TVS Motor Co. is quite a veteran in the Indian scooter space. The south Indian two-wheeler major already offers a capable range of small capacity automatic scooters in India that cater to a wide variety of customers. TVS’s automatic scooter portfolio includes the well received Scooty Pep, Streak and Wego. It’s a space that represents one of the few remaining growing segments of the market today, which is why every manufacturer is toiling hard to gain ground here and boost market share. The reigning champion remains Honda’s bestselling Activa, which TVS is aiming straight for with the Jupiter.
The new TVS offers a sprinkling of first-in-class features, on the back of which TVS hopes to clobber the competition. Does the Jupiter have what it takes to succeed?
TVS’s motorcycles and scooters are known for their good fuel efficiency, and the Jupiter is no different. Doing its maker proud, the Jupiter did well during our tests, to return 43.4kpl in congested city traffic, this going up to 45.3kpl when on the highway.