Piaggio launches its new Performance range and becomes the first 3-wheeler manufacturer in India to upgrade its entire range to BSVI.
News Desk, News Nation 360: Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), a 100 % subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group and India’s leading manufacturer of small commercial vehicles today showcased its entire range of BSVI products. Positioned as “The Performance range”, both diesel and alternate fuel range was on display. The diesel range boasts of a completely new power pack with a 599CC engine pumping out 7kw power and 23.5 Nm torque. The engine along with a 5-speed gearbox and new aluminium clutch considerably increasing the load-carrying capability and enables faster trip times. The upgraded Cargo range comes with a larger cabin providing better headroom and space for the driver thereby increasing his productivity. The passenger range comes with new safety doors for commuters. The alternate fuel range has been fitted with one of the most refined drive-train available in the industry with a 230CC 3-valve hi-tech engine. The customers can experience a super smooth, low-noise ride with improved driveability in urban settings. With this showcase, Piaggio has one of the largest product range in the last mile mobility in
India for both cargo and passenger carrying applications. The cargo range is available in deck lengths of 5, 5.5 and 6 feet and in the Delivery van and High body options. The passenger range is available in a small body, mid-body, wide-body and extra-wide body configurations. The range is also fuel agnostic with products available in diesel, CNG, LPG and Petrol. The company has also announced the prices of the BS-VI products with the diesel range having an Ex-showroom price increase of Rs. 45,000 and the alternate fuel range Rs. 15,000 over equivalent BS-IV products. Speaking on the occasion, Saju Nair, EVP and Head of CV Business, PVPL and Malind Kapur, SVP Marketing, Product Marketing & Channel Management, CV Business, PVPL told the new BS-VI Performance Range reinforces the company’s leadership in innovation and technology for providing superior solutions for last-mile transportation. The Power Max diesel range will enable their customers to earn more through better load carrying capability and faster turnaround time and at the same time, their 42 months warranty and improved maintenance intervals significantly reduces the cost for the customer. Similarly, the Smart AF range is a benchmark for superior pickup, NVH and urban driveability. Combined with the assurance of low maintenance through 36 months warranty and the unique Super Saver free maintenance scheme, this is truly a smart choice for their customers. The early adoption of BSVI range will help them maintain channel stocks much better & ensure they have a smooth transition before the 01st April 2020 Deadline. In Diesel Cargo segment they have always been market leaders and they are sure that their newly launched Power-max 599 cc BSVI cargo vehicle will further strengthen their position.
Report: Anustup Kundu