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Mahindra Trucks & Buses have launched the new Furio range of Intermediate Commercial Vehicles (ICVs) in India, at a starting price of Rs 17.45 lakh for the 12-tonne variant. The higher 14-tonne variant of the Mahindra Furio retails at Rs 18.10 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom (Pune).
The main highlight of the new Mahindra Furio trucks is its design. The truck range was designed and developed with key inputs from the Mahindra-owned Italian design studio, Pininfarina. The entire project cost the company close to Rs 600 crore and the trucks will be manufactured at Mahindra's Chakan facility in Pune.
The Mahindra Furio range comes below the Blazo range in the brand's commercial-vehicle portfolio. The newly-launched Furio series of trucks' development started way back in 2014 with the involvement of close to 500 engineers and 180 suppliers. The main aim was to build safe, comfortable, ergonomic cabins with good aesthetics.
As a result, the Mahindra Furio range features modular sleeping berths for the driver and co-driver and an eight-way air-flow outlet which makes the cabin five degrees cooler. The design also promises 60 per cent lower noise intrusion and 40 per cent lesser vibration. Other equipment include the segment-first fog lamps and cornering lights.
Powering the Mahindra Furios trucks is a new mDi Tech diesel engine which makes 138bhp at 2400rpm and 500Nm of torque. The engine is equipped with Mahindra's FuelSmart technology further promises better fuel efficiency, in addition to being lightweight. Even though it is BS-IV-compliant right now, Mahindra has promised that the engine will be updated soon to meet BS-VI emission norms.
The Mahindra Furio range boasts of a standard warranty of 5 years / 5,00,000km or a five-lakh-kilometre AMC (Annual Maintenance Contract) package.
Thoughts On The New Mahindra Furio Range Of Trucks
Lately, the Indian trucking industry has been witnessing a stiff competition between the likes of Eicher, Ashok Leyland and Bharat Benz. The new Mahindra Furio trucks were developed keeping this in mind and owing to that, they seem to be a desirable choice in terms of design and features. What do you think?