Mahindra today unveiled the next generation Maxximo mini truck in Bangalore, with an extra "Plus" to the name. Mahindra calls it the country's most technologically advanced 0.85 ton payload mini truck, which features, for the first time, Mahindra's "Fuel Smart" technology. The Plus provides class leading performance, toughness, safety and warranty.
The Plus is the first mini truck in the country to feature two driving modes. The "Fuel Smart" feature allows the driver to either get more power out of the engine when pulling heavy load or go for better mileage when the truck is carrying a light load or nothing at all. When using higher power the engine delivers 26 HP or 19.2 kW and 5.5 Kg-mt of torque. When in economical mode the vehicle provides a mileage of 21.9 KMPL.
Other notable features are the stronger 7 leaf rear suspension, an improved cable operated gear shift, dual tone interiors, comfortable seating, a larger loading area of 35 Sq.ft, booster assisted brakes with Load Sensing Proportional Valves for greater control and drive by wire accelerator system for quicker response.
According to Mahindra the Plus will provide 30 percent higher savings for the owner through improved mileage and low maintenance, while Mahindra's class leading 2 year/60,000 Km warranty, with "Zero Maintenance Offer" for 6 months/25,000 km provide owners peace of mind.
Mahindra Maxximo Plus mini truck has a price tag of INR 3.46 lakhs for BS3 and INR 3.54 for BS4 models (Ex-Showroom price, Bangalore).