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Piaggio to launch mass scooter in India

     Italian two wheeler manufacturer Piaggio aims to launch a mass market scooter in India. The likely model will by ‘Fly’ which is stylish enough to compete against the Honda and Suzuki scooters. Fly will be powered by a 125cc engine tuned for higher mileage.

     Piaggio feels Indian two wheeler market is growing tremendously and it wants to capitalise the market with a mass segement vehicle. Piaggio has invested Rs. 150 crore at its Baramathi plant to ramp up the production capacity.

     Currently Piaggio has Vespa LX125cc scooter in India which is aimed at premium segment. In spite of its high price of around Rs. 70,000/-, the LX125cc has got a tremendous response in India. 
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Piaggio NT3 City Car revealed

     Italian scooter manufacturer Piaggio has come up with a new three seat city car concept which could be launched by late 2013. The concept of a small city car was conceived in India to battle the Tata Nano and to be launched Hyundai Ha and Maruti’s sub 600cc car codenamed YE3.
     Piaggio NT3 City Car concept has been revealed at the Milan Motorcycle Show. The cabin consists of 3 seats – front driver seat and twin rear seats same as the McLaren F1 and BMW’s concept Z13. The NT3 is based around Piaggio’s three wheel Ape – the classic three wheel commercial pick up and van which is hugely popular in India. Powering the NT3 would be a 200cc to 300cc motorcycle engine.

Press Release:
Piaggio boss Roberto Colannino told Reuters that he had “very big sales numbers in mind for India” and that sales are also planned for “Asia and Europe”. No factory location or sales launch dates were revealed, although Piaggio is planning to start production “within three years.”
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Piaggio Ape Mini Truck launched in India

     Italy based Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (PVPL) has launched a 0.5 tonne capacity mini truck in India. Mini truck named as Ape mini truck is priced at Rs 1.74 lakh across all over India. The Ape mini truck fits in the hot sub one tonne light commercial vehicle (LCV).

     Ape Mini Truck delivers an impressive economic figures of 29 kmpl and come with 15 month warranty and 5 free services. It will take on the lone player in the segment Mahindra Gio and soon to be launched Tata’s Ace Zip.
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