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Piaggio Porter 4x4

19th April 2007 Print
Piaggio Porter 4x4 The small and sturdy Piaggio Porter microvan range has now got even tougher, with the introduction of a brand new 4x4 model variant, to be launched at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the Birmingham NEC from 24th- 26th April 2007.

As a light commercial vehicle the compact dimensions and high manoeuvrability of the Piaggio Porter already make it the perfect choice for traversing restricted spaces such as parks and gardens or navigating narrow and windy country lanes. However, now replete with a permanent four wheel drive with electronic locking centre differential, the Piaggio Porter 4x4 makes even more sense as a commercial vehicle option for those operating in tougher environments; working off-road in rugged, outlying areas, for example, or delivering goods to isolated, rural communities where access may be more difficult in a vehicle less well-equipped for rough or awkward terrain.

The improved traction of the Piaggio Porter 4x4 is controlled by its advanced all-wheel drive system, which means that whatever motoring hazards the great British weather might impose, making tough driving conditions even more difficult, Porter 4x4 is designed to get you through; whether you are ploughing through a muddy, boggy field or climbing up an icy slope. With a maximum lateral incline of 45° and a fully loaded surmountable gradient of 28°, Piaggio Porter 4x4 is an extremely versatile light commercial vehicle, well suited to a myriad of individual working needs and situations.

The choice and functionality provided by the Porter range gives this practical small truck a distinct advantage over other 4x4 vehicles available in the light commercial category which are limited to one basic body type, usually either a pick-up or van. The Piaggio Porter 4x4 model range mirrors its 4x2 companion, with the choice between six different body types; Panel Van, MPV, Pick-up, Chassis, Big Deck & Tipper (both also available with the option of alloy sides).

With a price increment of only £1500 on the existing 4x2 petrol line up, Porter 4x4 also beats its competitors at the value-for-money stakes. Starting from just £7495 for a 4x4 Panel Van or Pick Up, Piaggio Porter provides the flexibility and adaptability of a manoeuvrable 4x4 light commercial vehicle at less than half the price of many comparable alternatives, without compromising the benefits or practicality on offer. For example, Piaggio Porter 4x4 boasts remarkable load-bearing capabilities for a van of its size, with payload capacities beginning at 560kg for the Panel Van (combined with a 3m³ load volume), rising to 610 kg for the heavier load-carrying Pick Up variants, including the sturdy Tipper and the robust Big Deck.

As the exclusive importers of the Piaggio Porter range to the UK, Piaggio LTV will be showcasing other variants from the comprehensive Porter line-up at the Commercial Vehicle Show, which will include the Big Deck (a Pick Up with a larger load floor) from the 4x2 petrol versions and the zero-emissions, eco-friendly Porter Electric MPV. However, the star of the Piaggio show will be the 4x4 Tipper, heralding the debut of the 4x4 Porter range in the UK, and according to Managing Director, Tim Slaughter,

“Visitors to the 2007 Commercial Vehicle Show can’t fail to be impressed by the new 4x4 Porter which further widens the appeal of the Piaggio LTV range”.

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Piaggio Porter 4x4