Piaggio Ape City Plus launched in India at a starting price of Rs 1.72 lakhs

Piaggio Ape City Plus launched in India at a starting price of Rs 1.72 lakhs
author image Nikhil Puthran
Friday 14 June 2019, 16:49 PM

Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), the country’s leading small commercial vehicle manufacturer has marked its entry in mid-body segment of three wheelers with the launch of the new Ape City+. The three-wheeler from Piaggio is available at starting price of Rs 1.72 lakhs and can be had in four fuel options – petrol, diesel, LPG and CNG. The Ape City+ claims to get the country’s first 230cc engine with three valve technology. Moreover, the Ape City+ platform has been jointly developed from teams in Italy and India.

Mechanically, the Piaggio Ape City+ is powered by a 230cc petrol engine in both CNG and LPG guise. In CNG mode it produces 10.14Hp at 4800rpm and 17.51Nm of torque at 3000rpm, while the LPG version produces 11.31Hp at 4900rpm and 20.37Nm of torque at 3000rpm. The CNG version claims to return a fuel efficiency of 40km per kg, while the LPG version claims to return 22kmpl. The diesel version, on the other hand, gets a 436cc, single cylinder engine that produces 8.05hp at 3600rpm and 21Nm of torque between 2400-2200rpm. The diesel version returns a fuel efficiency of 40kmpl. Both the petrol and diesel engine options come mated to four-speed and one reverse manual transmission. The company claims that the newly launched Ape City+ returns best-in-class torque figures and offers better ground clearance as compared to its competitors.

The Piaggio Ape City+ is available in three colour options – green, black and yellow. The Ape City+ is available with one-year free maintenance that includes five free services. The petrol with CNG and LPG options comes with 36 months warranty, while the diesel version is available with the impressive 42 months warranty.

Speaking on the occasion Diego Graffi, MD and CEO of Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. said, “The last mile passenger transport dynamics are changing rapidly as cities are expanding into suburbs. There is a requirement of a versatile commercial people carrier, which can cater to both in-city and outskirt applications. Keeping this in mind we have developed the new Ape’ City+ which is suitable for both City as well as outskirts and it will definitely address the gap which is there in the last mile connectivity. It has been designed in such a way that it will give our customers assured superior performance. It is a revolution in the 3-wheeler mid-body segment. It is equipped with India’s 1st 230cc 3-valve technology engine in alternate fuel variant and proven 436cc engine in the diesel variant both of which offer great power. With the 3-valve technology engine, our customers are assured to have greater earnability with low maintenance cost. Its features make Ape’ City+ a preferred choice in the mid-body segment of 3 wheelers.”

The ex-showroom Mumbai prices for Piaggio Ape City+ is as follows –

CNG – Rs 192,241

LPG – Rs 183,220

Petrol – Rs 171,709

Diesel – Rs 184,110

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