Piaggio Vespa Elegante touted to be successful in India

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 11:36 AM by

Gone are the times in India when a scooter was looked upon as a vehicle that is meant for the middle class and companies could afford it to be dull in appearance. With the market becoming cut throat, appearance is equally valuable and it seems as if another great looking scooter, Piaggio Vespa Elegante, will make its way to India in a couple of months. Industry experts believe that limited edition Vespa Elegante could be an excellent buy for consumers in the country.

Reports in the past have suggested that the launch of Vespa Elegante has been on the cards for launch and the firm was waiting for the right time. Festive season is the best to launch any vehicle in India and Piaggio understands that completely. Vespa Elegante is expected to be based on Vespa Primavera model and will make use of the Vespa VX platform. Sources claim that the main difference between the two will lie in the pricing and styling with the Vespa Elegante having an expected price of around INR 79000 (ex-showroom).

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Piaggio Vespa Elegante touted to be successful in India

Triangular front grille, round headlamp and split design seats is going to be the highlights of the new Vespa Elegante. The company has decided to go for a retro look to make this scooter more attractive and appealing. Colour differentiation is also something Piaggio will be looking towards and is likely to introduce this scooter in Pearl White and Marrakech Brown. Along with attracting women and teenagers, this scooter could be ideal for old age people as well.

The engine fitted inside the Piaggio Vespa Elegante is expected to be same as the VX125, since the former is based on the latter. This power has the capacity to generate an output of 9 bhp along with top torque of 10.06 Nm. Many experts feel that the combination of all these features would make this scooter an excellent buy. Right up there in terms of appearance, this scooter also produces a decent power level and has a reasonable price as well.

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