The Piaggio Ape’ Xtra LDX+ has been launched at an introductory worth of Rs. 2.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). That makes it about Rs. 2,000 costlier in comparison with the 5.5 toes Ape Xtra LDX mannequin.
The new Piaggio Ape’ Xtra LDX+ has been launched at an introductory worth of Rs. 2.65 lakh
Piaggio Vehicles Private Ltd (PVPL) has introduced the launch of a brand new diesel-powered three-wheeler for the cargo section, the Ape’ Xtra LDX+, which is able to include an extended 6 toes deck space. The firm says that whereas the Piaggio Ape’ Xtra vary already comes with diesel fashions with 5 toes and 5.5 toes decks, the brand new variant with 6 toes deck size addresses the necessity for top quantity load with extra space requirement, immediately enhancing the earnability of consumers. The Ape’ Xtra LDX+ has been launched at an introductory worth of ₹ 2.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). That makes it about ₹ 2,000 costlier in comparison with the 5.5 toes Ape Xtra LDX mannequin.
Commenting on the brand new launch, Diego Graffi, Chairman and MD, Piaggio Vehicles Private Ltd. 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.”
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Compared to the common Ape Xtra LDX, the Ape’ Xtra LDX+, with the 6 toes deck, is now 150 mm longer at 3295 mm, whereas the wheelbase has grown by 180 mm to 2100 mm. The width and top stay unchanged at 1490 mm and 1770 mm, respectively. The car suggestions the scales at 492 kilograms, that makes it 13 kilograms heavier, however the gross car weight (GVW) stands unchanged at 975 kg. The new Ape’ Xtra LDX+ is powered by the identical 599 cc diesel engine that’s tuned to make about 9 bhp and 23.5 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox together with a brand new aluminium clutch that’s claimed to supply a smoother driving expertise and lengthy lifetime of as much as 30,000 km.
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Commenting on the brand new product, Saju Nair, EVP and Head of Commercial Vehicle Business, Piaggio India Pvt Ltd. mentioned, “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 599 cc smart BS6 engine gave us an opportunity to develop this variant on our already proven diesel platform. We feel that the 6ft variant will especially be suitable for captive customers & e-commerce delivery businesses and will give stiff competition to 4Wh SCV cargo products”.
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Bookings and enquiries associated to check drives of the Ape’ Xtra LDX+ diesel will be made at PVPL’s dealerships throughout India. It may also be booked on-line at PVPL CV enterprise e-commerce website.