Lambretta scooters to make a come back in India
The retro, classic Italian brand, Lambretta, is planning a return to India with a prototype debut at the Auto Expo 2020 (February 6-9). Lambretta will come in an electric avatar, but expect it to retain the classic design.
The product is currently under development in Milan and the Italian company has tied up with the Delhi-based Lohia Auto Ltd and Bird Group to sell the products in India. The company has not disclosed the product specifications and the name of the product yet. Lambretta is collaborating with a global company to develop the electric two-wheeler.
Lambretta has also announced the development of another two-wheeler called Super Lambretta. The steel-bodied Super Lambretta, specially designed for the Indian market, will be bigger and more spacious in size than the existing Lambretta models.
“This upcoming aspirational model will be bigger and more spacious than the existing Lambretta models. The Super Lambretta will claim premium and upscale position in the Indian market retaining the classic rich look-and-feel which Lambretta is known for. It will be specially developed for ambitious young people,” the company said in a press release.
The Swiss parent Innocenti will start the process of setting up an assembly plant in Mumbai area, which will become a hub for exporting to developing markets. “The plant will provide the Indian market with original Lambretta products and will operate as a production hub for surrounding countries and Africa,” the company added.