Vespa 946 India launch to happen soon



The Vespa 946, which was showcased at the EICMA, made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2014 last month. Now, according to a report by Business Standard, the Indian subsidiary of the Italian auto maker will be launching the new Vespa 946 scooter in the coming 3 months.

The Vespa 946, upn launch, will be the most expensive scooter to be on sale in India. The Vespa 946 is expected to be priced between INR 8-9 lakh, and will be on sale in India via the CBU route in limited numbers.

The Vespa 946 has been named after the year 1946, the year scooter production commenced at Piaggio.

Ravi Chopra, chairman and managing director, Piaggio Vehicles said, “The homologation of the Vespa 946 has been done and we would launch it in two to three months. This is a very niche product and is positioned as a collector’s edition.”

Powering the Vespa 946 will be a fuel injected variant of the 125 cc motor from the Vespa VX. This single cylinder motor has a max power of 10.06 PS, with peak torque rated at 10.6 Nm.

Each Vespa 946 is hand built and will come loaded with features like :

  • Digital speedometer console
  • Front and rear disc brakes
  • ABS
  • Traction control
  • ASR
  • Chrome Exhaust

The company has already mentioned that it will position its products as premium. With a INR 8-9 lakh scooter, the company is giving an option to the buyers who are on the look out for an exclusive product.