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Old 1st June 2007, 21:02   #1
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Default Piaggio Ape Truk launched

Ace fighter arrives at 2.15 lakh

The Hindu Business Line : Piaggio plans &#8364 65 m diesel engine facility in Pune

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looks prettier than the ace now we'll find these lil buggers racing with the aces on all our roads !
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Tata Ace has some serious competition now !!!!
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errr... couldn't they come up with a better name than Ape? are they trying to 'ape' TATA 'Ace'.
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errr... couldn't they come up with a better name than Ape? are they trying to 'ape' TATA 'Ace'.
Whats wrong with Ape we are Apes too.

Looks decent and a tiny bit bigger than the ACE!!! anyone know whats the pricing going to be like?
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Well now we are going to witness lot of action in SLCV segment. ACE has got tough competition. with APE Truck ...next coming minifour & amw's quadricycle. Lets see how ACE lives upto compedition.
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Welcome ape. anything to give the tata/leyland guys a run
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errr... couldn't they come up with a better name than Ape? are they trying to 'ape' TATA 'Ace'.
Ape is Piaggio's world famous brand name which is much older than that of Ace.
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Whats wrong with Ape we are Apes too.

Looks decent and a tiny bit bigger than the ACE!!! anyone know whats the pricing going to be like?

Its clearly mentioned as 2.15lakhs in one of the posts.
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It's pronounced aah-pay, which means bee in Italian. Not ape, as in simian semi-human.
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Hmmm... that sliding front is nice. But I think they lost the plot somewhere around the headlight-grill level. That part is a bit jarring. In fact thinner, elongated headlamps with a more sober grill would have made this truk a looker, IMO.
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man seriously i m considering do i buy this or M800 now :S confused
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errr... couldn't they come up with a better name than Ape? are they trying to 'ape' TATA 'Ace'.
AFAIK, APE is the name of the company, not the truck.
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Looks like the astounding success of Tata's ace has gotten everyones attention. How does this compare to the Ace in terms of utility, since that will be the criteria to choose between the Ape and the Ace.

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Piaggio Vehicles' sales of commercial three-wheelers crossed 1.4 lakh vehicles in 2006. It has a production capacity of 1.50 lakh vehicles a year.
Where is Piaggio going to fit in the production of the Ape? Only 10,000 per year? Doesnt sound right but the news article does not mention any production expansion plans.
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Looks like the astounding success of Tata's ace has gotten everyones attention. How does this compare to the Ace in terms of utility, since that will be the criteria to choose between the Ape and the Ace.
As per the article... Its a 482cc engine... Compared to 700cc on the ace... No idea of the power figures comparison though...

However, its got a 5 speed gearbox compared to the 4 speed on the Ace...
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