Piaggio rolls out its 2.5 millionth SCV in India

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SRINAGAR: Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), a 100 % subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group (European leader of the 2-wheeler sector) and India’s leading manufacturer of small commercial vehicles on Friday celebrated a historic milestone of rolling-out its 2.5 millionth small commercial vehicle (SCV). The SCV was rolled-out from the assembly line of Piaggio’s world-class manufacturing facility at Baramati (an ApéXtra LDX).
This milestone reinforces the company’s leadership in last mile transportation, a philosophy that drives Piaggio’s India strategy.
Piaggio also announced an exciting volley of customer centric initiatives, ‘The Super Warranty’ programme and the personal accident insurance programme, to extend extra value to its customers. In addition confirming its commitment to customers changing needs and Piaggio’s core philosophy of providing path breaking solutions in the last mile transportation segment, the company also launched a new range of Apé CNG/LPG vehicles, an official handout read.
To commemorate the 2.5 millionth vehicle roll out milestone and to strengthen its relationship with customers, Piaggio announced a one of its kind warranty and insurance programme for its customers. Under the industry first ‘Super Warranty’ programme, customers buying Apé Diesel 3-wheelers will get a warranty for 42 months or 1.2 lakh kilometres (whichever is earlier). Customers buying the Ape’ CNG/LPG/Petrol 3-wheeler will be entitled to a warranty of 36 months or 1 lakh kilometres (whichever is earlier).
“Continuing its tradition of offering industry best solutions to its customers, both the warranty initiatives are the best in their respective categories in the industry,” the handout read. To add further value to its customers, each Piaggio customer buying a 3-wheeler from now will be entitled to a personal accident insurance cover of Rs 1 lakh.
Piaggio Vehicle Pvt. Ltd. also unveiled its new series of Apé CNG/LPG fuel vehicles in the three-wheeler category for the Indian market. The introduction of the new range of CNG/LPG vehicles is a strategic initiative from Piaggio to reinforce its commitment of providing path-breaking solutions in the last mile transportation segments. The Ape’ Xtra LDX and Apé Auto DX are part of the new water-cooled engine technology range. These variants of Apé are the first of its kind in the industry with water-cooled engines and offer best in class performance in terms of power, pick-up, mileage and maintenance, the handout further read.
Speaking on the occasion, Managing Director, Kashmir Motors Ajaz Ahmed congratulated Jammu and Kashmir State Cooperative bank Chairman M Shafi Dar and Managing Director Latif Ahmad for supporting the customers with best possible finance schemes and helping them to provide avenues for self-employment. “The roll out of the 2.5 millionth vehicle is a testimony of the trust shown by the customer in Piaggio’s products reliability”, read the handout.
Piaggio now offers a scheme for 25gm silver coin to all the customers who purchase Piaggio 3-wheelers from 10th August 2018 to November 2018 and additional gifts like, refrigerator, microwave, food processor, etc., the handout added.