The Mahindra G108 scooter is likely to be the Gusto 125 considering no fresh test mules were spotted for an all-new model and will compete with the Honda Activa 125.
Seeing the positive response the Gusto has received in the market, Mahindra has planned to launch a new scooter codenamed G108 that will be unveiled on the 12th. No further details about the scooter are published yet, but the scooter is expected to be the Gusto 125. The 125cc version is rumoured to be launched since a very long time and with no spy shots of the new scooter visible, it is believed that the model could have been tested under the outgoing Gusto’s body to keep things discreet.
Mahindra has started sending invitations for a media ride of the new G108 scooter. The G108 comes with the tagline “Stand out from the crowd. Vroom ahead of it” which further indicates the scooter being a powerful 125cc model. It can also be a simple facelift of the Gusto as the codename G108 suggests that the scooter can come with a 108cc engine.
Mahindra has pulled up its socks to develop its two-wheeler division with new launches. The early scooters Rodeo and Duro (essentially to come from SYM) did not perform too well on the sales front. But, the company’s fate changed with the Gusto that is doing consistently well during its one year of existence. With car-like features including height adjustable seats, remote flip key, find me lamps, the scooter managed to offer a unique proposition compared to rivals.
This will be Mahindra’s all-new launch after the much awaited Mojo finally hitting the streets earlier this year. The motorcycle was tested by the manufacturer on different terrains for years before it was launched and has turned out to be quite the product for tourers. Currently available only in metros, the automaker will be expanding the availability of the Mojo in smaller towns this year in a bid to improve sales further. Still nascent compared to rivals, more launches and dealerships will surely help Mahindra establish a foothold in the two-wheeler space.