TVS Scooty Zest is priced at an aggressive price tag of Rs 42,300, about Rs 8,000 cheaper than segment leader Hondak Activa. It is powered by a 110cc CVTi engine also seen on board the Wego and Jupiter scooters. This engine is capable of 7.88 bhp peak power at 7,500 rpm and 8 Nm torque at 5,500 rpm while being mated to a V-Matic CVT transmission. New Scooty Zest claims a mileage of 62 kmpl.
Being marketed for the fairer sex, the Scooty Zest will see new design as compared to the earlier Scooty, with revised headlamps, apron and instrument console. Seat is enhanced and tail section is new with grab rails and LED tail light. Scooty Zest also boasts of tubeless tyres, parking brakes, a new muffler and a TVS patented econometer.
TVS Scooty Zest which receives both electric and kick start, will compete with Honda Activa, Honda Activa i, Honda Dio, Yamaha Ray, Suzuki Let’s and Hero Pleasure.
TVS Motors currently manufactures bikes such as Apache, Phoenix, Max4R, Star City and Sport while its scooter range includes Jupiter, Wego, Scooty Streak and Scooty Pep. The company reported an increase of 32.15% in total sales during the month of July 2014 during which period a total of 2,03,092 units were sold as against 1,53,676 units sold in July 2013. Domestic sales increased 30% from 1,26,531 units in July 2013 to 1,64,571 units in July 2014.
Below is a brief video on Scooth Zest.