Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Mahindra Launches Maxximo Pickup

Mahindra launches its new LCV (Light Commercial Vehicle) platform, Maxximo, today at the 2010 India Auto Expo in New Delhi. The Maxximo will be a direct competitor to the Tata Ace. It is powered by a 2-cylinder Mahindra CRDe diesel engine with a displacement of 0.9 liter (900cc). Mahindra claims that the engine is ‘new’. It is unclear (but likely) that this 2-cylinder engine shares the same architecture as the 4-cylinder CRDe diesels Mahindra uses in the Pik-Up or TR20/TR40 models.

The 1 ton Maxximo will be a big brother to the 1/2 ton Mahindra Gio launched in 2009. The Mahindra Maxximo and the Tata Ace will go head to head in India where the Ace (launched in 2005) owns 90% of the LCV market.

MahindraPlanet is fascinated with these heavy duty little ‘Kei trucks’ for use as mini off-roaders and utility vehicles. We’ll continue to cover them along with other Mahindra vehicles.

Sources: MahindraMaxximo.com, Vicky.in, and as hyperlinked


cRiPpLe_rOoStEr a.k.a. Kamikaze said...

seems to be a good option instead of something like a too much heavier ford ranger... mahindra should offer it in brazil... 1-ton is the minimum payload required by brazilian laws for a 2wd vehicle to run on diesel...

minal said...

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