Car and General Trading Limited has introduced a new larger Piaggio tuk-tuk. The addition of this model brings to eight different Piaggio passenger and cargo models sold and serviced by the Company.
The new model is powered by a petrol engine and has a consumption of 34 kilometres per litre. The three-valve technology engine gives lower maintenance costs. The engine warranty is for 20,000 kilometres.
The new tuk-tuk comes with a larger body, bigger tyres, bigger lights, a radio and side speakers and there is more room for luggage.
The company has made an arrangement with Watu Credit, a microfinance institution to provide advice and assistance to Boda Boda riders and tuk-tuk owners.
A deposit of 100,000 shillings secures a brand new Piaggio with the balance payable between 12 to 24 months.
Piaggio three-wheelers have become a popular form of transport for many urban centres because their running cost is low. The van and pick-up models are used for delivery work, courier services and fast food operations.
Car and General, the regional sales agent for Piaggio has a workshop on Lusaka Road in the Industrial Area for service, repair and spares. There are branches and dealers throughout the country who also offer a full range of genuine spares.