Piaggio Vehicles, a subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group and a leading manufacturer of small commercial vehicles in India has launched its 6-feet deck length diesel cargo, the Ape’ Xtra LDX+.
The Ape’ Xtra LDX+ comes with a powerful 599cc diesel engine with a 5+1 gearbox, which the company says delivers best-in-class mileage, superior loadability and higher torque versus competition. The new aluminium clutch gives a smooth driving experience and long-life of 30,000 km.
The three-wheeler range was already available with 5- and 5.5-feet options. The new variant with 6-feet deck length addresses the need for high volume load with more space requirement which will further improve the earnability of customers.
The Ape’ Xtra LDX+ comes at an introductory ex-showroom price of Rs 265,615 (ex-showroom Pune), which is approximately just Rs 2,000 rupees more as compared to the 5.5 feet Ape Xtra LDX.
Commenting on the development, Diego Graffi, chairman and MD, Piaggio Vehicles said, “At Piaggio, we believe in providing path-breaking solutions in the last mile transportation segment with best in class technology offerings to our customers. Our new BSVI performance range has been a huge success in the market due to superior specs than competition products. Ape’ Xtra LDX +, with longer deck size, will enable our customers to earn more and will further strengthen our position as a leader in the 3-wheeler cargo category.”
Saju Nair, EVP and Head of Commercial Vehicle Business, Piaggio India said, “We are pleased to be launching the Ape’ Xtra LDX + diesel cargo. Through market research, we saw the latent need of a longer deck product required by the customer to carry high volume loads with higher unit length. The more powerful 599cc smart BSVI engine gave us an opportunity to develop this variant on our already proven diesel platform. We feel that the 6-feet variant will especially be suitable for captive customers and e-commerce delivery businesses and will give stiff competition to 4W SCV cargo products”.
The company says bookings and enquiries related to test drives of Ape’ Xtra LDX+ diesel can be made at its dealerships across India and can also be booked online from the comfort of customer’s home at PVPL CV business e-commerce website.