Piaggio India has introduced its brand new Vespa Elegante Special Edition scooter with a price tag of Rs 95,077 (ex-showroom, Pune). The special edition version of the existing Vespa SXL and Vespa VXL 150 cc scooters adds some new features over the standard version for a more ravishing appeal. According to the company, the special edition is blessed with a feel of the Italian craftsmanship.
The Italian beauty has been introduced in two colour variants- Beige Unico and Pearl White. It also features colour coordinated twin leather finished seats, tinted flyscreen and an exclusive 'Elegante Badge'. The Italian scooter also packs additional accessories, which include a colour coordinated helmet, all round chrome guard kit and a front bumper guard. It rides on 12-inch alloy wheels wrapped in tubeless tyres.
Powered by a 150cc single-cylinder engine, the Vespa Elegante special edition is capable of churning out maximum power output of 11.4 bhp at 7000 rpm along with a peak torque of 11.5 Nm at 5500 rpm. No additional changes have seen in the motor and it is coupled to an automatic transmission.
Stefano Pelle, CEO and Managing Director, Piaggio Vehicles India, while commenting on the launch said, “The special edition Vespa Elegante symbolises Piaggio's ownership of the premium scooter segment that the group has successfully created in the Indian market. With its classy yet modern designs, Vespa Elegante will be a proud possession of the Vespa enthusiast.”
The 150cc scooter segment in the country currently includes very selected models and Piaggio has also seen limited units of its scooters. According to Piaggio, the Vespa sells an average of 2,000 units per month, whereas the Aprilia SR150 also rolls out a little more than 2,000 motorcycles per month. The new offering by the company doesn’t seem to increase the volume but will surely provide uniqueness and exclusivity for the people who crave it.
The Vespa Elegante special edition is available via all the Vespa/Aprilia dealerships as well as at Motoplex outlets across the country and the pre-bookings for the new model is also already started.