Peugeot Metropolis is now being used by the Paris municipal police. (Image credit: Photo tweeted by @pakwakankar)
Mahindra group-owned Peugeot Motorcycles have been added to the fleet of the Paris municipal police, the recently-introduced locally-led municipal police force that focuses on anti-social behaviour and traffic offences in the French capital.
“The Paris municipal police now have a new roar…,” Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra said in a tweet. He shared an older post by Prakash Wakankar, international operations executive for Mahindra group, who had tweeted a photo of the police version of the three-wheeler.
A part of the Mahindra Group since 2019, Peugeot had launched the Metropolis in September last year. The fleet was delivered to Elysee Palace, the official residence of French President Emmanuel Macron.
The Paris municipal police now have a new roar…
Peugeot Motorcycles…a @MahindraRise company… https://t.co/X5LY7Hzp82
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) December 1, 2021
In 2019, the Metropolis was also inducted into the Guangdong Police SWAT team in China.
The new Metropolis is a 400cc three-wheeled maxi-scooter with an engine that can produce 35 PS of power and 38 Nm of peak torque. Of course, coming to India may take time, even though Anand Mahindra is of the opinion that a low-cost Metropolis could be successful in the local market.
However, the maxi-scooter segment in India hasn’t taken off as well as hoped for, with the Suzuki Burgman currently the only notable option. Scooters like the Aprilia SXR 160 and the Honda Forza 300 are coming soon, and their impact is yet to be seen.Internet Explorer Channel Network