Vespa VX Esclusivo launched in India at Rs 73,387
Vespa has launched a limited edition of the VX, the Esclusivo in India at Rs 73,387 ex-Pune. The on-road price is Rs 81,800. Only a thousand of these scooters will be available for sale and all of them will come wearing a serial number based on their production series. They come priced at around Rs 3,000 more than the regular VX.
So what's different in the Vespa VX Esclusivo edition? It comes with a matte black colour option as seen first on the Vespa S, new Esclusivo graphics, black alloy wheels and a two tone seat. The mechanicals have been carried over from the VX which means a front disc brake, grippier MRF tyres and the 10PS/10.6Nm 125cc carburetted engine mated to a CVT. The scooter will only be available in black, white and red. The red colour will be readily available while the other two will be delivered within two weeks.
The company will be officially announcing the launch of the scooter sometime next week.
By the end of this year, Piaggio is also looking at bringing in the exclusive 946 to India, the price of which is expected to rival some 1000cc motorcycles in the country.
Vespa Esclusivo launch press release
|The Esclusivo will be accomplishing the aspiration of the Vespa loyalists to be special and to own an exclusive creation. It signifies the Vespa culture of being unique and reinforces the mark made by the Italian brand in India. The Esclusivo is all set to make a statement on the Indian roads with its bright hues and head turner charm as a symbol of aspirational lifestyle. The Esclusivo is the first limited edition Vespa in India with only 1000 exclusive pieces to be made and numbered and each piece proudly flaunts this distinct number badge. The Esclusivo draws its delicate features from the ultra-stylish Vespa VX. It showcases the new body decals and graphics enhancing its trendy look. The Esclusivo has specially designed dual colour, Black & Silver Alloy combination wheels which add to its visual appeal. It has seats that are particularly designed in Grey top and black side theme and white piping with white stiches in Red body colour and red piping with red stiches in White and matt black body colour Esclusivo to give that much coveted premium feel. The Vespa Esclusivo is available in 3 colors Monte Bianco (White), Rosso Dragon (Red) and Nero Matt (Black). Esclusivo has been showcased in special previews conducted in Pune, Hyderabad and in Bangalore. All the previews have obtained great response from Vespa loyalists and pre bookings are on track already. Speaking at the launch, Mr Ravi Chopra, Chairman and Managing Director, Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited (India) said, "Piaggio is delighted to offer this stylish limited edition Vespa Esclusivo for the fans across the nation. Limited edition Vespa Esclusivo symbolizes Piaggio's position in the premium scooter segment that the group has successfully created in the Indian market. It takes the legacy of iconic Vespa to another high. With its classy yet quirky design, it will be a proud possession of any real Vespa enthusiasts. We at Piaggio, understand the needs of our aspirational consumers and believe that the Esclusivo will enable them to experience another notch in the Vespa culture of being special." Excited with the response Piaggio plans to introduce more of such distinctive offerings on regular intervals for the Vespatics in India. Every year one can expect one or two such limited edition pieces from Vespa. Each would be distinctive, exclusive and individually badged.|