bluetooth-enabled notifications to work.
Another distinguishing factor on the Grande is the light blue colour scheme that is paired to beige-coloured inner panels. It features a maroon colour seat that gets a cross-stitch pattern. The Grande also comes equipped with a new embossed logo that is now dual coloured. Like the previous-gen Grande, this one features machine-finished alloy wheels, LED headlight and chrome trim on the rear view mirrors. However, the new bike does miss out on the chrome elements the older model featured on the apron.
It carries forward the same 109.7cc, single-cylinder engine that generates 8hp and 8.4Nm of peak torque. The new Grande is also not a BS6 model either as the transition to it would raise the cost of the scooter, which isn't favourable in such a price-sensitive segment. The inevitable upgrade is likely to happen at a later date, closer to the April 2020 deadline for BS6 norms.