Tata Ace opened the one ton pick up segment and soon to follow was Piaggo’s Ape Truk. Slowly this small wonder touched success which prompted Paiggio to launch another LCV Ape Truk plus, which has a one tonne capacity.
Piaggio is now looking at the smaller segment by launching a smaller LCV which will compete with Mahindra Gio and Tata Penguin.
The test mules of the half-tonner were spotted during trials in the outskirts of Pune by our friends at Velociti Magazine. The vehicle understandably compact and has smaller dimensions than the flagship Ape Truk.
Currently the engines are supplied by Cotton greaves which could also possibly supply a smaller engine for the new LCV.
Image Source: Velociti Mag