Piaggio, the first manufacturer to upgrade it’s line up to BSVI, launches ‘Performance Range’
– The company launched its “Power Max” Diesel range with an upgraded 599CC engine and the “Smart” AF range with hi-tech 3 Valve 230 CC engine.
– The company also launched the new upgraded Cargo range with the higher power, increased load-carrying capability and bigger driver cabin.
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 aluminum 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, Mr. Malind Kapur, SVP – Marketing, Product Marketing & Channel Management, CV Business, PVPL said “The early adoption of BSVI range will help us maintain channel stocks much better & ensure they have a smooth transition before the 01st April 2020 Deadline. In the Diesel Cargo segment, we have always been market leaders and I am sure that our newly launched Power-max 599 cc BSVI cargo vehicle will further strengthen our position.”