Mahindra is all set to launch the Imperio pickup, a Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) on the 6th of January, 2016. Bookings, however, has commenced. The Mahindra Imperio LCV will replace the Genio pickup, and will be the carmaker's 8th product to be launched this fiscal year.
The Mahindra Imperio has been conceptualised and developed at the Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai and will be manufactured in the company's Chakan plant. The Mahindra Imperio microsite has been launched already, and the count down timer to its launch is ticking.
Engine, Gearbox, And Specification
The Mahindra Imperio will be powered by a 2.5-litre, mDI CRDe four-cylinder diesel engine that will produce 75bhp and 220Nm of peak torque. The engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Mahindra Imperio will have a payload capacity of 1,100kg, and will weigh 2,930kg.
Once launched, the Mahindra Imperio LCV will compete against the Isuzu D-Max pickup and the Tata Xenon pickup in the Indian market.
Previous LCV Launches This Year
The Mahindra Imperio will be the company's fourth LCv launch in 8 months. Mahindra had previously launched the Jeeto, followed by the Supro Van and Supro Maxi Truck.