EXCLUSIVE: TVS To Update The Radeon Taking The Fight To Hero’s New Splendor Plus Xtec

  • Jun 8, 2022
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TVS plans to launch the new Radeon this festive season

The Radeon can be considered a champion for TVS in the commuter segment. It’s got enough frugality and practicality under its skin to trade paint with old boys like the Hero Splendor Plus. So it was no surprise when we got to know from our sources that TVS has been working on substantially updating the Radeon with features and technology.

The new Splendor Plus Xtec has set a new benchmark with industry-first feature updates for the commuter market. Loaded with a fully digital instrument cluster, Bluetooth connectivity, USB charging, LED DRLs, i3S technology, bank-angle sensor and side-stand sensor, it has set a target for TVS to beat. Which is exactly what we expect the TVS Radeon to do.

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TVS is well known for loading its bikes and scooters with features, and we suspect the new Radeon will be no different. We see it featuring an LED headlight, full-LCD instrument cluster, and Intelligo start-stop technology as seen on the TVS Raider. The instrument cluster on the Raider alone is extremely comprehensive with more information being relayed than the Splendor’s digital unit. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the TVS Smart Xconnect bluetooth connectivity also making its way to the Radeon in this iteration. Apart from this, one can also expect the Radeon to be loaded with features including call/SMS alert, real-time mileage indicator, range and low fuel indicator among others. The current generation Radeon offers USB charging as an optional extra, and that may become a standard feature too. That said, the underpinnings and powertrain on the Radeon would remain the same.

The new Radeon is expected to be launched sometime this festive season. Even with these new updates, we expect the price for the new Radeon to be Rs 3,500 more than the current top variant, which retails at Rs 74,966 (ex-showroom Delhi). The top variant of this 110cc commuter in fact gets a front disc brake too, something the new Hero Splendor Plus Xtec currently lacks, even as an optional extra. Even at the new expected price, the TVS Radeon will offer more value for money than the Splendor Plus Xtec. 

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