Mahindra and Mahindra is recalling some of its Imperio pick-up truck to fix the faulty rear axles. Inspection will be done on Imperio’s manufactured between April and June 2018. The Indian utility vehicle giant has started recalling the Imperios from February 4th onwards.
Mahindra in its filing has said that inspection and subsequent rectification of the affected models will be carried out free of cost. They have not revealed the exact number of pick up trucks affected. Industry sources reveal that about 300 trucks are likely to affected by the axle glitch.
Mahindra said that customers will be individually contacted by the company for the repairs. Customers can also visit Mahindra’s website (Service Action section) to check if their vehicles are part of the service action. The automaker had launched the Imperio pick up truck in 2016. It was launched as a replacement to the Genio pick up in its commercial vehicle line up. The Imperio is based on the same platform as Mahindra Quanto and Xylo. It is available in both single and dual cab options.
Unlike other commercial pick up trucks in the segment, Imperio has many features on offer. It gets a tilt-adjustable steering, air-conditioning, 2-din music system, power windows, illuminated key hole and key less entry. Mahindra Imperio is powered by a 2.5L direct injection diesel engine that produces 75 Ps of power and 220 Nm of peak torque. It comes with a payload capacity of 1240 kilograms. Company claims a top speed of 120 Kmph and it will return 13.55 kilometres to a litre. Imperio gets 16-inch wheels and has a ground clearance of 211 mm.
Apart from selling the Imperio in India, Mahindra also exports this pick up truck to South East Asian and Latin American countries. Come 2020, the Imperio is set to get a major revamp. It’s diesel engine will be replaced with a new diesel motor that meets Bharat Stage 6 norms. Also, safety levels on the pick up truck are likely to improve with the addition of airbags and ABS as standard safety features.