BS VI impact: TVS Wego discontinued

by Firoze Irani 21 Apr 2020

TVS Motor Co has officially pulled the plug on the Wego scooter for the India market. The 110cc scooter will not be part of the company’s BS VI line-up in the country as it is looking to “streamline to enhance dealer profitability”. TVS will continue producing the scooter in BS IV spec for select export markets. 

Over the past few months, TVS has been updating its website with its latest BS VI offerings. Most models have already made the cut, but the original timelines for some products may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

The Wego, which was introduced around 10 years ago, was ahead of its time with its large 12-inch wheels. The scooter was quite a popular model for the brand, especially in the first half of its life in India. However, sales in recent years were not what the company would have liked. At present, the Jupiter and NTorq are the brand’s most popular scooters now and they’ve already been updated to meet the stricter emission standards.

What this also means is that the number of scooters in the 110cc scooter space have reduced even further. Yamaha recently exited that space and announced that it would only make 125cc scooters henceforth. Many other brands have also been shifting their focus to the growing 125cc scooter segment. The only three big offerings in this declining segment currently are the Honda Activa 6G, TVS Jupiter and the Hero Pleasure Plus.