The Piaggio Group had planned to launch two new scooters in India on October 25, 2016 – the radical Vespa 946 Emporio Armaniand a special edition model to celebrate the company's 70th anniversary, paying homage to the design of Vespa GTS 300. But, due to a change in the company's planning schedule, the launch of the scooters has been postponed to early November.
While not too many details are known about the 70th anniversary model that's coming to India, we can assume it will follow in the lines of the anniversary models launched in Europe, and will feature a new blue paint scheme, brown seat covers and a matching tail bag. The Vespa 946 had been on display at Auto Expo 2016 and has been developed with inputs from famed Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Armani as well as the 130th anniversary of the Piaggio Group.
Since the 946 will mostly taking the CBU route, prices are estimated to be in the region of Rs 8-10 lakh, making it more of an haute couture collector’s item rather than a scooter for the daily grind. Details about the launch date are expected shortly.