TVS Scooty has been one of the most popular underbones in the Indian automotive market
For many teenagers, the Scooty has been their first two-wheeler. Pep+ is also one of the longest surviving scooters in the country along with Honda Activa.
The scooter has witnessed many changes in emission norms throughout its tenure. It has managed to be the most affordable scooter throughout its generation and post the mandatory BS4 to BS6 transition, it is still the most affordable two-wheeler in India.
At the time of launch of its BS6 version, the Scooty Pep+ was offered at a starting price of Rs 51,754 for the base variant, whereas the top-end Babelicious variant was priced at Rs 52,954. Now, Hosur based TVS Motor Company has hiked the prices of the Scooty Pep+ and is now offered at a price of Rs 52,554 and Rs 53,754 for base and top-end trims respectively. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom.
The rise in prices could be attributed to increasing input costs post the Covid-19 pandemic. The price hike of Rs 800 will be applicable effective immediately. TVS Scooty Pep+ comes in as many as seven colour options- frosted black, qua matte, coral matte, Nero blue, glittery gold, revving red and princess pink.
There have been no mechanical or cosmetic updates post the price increment. The Scooty Pep+ continues to derive its power from an 87.8cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected motor which generates 5.36hp and 6.5Nm of peak torque.
Output figures of the BS6 Scooty Pep+ are higher than those of its BS4 counterparts. The throttle smoothness has led to better returns in fuel efficiency figures. It tips the weighing scales at 93 kg.
To present it as a more attractive offering especially after the price hikes, TVS has included more features to it. These features include a side stand alarm and utility spaces with a charging socket. The Scooty is the preferred choice of customers in rural areas or one with a limited budget. Its compact dimensions and low seat height make it a delight for beginner riders.
The TVS offers drum brakes on both the wheels, however, post the BS6 transition TVS is offering CBS as an enhanced safety tech. While there are many offerings in the scooter segment, the Scooty Pep+ has no direct rivals in the market. Not just Scooty but other products from TVS such as Jupiter and NTorq have also witnessed price hikes in recent times.