Piaggio India launches apé City rickshaw with LPG/CNG/Petrol options
Piaggio India, the completely owned subsidiary of Italy’s Piaggio, has announced the launch of all new range of three wheeler – apé City rickshaw. This new range of three wheelers from Piaggio India will be offered in a choice of three fuel options – LPG/CNG/Petrol.
Piaggio apé City is powered by a 3 valve 200 cc engine, which is being introduced in the three wheeler segment in India for the first time. Price of the LPG variant is at INR 1.10 lakhs, CNG is at INR 1.23 lakhs, and petrol version is priced at INR 1.25 lakhs. All prices here are ex-showroom, Maharashtra.
Power output and torque figures are not revealed, but Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL) claims that they are the best in its segment. The new Piaggio apé City is also 10% more efficient than the competition while acceleration has also been improved.
Piaggio is confident of the performance of their new three wheeler, which is why they offer 12-months/36000 km warranty and 4 free services.
Mr. Ravi Chopra, Chairman & Managing Director of Piaggio India Pvt. Ltd. said, “At Piaggio, our emphasis has always been on value creation. Be it product design or performance. We have consistently gone to the market with our customers in mind. Anticipating the regulatory shift towards more eco-friendly vehicles and customer’s needs for a small, fuel efficient and comfortable 3 wheeler, we conceived the apé City to deliver exceptional value and a superior experience to our customers. Today, we are confident the apé City will outclass others in the alternative fuel segment and will help consolidate our position in the 3 wheeler segment. Created on the basis of extensive customer need-gap analysis, apé City is truly a world class product that will complement Piaggio’s existing 3-wheeler portfolio. It should emerge as a preferred option over competition in this segment on the strength of its operating efficiencies, enhanced earning potential, and both driver & passenger comfort.”