. This is a discussion on Mahindra's All-New Global Scooter Named Gusto within The Two Wheelers. Part of The Auto Talk category; Mahindra has announced that the name of its all-new global scooter (codenamed G101) is Gusto.
> Launch in Northern and ...
Mahindra has announced that the name of its all-new global scooter (codenamed G101) is Gusto.
> Launch in Northern and Western India on September 29.
> Phased roll out in rest of India, South Asia, Latin America & Africa in a few months.
> Powered by M-Tec Engine; Gusto has advanced engineering features and is styled in Italy.
Rajesh Jejurikar, Chief Executive – Farm Equipment & Two Wheeler Division & Member of the Group Executive Board said, “We are set to introduce our new global scooter, the GUSTO, created at our state-of-the-art R&D facility in Pune. The name GUSTO is a derivative of 'gust’ which connotes a sudden strong current of wind, symbolizing the spirit of freedom. GUSTO comes with an all Aluminium M-TEC engine with advanced features such as a stronger crankshaft and bearings, high inertia magneto, high energy HT coil and series regulator to deliver superior power, efficiency and reliability.”
He added, “The Gusto’s distinctive, contemporary styling has its origins in Italy and it has been conceptualized based on extensive research and in-depth consumer insights. After rigorous testing and validation we are now ready to launch the GUSTO in the Northern and Western markets of India and Nepal, on September 29. We will launch in the Southern and Eastern markets of India as well as South Asia, Central America and Africa, in a few months.”
So, The Battle between Activa and Gusto has begun !
Now only I finished reading the Shooutout battle between Activa and Gusto. Link: http://www.motorbeam.com/bikes/mahin...usto-shootout/
The Gusto triumphed the Activa in all ways and the VFM Factor obviously belonged to the Gusto.
Great Mahindra ! Keep it up and beat all the Japanese aliens !(No offence)
EDIT: Looks like Mahindra Gusto is not yet came to TN and other south states' shores ?!? Their website didn't list TN in the Price section.
But I can't understand/think why Mahindra name their products(vehicles) ending with "O". Example: Centuro, Rodeo, Duro, Bolero, Scorpio.
They should change their brand name to "MahindrO"
Last edited by RVSB; 5th October 2014 at 08:42 AM.
A mid variant of the Gusto i.e Gusto HX has been launched at INR 49,000 (Ex-Mumbai) by Mahindra and is supposed to be placed between existing variants i.e Dx and Vx.
Mahindra has kitted all the Gusto variants with tubeless tyres, telescopic suspension, LED pilot lamps and a front facing kick lever. The Gusto is powered by a new 110cc carburetted motor which makes 8PS of power and 9Nm of torque and is mated to a convenient twist-and-go CVT. The scooter is available in six colours.
Nice move by Mahindra to capture market share in scooters. Hope this does things for Mahindra because despite of being good mahindra scooters have not sold in the numbers expected. I own a duro its a nice vehicle however the resale is next to nothing. service is also not at par with the competitors but that's again not the manufacturer's fault.
Hope this will bring about the change what mahindra is expecting.