After the recent launch of male-specific scooter TVS ‘Jupiter’, the Chennai based two wheeler maker TVS seems to be working on two new scooter models that would complement its existing range of successful automatic scooters. Presently, the company’s portfolio includes the Scooty, the Jupiter and the Wego. They compete with rivals like the Honda Activa, Suzuki Access and others. These two new TVS scooters were recently spotted testing in southern India.
One of these came across as being the TVS Neo step-through and the other looked like a 75 cc scooter. TVS is understood to be working on these new scooter by enhancing their body styles. It would be futile to add another scooter with the same engine specifications as the existing ones. The upcoming automatic scooter is expected to have a manual gearbox but with an auto-clutch. This technology was introduced in India in the TVS Jive motorcycle but has not been able to attract a lot of buyers.
The TVS Neo is expected to come with motorcycle-like tail section, bigger rear wheel, notable exhaust tube and canister, suggesting higher capacity of engine. The integration of the raised front mudguard and pure street-spec rubber shows high standards of quality. The test mule was equipped with front telescopic suspension and disc brake on the front alloy wheel with a drum brake at rear. Neo was also spotted at one of the TVS dealerships and it is to be equipped with a 110 cc engine.
These TVS scooters are expected to come with all the contemporary features that are found in other two wheelers in its segment in order to give strong competition to Yamaha which started its scooter offensive in India with the Ray and Ray Z. These scooters may be unveiled by the end of 2013, and launched during the 2014 Indian Auto Expo.
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