Italy’s dolce vita on three wheels, the Ape Calessino is the stylish epitome of urban transport
Dubbed the world’s most glamorous icon when it comes to three-wheeler vehicles, the Ape Calessino 200 is the newer, more youthful version. Keeping its classic look, yet with a better engine and a fresher, more lighter feel to the design and styling, the Ape Calessino 200 is more glamorous than ever.
Since its launch in 1948, the Ape sparked the movement of not only the Italian transportation industry, but also small businesses, after the Second World War and has learnt itself its iconic status in Italian style. From its humble beginning within small business to its use and style as a alternative for private transportation, the Ape Calessino 200 is now a hybrid for your leisure and business requirements alike.
During the 1950’s, the Ape Calessino went on to appear in the film La Dolce Vita, earning its worldwide style status as seen by American starts when holidaying around the Mediterranean. It’s hard to not see why, with its sleek styling and size making it the perfect hideaway come getaway vehicle for escaping the paparazzi. Since then, the Ape Calessino has been associated with high society and the renowned places Cannes, Capri, Portofino, Forte dei Marmi and the Greek Islands.
Reborn in 2000 to celebrate its beauty and functionality, launched as an electric version in 2010 and now with its advance as the Ape Calessino 200, the Italian icon is at its best yet. Purposefully given a more youthful edge, the icon three-wheeler has still got its original, non-conformist style and embodies all that it ever has – that of the joie de vivre found in the Mediterranean lifestyle.
Designed to suit two passengers in the most comfortable of ways, plus the driver, the Ape Calessino is for functionality as well as style and statement. Its unique design couldn’t have more personality; it’s the epitome of urban transport. That, combined with its newly added technical features, make it the best version of itself yet.
The roof is a soft-top, allowing for folding away to enjoy the open air, scenery and outdoor delights on tiny trips and even longer jaunts. The engine is robust, in the form of a 200cc 4 stroke single-cylinder that is easy on fuel and even easier on the ears. It’s light and quick – perfect to nip in and out of the smallest streets and cosiest parking bays, thanks to its compact shape and tiny turning circle. All of which is pulled together in the most neatest of ways, thanks to its chic city styling.
Whether you’re intending on a buzz around a city, a country escape or even a handy, gorgeous little mobile to get you around from day to day, the new Ape Calessino 200 is the perfect hybrid for all occasions.