TVS first introduced its automatic transmission scooter called the Scooty in 1994. The product was targeted to both the sexes. However, sales figures of first two years indicated that it was the female audience that was buying the Scooty more.
TVS showcased the updated variant of the Scooty at the 2014 Auto Expo with the name of Scooty Zest. The company will officially launch the new Scooty Zest in a matter of hours at an event in Chennai and we are bringing you the live updates from the show.
Powering the new TVS Scooty Zest is a 109.7cc CVTi single-cylinder, four-stroke engine which is also found on the Jupiter and Wego. The engine churns out 8PS of power and 8.7Nm of torque and has a 0-60 kph time of 11.1 seconds.
The new Scooty Zest will be available in four colours – turquoise blue, volcano red, black and pearl white.
- Engine Capacity: 109.7cc
- Power: 8PS (5.9kW) @ 7500 RPM
- Torque: 8.7Nm @ 5500 RPM
- 0-60 kph: 11.1 seconds
- Fuel Efficiency (Claimed): 62 kmpl
- Ignition System: Digital IDI Ignition
- Battery: 12V/5Amp
- Wheelbase: 1250mm
- Length X Width X Height: 1770mm X 660mm X 1139mm
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 5 litre
- Kerb Weight: 97 kgs
- Under seat capacity: 19 litres
- Suspension: Telescopic Suspension (Front), Hydraulic Monoshock suspension (Rear)
- Colours Available: Turquoise blue, volcano red, black and pearl white.
Ex-showroom Delhi Price: Rs 42,300
The new TVS Scooty Zest will be placed against the Suzuki’s Lets, Hero MotoCorp’s Pleasure and Yamaha Cygnus Alpha. The rear monoshock suspension, 19 litre storage space, first in class Backlit Speedometer and claimed fuel efficiency figure of 62 kmpl is likely to work in Suzuki’s favour but what takes the cake is the price tag of Rs 42,300 which is cheaper than Suzuki’s Lets, Hero MotoCorp’s Pleasure and Yamaha Cygnus Alpha. All these features, clubbed with the peppy engine which is found on TVS Wego and Jupiter seems like a perfect winning formula. But can it achieve the sales figure? Moreover, would the Scooty Zest shed the ‘scooter for women’ image to appeal to both sexes or stick to its female audience? This is something that only time will answer.
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