Mahindra has launched an HX variant scooter for the Gusto which is something more than the base variant DX and lesser than the top variant VX, that is, the HX variant of the Gusto lies in the middle.
It is designed to rival the new Honda Activa 3G, Dio, TVS Jupiter, Yamaha Ray, Alpha and Hero Maestro in India.
The HX variant features a height-adjustable seat where the user can adjust the seat's height according to their preference, which is not present on the DX variant. It misses on the features which are present on the VX variant, such as the remote flip key and the follow-me-home lamps.
What runs the new Gusto HX variant is the same 110cc air-cooled petrol engine, mated to a CVT gearbox, which can deliver a maximum power of 8bhp at 7500rpm and a peak torque of 9Nm at 5500rpm. The HX variant also offers telescopic front suspension which helps the Indian riders to glide over the gutters of Indian roads, in a smooth manner. Moreover, it also features a digital centre console, front facing kick lever, tubeless tyres and LED pilot lights.
The HX variant is launched at a price estimate of Rs 49,000 (ex-showroom, Mumbai) and would be available in six colours.