Car and General has launched a new carriage style Piaggio three wheeler (tuk tuk) called the Romanza, which comes with a two-year warranty. It is a four-stroke 200cc petrol engine with an average fuel consumption of 30km per litre.
“There is a growing need for urban transport which is driven by the rapid expansion of cities and towns in the 47 counties. Three wheelers are gaining
popularity as they are perceived to be safer than motorcycles,” said Joshua Maithya, a Car and General sales executive for Piaggio.
“The Piaggio Romanza features a drop top hood and coordinated half doors and is available in
white, blue and red. Designed for a driver and two rear passengers, this open carriage style makes it
a great option for couples wishing to enjoy the outdoors for picnics, or sight-seeing for short distances from towns and for movement between hotels at the coast,”
The Piaggio three wheelers are a popular mode of transport in many urban centres especially in Mombasa and Malindi. Because their running costs are low, they are very economical as taxis. There are also van and pick-up models, which are used for delivery work, courier services, laundry and fast food operations.
The addition of the Romanza brings to six different Piaggio passenger and cargo models sold and serviced by Car and General. As the regional sales agent for
Piaggio, the Company has a workshop on Lusaka Road in the Industrial Area for repair and service. There are dealers throughout the country who also offer a full range of genuine spares.