After launching the Vespa Esclusivo few weeks ago, Piaggio is going to satiate Vespa fans with another limited edition variant of its popular premium scooter. Termed as the ‘Vespa Elegangte’, the new exclusive variant of the Vespa will be produced in limited numbers, keeping in view the enthusiasm in market during the upcoming festive season. Before its scheduled launched somewhere during festive season, the new Vespa Elegante will be revealed for the general public for the first time at The Corinthians Club in Pune on September 16, to garner public response towards the product. The pricing of the scooter will be revealed only at the time of the launch.
The ‘Vespa Elegante’ will be basically another cosmetically enhanced variant of the regular Vespa VX, including some bling and equipment, and is specifically designed for the Indian market. The exclusive features which the Vespa Elegante will bear over the Vespa VX are beige finished split seats, rear chrome treated pillion grab rail, the ‘Elegante’ badgings on various parts of the scooter and an apron mounted front foldable carrier for luggage. Also, the scooter will be available in the exclusive paint scheme of Crete Sinesi, which is essentially a light brown paint scheme. Expect a price hike of Rs. 2,000 to 3,000 over the price of Vespa VX for the ‘Elegante’, considering the ‘ornaments’ it comes with.
Since the new scooter is based on the same platform of the Vespa VX, the powertrain and other mechanicals are expected to be the same. The Vespa Elegante will borrow the same 4-stroke, air-cooled 125cc engine from the Vespa VX, which pumps out 10 PS of power and 10.06 Nm of torque. The power will be channeled to the rear wheel through a CVT transmission. The scooter will bear the same unique suspension setup of front single sided trailing link and rear single sided coil spring, just like the other Vespas on sale in India. The brakes on duty will be a front disc and rear drum, complementing with the premium factor of the scooter.
This will be the fifth Vespa and the second limited edition variant to be offered by Piaggio in India. Piaggio currently sells the standard Vespa LX, Vespa VX and Vespa S, along with the limited edition Vespa Esclusivo, which is also a Vespa VX with few design changes. The Vespa range in India starts at Rs. 68,333 for the standard Vespa, going up to Rs. 72,368 for the Vespa VX, Rs. 74,075 for Vespa S and Rs. 73,387 for Vespa Esclusivo (all prices ex-showroom Mumbai).
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