A pair of camouflaged 2020 Yamaha Fascino facelift prototypes have been spotted testing by Zigwheels. Yamaha India is working towards launching BS6 versions of its products starting from November. The Fascino test mules indicate that in addition to receiving clearer engine, the automatic scooter will also get noticeable changes to its styling.
The camouflage keeps the finer details away from prying eyes but one can clearly notice increased surface area of the engine shroud and a longer tail. The taillight cluster has also been restyled as evident from the location of turn indicators on the prototypes. The updated scooter appears to incorporate external fuel filler cap.
Closer observation revealed new grab rail, reprofiled seat and redesigned front apron which could incorporate LED DRLs. It is also possible that the instrument cluster is overhauled. The facelift also features alloy wheels while the current version is available only with steel units. Despite all these changes, the 2020 Yamaha Fascino continues to be instantly recognizable.
The most significant change however will be under the skin. Given that India is jumping directly to BS6 from BS4 emission norms, most of the vehicles would warrant more than just minor tweaks to achieve emission reduction. So, we expect electronic fuel injection system to become the norm in two wheeler segment including automatic scooters.
In its current guise, the Yamaha Fascino’s 113 cc air-cooled engine develops 7.2 hp and 8.1 Nm of torque. The employment of electronic fuel injection is likely to improve the output figures marginally without compromising on fuel economy.
The test mules are equipped with regular drum brakes at either end (CBS will be standard) but a high-end variant with front disc brake is a possibility. We don’t expect any other hardware changes to the Fascino.
The 2020 Yamaha Fascino will continue to target urban audience. Competition would come from the likes of Honda Activa 5G, TVS Jupiter, etc. Currently, the Yamaha Fascino is priced at INR 57,523 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The updated version is expected to be dearer by around INR 7,000 on the account of electronic fuel injection.