TVS Jupiter Grande Edition With Bluetooth Connectivity Launched
The new variant is just Rs 252 more expensive than the previous-gen model!
- The Grande Edition is one of the first 110cc scooters to get Bluetooth connectivity.
- It receives a few cosmetic updates as well.
- Mechanically, it remains the same as the ZX disc brake model.
TVS has launched a new variant of the Jupiter called the Grande Edition. With a sticker price of Rs 59,900, the new variant sits between the base ZX variant and the ZX disc brake model, which are priced at Rs 57,443 and Rs 59,950 respectively (ex-showroom Delhi). Interestingly, the new Grande Edition is just Rs 252 more expensive than the previous-gen model.
The highlight of the new Jupiter Grande Edition is that it comes with Bluetooth connectivity, which the company claims is a segment-first feature. TVS calls this new feature ‘SmartXonnect’ and it is similar to what we have seen in the NTorq 125. However, where the NTorq 125 gets a fully digital instrument cluster, the Grande Edition gets a semi-digital instrument console. Once your phone is paired to the scooter via TVS’ official smartphone application, it displays text and call notification, speed alert, tripmeter and more.
Although the application is available on both Android and iOS, the text notification feature is limited to Android users only. Apart from all these features, the new instrument panel also displays useful information such as odometer, fuel indicator, service reminder and helmet reminder. We still don’t know how the ‘helmet reminder’ feature works but we’ll share an in-depth analysis once we get our hands on the new scooter.
Apart from this, there are some cosmetic differences as well between the ZX disc brake variant and the Grande Edition. For instance, it gets a new cross-stitched seat, new alloy wheels, chrome highlights on the mirrors and a new blue paint scheme.
In terms of mechanical, the new Grande Edition is exactly the same as the ZX disc brake variant. You get a 109.7cc motor which produces 8PS of power and 8.4Nm of torque. Even the braking hardware and the suspension setup is the same between the two variants.
The TVS Jupiter Grande Edition rivals the Hero Maestro Edge and the Activa 5G. Speaking of the Activa 5G, according to some rumours, there’s an updated variant coming (probably going to be called the 6G) which might come equipped with some connectivity features.