Piaggio India has unveiled the Vespa LX 125 scooter, which the Italian automaker plans to launch in early 2012. The company will manufacture the Vespa LX 125 at its upcoming facility in Baramati, near Pune. The company has sold 17 million units of the Vespa which it produces at Pontedera, Italy, Vinh Phuc and Vietnam. The Baramati plant will have an annual capacity of 1.5 lakh units per annum and is being set up at an investment of 30 million euros. Vespa LX 125 features automatic “Twist and Go” transmission and fuel efficient single cylinder 4 stroke engine. Vespa World Club was formed in 2006, which brings together 35 international Vespa clubs and 685 Italian Vespa clubs to provide a platform that celebrates the Vespa cult.
“We are looking forward to the launch of the iconic Vespa in the country soon. The Vespa LX 125 is much more than a scooter – it’s the original, timeless 2-wheeler that has become a way of life in market after market around the world,” Mr. Ravi Chopra, Chairman and MD, Piaggio India said.