Vespa GTS 300 scooter launch likely by 2016 end
Vespa GTS 300 scooter launch likely by 2016 end. Pictured: Vespa GTS

Italian manufacturer Piaggio is reportedly looking to launch its powerful scooter, the Vespa GTS 300, in India in late 2016. The Vespa GTS 300 is currently in its homologation phase, reports Zigwheels.

According to the report, Piaggio is yet to take a final call on whether its upcoming Vespa GTS 300 should be brought to India as a CBU (completely built unit) or if it should be locally assembled in the country. The scooter, which is expected to become the most expensive offering of Vespa in India, may get a price tag of over Rs. 4 lakh.

To be sold through Motoplex dealerships, the GTS 300 is powered by a 278cc, single-cylinder engine developing 21bhp and 22.3Nm of torque. It features LCD display in the cluster, houses fuel gauge, trip meter, odometer and clock, and comes with an instrument cluster that combines analogue and digital inlay. The GTS 300 also has traction control and a two-channel ABS system in its list of features.

The company is also expected to launch its Vespa 946 in India this year. The Vespa 946, which made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2016 in February, is expected to be priced around Rs. 6 lakh in the country. It is expected to get a fuel-injected 150cc engine that develops 13bhp of power and 12.6Nm of torque.

Vespa's current India line-up includes five models — Vespa SXL 150, Vespa VXL 150, Vespa SXL 125, Vespa VXL 125 and Vespa.

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]