Piaggio later announced that a limited-edition version dubbed the Vespa 946 would be made available (in a slightly different production form) in 2013. The company latter announced the 946 sale price would be $9,946 USD (MSRP).
Vespa originally announced that "Production of the series will terminate at the end of the year - the Vespa 946 2014 Collection is already on the drawing board - to ensure that Vespa 946 scooters built in 2013 will be truly unique, unrepeatable products." However, after the model's launch in Fall of 2013, Vespa informed various media outlets that it would be making an annual run of 946s, possibly with new features and styling changes each year so the model remains on the forefront of technology and design.
The 2013 Vespa 946 is the first Vespa model to come with ABS and ASR (anti-skid) systems, full LED headlight and tail lights, and the optional Vespa Multimedia Platform (smartphone interface).
From a Vespa press release:
Tradition and innovation: Sheet steel body with aluminium parts: handlebar, saddle support, side panels, front mudguard, rear-mirror supports.
Maximum safety: 220 mm dual-disk brake, two-channel ABS braking, ASR electronic traction control. Large 12" wheels, modular aluminium alloy wheel rims.
Eco-sustainability and fuel economy: 125 cc 3V engine, electronic injection, best-in-class fuel consumption and emissions.
Technology and style: LED headlight with heat dissipation system, LED tail light and indicators, full LCD multifunction instrument panel.