Piaggio has added a new light commercial vehicle to its line-up. The Porter 700 is the newest addition to the line-up. The vehicle is priced at Rs. 3.31 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The vehicle can carry a payload of 700 kg and is an upgrade of Porter 600, which is already present in the market. The Porter 700 is BS IV complaint and goes up against the likes of Mahindra Jeeto and Tata Ace in the market.
Talking about the new Porter 700, Diego Graffi, CEO Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited (PVPL) said , “Anticipating our new age customer’s needs, the Porter 700 has been conceived as a modern, stylish vehicle with many new features and yet delivering its core values of exceptional reliability, fuel efficiency and earn ability”, for Piaggio to continue its dominance in the last mile transportation cargo segment.”
The Piaggio Porter is visually similar to the Porter 600 but looks larger than it. The single cab LCV has two seats and comes with ergonomically designed seats and steering wheel. The vehicle is powered by a 652cc single-cylinder engine that develops about 15 Bhp and 40 Nm. The gearbox is a first of its kind floor mounted synchronised 5-speed manual gearbox. It returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 26 km/l.
Talking about the warranty and service plans for the Porter 700, Graffi said, “The new Porter 700 comes with 2 years or 75,000 km extended warranty. Today, the company is confident the Porter 700 will outclass others in the 4 wheeler sub 1-tonne cargo segment and will help it consolidate its position in the last mile transportation industry”.
The Piaggio Porter 700 will start reaching the dealership in India by next week and will be available across the company’s 350+ dealerships in India by next month.