To be positioned above the Vespa VX.
Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (PVPL) has announced that it will showcase the India-only Vespa Elegante limited edition tomorrow. The launch of the automatic scooter is expected at a later stage, most probably before Diwali.
The Elegante is an accessorized VX with exclusive elements such as a split seat finished in beige, Crete Senesi Brown color option (first introduced in the Vespa Primavera), a chrome grab rail, a possible apron-mounted foldable carrier and Elegante special edition badges. The rest of the scooter would remain same as the VX.
Power comes from a 125 cc 3-valve 4-stroke engine coupled to a CVT. The motor develops 10 PS (9.85 bhp) and 10.06 Nm of torque. Suspension duty is taken care by a trailing arm setup upfront and a single sided coil spring at the rear. Just like the Vespa VX, the Elegante will be offered with front disc brake and rear drum brake.
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In pricing, the Elegante will command a premium over the Vespa VX which itself is a premium scooter to start with. The scooter will be produced in limited numbers.
Competitor: Honda Aviator
Expected Price: INR 79,000 (ex-showroom)