Mahindra Maxximo Mini Truck Launched


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Mahindra is coming up with another small pick-up truck like Gio, But this one will have bigger capacity. A Piece of Information from Vicky.in -

Following the launch of gio, Mahindra would soon launch another mini truck called “Maxximo”. WHile the gio is 0.5 ton truck, the new maxximo would be 0.8tonne (800kg) truck. The styling will be unique on the likes of gio. Maximmo will be the first vehicle in India to use advanced diesel engine technology. Maxximmo will be powered by 2 cylinder,900cc, direct injection m_Hawk engine. Power and torque produced by this engine is ample to pull loads across any conditions. Maximmo develops 25bhp of peak power (approximately) at 3600rpm and 55Nm of maximum torque. The load area will be huge enough to hold 800kg of payload. The cabin design is ergonomical. Driver and a passenger can sit comfortably even for long journeys.
So, Is the Xylo looking pick-up going to be the Maxximo? Time will tell.

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Why dont they launch a new kind of pickup instead of chopping a great MUV xylo. It certainly hampers the reputation of the car.
 
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I agree with Akash.
Even Tata is also doing a similar type of mistake, the Indicruz is having a face same as Manza, I think that it may hamper its sales as the sales of Dzire got affected.Hope for the best.

Why dont these manufacturers keep a design confined to the particular model and make different designs for different models under its stable belonging to different segments.Manufacturers should take a serious note,not to copy designs and names of a particular segment model into another segment model or to the totally redesigned facelifted model of the same model.
 

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Sharing of the same face for different segments should not be the strategy for car manufacturers now when we the buyers have so many options(substitues) in each segment.
 
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Recieved this Press Note 3 days ago. Maxximo will launch at upcoming Auto Expo. And this is the Logo of Maxximo -:



Maxximo: Mahindra’s next generation mini truck to be launched at Auto Expo 2010
Mumbai: December 30, 2009: Auto Expo 2010 will witness the launch of a path breaking vehicle in the small commercial vehicle segment from the Mahindra stable.

Mahindra, the only Indian automobile company to straddle the road transport ecosystem, will showcase their entire product portfolio at the Expo. The company’s range of vehicles includes two wheelers, Utility vehicles, Sports Utility Vehicles, Light Commercial Vehicles & Trucks. Mahindra’s pavilion will cover over 2,000 sq. meters.

Technology is the abiding theme of the Mahindra pavilion at the Auto Expo 2010. Mahindra’s fuel-efficient vehicles and state-of-the-art technologies will undoubtedly appeal to the international audience at the Expo.

At a press gathering today, Dr. Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “Mahindra will unveil its next generation mini truck, named ‘Maxximo’, at the Auto Expo 2010. The first product to be rolled out of Mahindra’s new state-of-the-art Chakan plant, the Maxximo has been developed and designed on the basis of extensive customer feedback and is all set to rewrite the rules of the game.”

The brand name Maxximo was chosen after much deliberation, keeping in mind its promise of delivering MORE – MAXIMUM at its core. The name ‘Maxximo’ also epitomises the vehicle’s futuristic and advanced feel. ‘Maxximo’, delivers a class leading value proposition of superior performance, style and fuel efficiency.

Equipped with advanced technologies, Maxximo is ergonomically designed and sports stylised and car-like interiors. These and a host of other such class defining features distinguish it from the existing vehicles in this segment, making it the best small cargo carrier.
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i dont think the xylo pick up is the maxximo because maximmo is said to have a 0.8 tonne capacity. xylo pick will be much more by the looks of it. cmon, the tata ace is 0.8 tonner & the xylo pick up is not as small as a tata ace.

secondly, a two cylinder 900cc engine will be grossly underpowered for a xylo picup. infact anything under 2000cc wont do for the xylo pick up.
 

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i dont think the xylo pick up is the maxximo because maximmo is said to have a 0.8 tonne capacity. xylo pick will be much more by the looks of it. cmon, the tata ace is 0.8 tonner & the xylo pick up is not as small as a tata ace.

secondly, a two cylinder 900cc engine will be grossly underpowered for a xylo picup. infact anything under 2000cc wont do for the xylo pick up.
absolutely raj, so seems this might not be maxximo thats been spotted or it is the same model with same specs what mahindra is telling.It would be grossly underpowered and wont do good in commercial markets.Cmon mahindra this isnt the right way to go.
 

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its not even about being underpowered vijay, the xylo pick up will be more than 1 tonne capacity.

a 700cc tata ace engine produces 16 bhp, so a 900cc mahindra's engine may produce around 20-25 bhp!

do you thing a 25 bhp engine can pull a xylo with its one tonne plus load?
 

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the maxximo as expected is not a xylo pick up!
IMO its a good looking pick up without the awkward face of the xylo & gio.

here is the website link-
http://www.mahindramaxximo.com/

interesting features i noticed-
1) 2 cylinder CRDe engine
2) nice dashboard
3) drive by wire accelerator!!!
4) DOHC tech
5) independent front suspension with Mcpherson struts, no outdated leaf springs!
6) dead pedal, even my scorpio doesnt have one!
7) car like handbrake
8) stylish instrument console
9) its crash tested too! video in website.

price not revealed but i expect it to be in the range of 3-3.5 lakhs.
 
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Thanks for sharing it Raj!

Seems to be quite impressive & technically advacned for a pickup truck!
 
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